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Basic Head Tutorial: Layout by timflanagan Basic Head Tutorial: Layout by timflanagan
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Basic Human Head Tutorial Part 1: Layout

This is one basic method for drawing the human head. I designed it for beginners, and I go step-by-step through three views: front, three-quarters front/side, and profile (side). The media I used for this tutorial are pencil and paper. I show and describe each step, then at the end I show all the steps together without words. This tutorial is continued in two parts, male and female, which can be found in my gallery [link] , along with basic tutorials on the male torso and female torso.

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payne Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
This was helpful, thank you!!
xRebelFrog Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I've referenced by it here
Inspired-KOOlness Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2013
I will try it out soon!

PancakeShiners Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Hi! This was sooo useful, that you so much! <3
I'm still practicing, so it's not perfect, but you helped me make that crucial first step!
Kyonkun87 Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you, this will help with my character turn around I am making. I am making a turn around to put into 3ds max, but I need a character first. Like I tell others, for some reason I am horrible at drawing out the lines and skeleton for characters. Basically I have troubles posing characters. But if you give me a person or something else to draw, I can do it just fine....Thank you for this. I will put it to good use.
CloudyDay-dreamer Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2012
This will help thanks
kep4 Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2012
I suck at drawing figures, but practice makes perfect. Thanks for the awesome tutorial.
gianluk91 Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2012
Oh god!!! where is it?
timflanagan Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2012
Try clicking Download Image, to the right of the thumbnail.
Alvah-and-freinds Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2012  Student Artist
I can't believed I haven't got this faved before :D
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