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How to draw Heads by JocelynAda How to draw Heads by JocelynAda
How to draw...Heads! Download for full size.

I've been meaning to make a series of tutorials for some time now, so I thought I'd kick it off with this one about drawing heads. This is information I (stubbornly) learned along my journey, and I want to share with those who might be having trouble. The character featured is my very own Jien, whom I don't draw anywhere near enough because males are harder for me :<

I still have a long way to grow as an artist, but I always like to share what little I do know. Feel free to ask any questions and I'll try to post another soon!



Everything I learned was from Andrew Loomis's book:

How to draw heads, the Andrew Loomis way:
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LikeABoss78 Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
THANK YOU SO MUCH I JUST DREW THE MOST PERFECT HEAD THAT I'VE EVER DREW IN MY LIFE <3
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Ichxbinxfreix94 Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you!!! This has made drawing faces soooo much easier for me. The way I used to do them left the people in my drawings looking a little too alike. I've tried out different proportions and shapes for facial features with this plot method and it's much more maleable than the old technique. 
My style has always bored on anime and realistic, sorta comic book-ish with with a fantasy/water-color like flare. Now, I can get my pieces looking how I envisioned them! All thanks to your tutorial and know-how.
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Tailspin101 Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
Very useful.
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actualbagel Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
the third one on the bottom reminds me of Toph from ATLA. :0

I like this tutorial, I may use it :>
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ThePyroPlatypus Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
SO HELPFUL! I CAN DRAW PEOPLE NOW :D
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AzothDA Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2015
This is really helpful!
Thanks a lot for sharing! :D
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Avarus-Lux Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2014   General Artist
this helped me more with creating 3d faces then drawing them XD, thanks :D
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Gookins Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you, I always had trouble "seeing" this.
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JocelynAda Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
No problem! I really need to get on some more tutorials.
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LordHiraka Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2014
Thank you this is really, really, really helpful :iconthankyouplz:
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This helps a lot, many thanks.
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Aetherya Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
"Slicing off the sides" is a good way to look at it. I think this will be helpful! Thanks. :)
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Alexios2 Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Thank you for posting this! This will help a bunch.
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Damagekid19 Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2013
this is wonderful I hope that my skills would improve with the help of this art guide
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dsabadell Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2013
Thanks for the tutorial and the links as well...:) (Smile)  Useful stuff.
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IRCSS Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Nice tut'
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captaincabri Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2013
Great :)
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Nordictfantasy Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
This is so helpful!
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plantt Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
heads are balls
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Paige-Gearhart Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
The center guide for the neck and ear line helped a bunch. I always admire people
who make tutorials and guides.
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ShadowPhoenix16 Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh, wow. Thank you so much. This is very helpful :)
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YvonniFhang Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Great tutorial. :D
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MYTHICSONOFGOD Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I will be perfectly honest. You explained it much better than Loomis. Awesome job :)


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IRCSS Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Auch. Keep the poor guy out of it. He is awesome :D
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iliriya Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2013
awesome. thank you.
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Sara1444 Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2013
:D
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JDMagee Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
this was definitely an interesting take on head "shaping". i actually lol'd at work when i saw the knife chopping off the sides of the sphere! 
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doodlesz808 Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
this is a good way of drawing heads :D Very helpful thank you c:
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TheSurfingWaffleAH Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This should be helpful :) thank you for uploading
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wowness00 Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2013
Id like your permission to use this tutorial on a web page im designing for a class of mine. you will be given full credit of course, and a link to your page if you want. Its really a great tutorial (helped me out a lot) it would really be a amazing contribution to my web site. Just comment/reply if your interested.
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JocelynAda Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Absolutely, I made it to be shared :) I'm glad it helped!
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wowness00 Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2013
:D
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