Wednesday, 15 March 2017

Sketching tutorial.

Now, don't get me wrong, I don't consider myself an expert handing out advice, but it occurred to me that I could at least share the system I use for creating faces.

First I start with the basic head shape, if you like, it's a bit like drawing the brain and then building it from there.  It all takes a bit of practise and as you can see from the sketches, no two heads are the same. I've written notes on my page, but basically, I divide the face into thirds, coming down one third for the eyes. Then come down another third for the nose and then divide the final gap in half and put a line in for the mouth.  The top of the ear should be level with the eye.

By changing the angle of the eye line you can position the head however you like. Play with the features until you find a look you're happy with.
If this is helpful for anyone, please comment and I'll do some more. I'm enjoying playing with my sketchbook and may have more pictures tomorrow.

3 comments:

Rain said...

I will ALWAYS appreciate any tutorial for drawing that you're willing to share!!! It doesn't come naturally to me and I don't "see" what you do when it comes to lines and shapes. I was watching a documentary on the Bugs Bunny animators and it just wows me to see how quickly they put characters together! Thanks for this post! :)

rossichka said...

I love that! And I will try... So you will teach me to do something new for me!:)

Yarrow said...

Thank you dear friends, I'll put together another tutorial then :D