Posts tagged: reference
kelseyum asked you: On the topic of help posts, do you have any tips for drawing the head in profile? It’s something I struggle with pretty consistently; for some reason I just can’t understand it. Anything you could say on the subject would be extremely helpful for me! (sorry if this sends twice; tumblr is being super weird!)
Ok, I hope this is helpful! It helps to have a vague guideline/set of rules in mind, and this is what I generally thing of. When you’re drawing the skull in profile, you can basically draw it in a box and then divide it into four quadrants. The ear is located right in the middle; you can find other things from there. The eye generally lines up with the top of the ear, the nose usually comes from the middle of the eyes/pupil and goes down to about halfway through the quadrant it’s in. The edge of the jaw lines up with the ear. Obviously that’s a super rough guideline, but it can really help you out!
The biggest thing I think people have problems with is making sure you draw enough skull onto the back of the head. That’s why drawing a square helps - if you’re too far from the edge of the square, you don’t have enough skull for a brain, haha.
Once you have that in mind, you can build upon it! Not everyone will fall right into this pattern; some people might have really big ears or ears that are higher/lower, some people have big foreheads, some people have big noses. If you’re really stuck, Google some profiles and try and draw them with these guidelines; it’ll help you figure out what goes where!
*A* Hope that helps a bit!
One of my followers asked me for some tips on drawing dreadlocks today. Since I figure dreads have kind of become my “thing” that I do, it couldn’t hurt to put together a little collection of notes and tips about dreadlocks and drawing them.
LOTS of reference images and process info behind the cut!
THIS IS REALLY GOOD AND HELPFUL, thank you. :D