Head Drawing Fundamentals Made Simple
What you'll learn
- How to simplified the head into basic shapes so you can drawing it more easily
- How to draw the head from different angles to create more dynamic portraits
- How to make your head drawing more 3D so that it leaps from the page
- Understanding the rules of lighting in order to make your drawing look realistic
- Understanding the basic anatomy of each of the facial features so you can draw them better
- A simple step-by-step process for drawing a realistic portrait from start to finish
- And a whole lot more!
- No previous drawing experience is needed for this course. Even if you are a complete beginner, this course is designed to help you easily understand the concepts and techniques.
This portrait drawing course will teach you how to draw beautiful, realistic portraits that capture the subject's likeness.
What makes this course unique from all the others out there, is how it breaks down the complex topic of portrait drawing into manageable concepts and step-by-step exercises.
You'll begin by learning simple concepts and practicing basic drawing exercises. As your hand dexterity and understanding improve, the lessons will gradually increase in difficulty until, by the end of the course, you will have drawn your every one realistic portrait. Even if you are a beginner with no drawing experience, you'll find the lessons and exercises easy to understand and enjoyable, while still learning critical drawing skills.
Key things you will learn:
How to simplify the head into basic shapes so you can draw it more easily
How to draw the head from different angles to create more dynamic portraits
How to draw the planes of the head in order to create a three-dimensional effect
Understanding the rules of lighting in order to make your drawing look realistic
Understanding the basic anatomy of each of the facial features so you can draw them better
A simple step-by-step process for drawing a realistic portrait from start to finish
And a whole lot more!
Reference photos and hi-resolution scans of all finished drawings
This course is divided into 5 sections.
The first section is going to primarily focus on how to draw the head freehand. You'll learn about the very powerful Loomis Method and how to use to it draw a simplified head in the front, 3/4, and side view.
Then we'll learn how to draw this same head and neck in more dynamic angles like the front view tilted down and up and 3/4 view tilted down and up. This will help you understand how the head is affected by perspective and allow you to tackle many different portrait positions.
Next, you'll learn about the proportions of the head and features and how to place them on the face. This knowledge will become very useful in the next section where we'll build upon the Loomis Method to construct a more three-dimensional head.
Again, we'll cover all the different angles like the front, 3/4, and side view. As well as the more dynamic positions.
OK, by now, you should be pretty comfortable with the overall structure of the head and in the third section, we'll cover the fundamentals of realistic shading. You'll learn about the 5 Elements of Shading and how to combine them to create a three-dimensional look. And you'll also learn about the 4 Different Types of Edges and the Rules of Realism and how to use them to add interest to your drawings. Then we'll combine all these concepts and techniques in a drawing exercise.
Now, all these shading skills you've just learned will become very useful in the fourth section where you'll learn to draw each of the facial features.
First, you're going to learn about the anatomy of the feature and point out little tips and details that you need to pay attention to. Then we'll apply everything we've just learned in a step-by-step drawing exercise. You'll see how to take the drawing from a basic lay-in all the way to a complete realistic finish.
And we're going to do this for all the features: eye, nose, lips, ear, and hair.
Finally in the fifth section, once you're comfortable with drawing all the features, we'll combine everything together and draw a complete portrait from start to finish. Even at this stage, you'll be learning some new techniques like how to use Triangulation to keep your lay-in accurate, how to accentuate the shadow to make the portrait more dramatic, how to stylize your drawing to add more interest, and so on.
Who Is This Course For?
As the name suggests, this course is very beginner-friendly. I designed it to help beginning artists learn portrait drawing as quickly and effectively as possible.
We start out by developing the simplest skills first and then gradually add on to them so that you don't feel overwhelmed. All the concepts and techniques are throughout explained and I never just assume any knowledge on the part of the student.
Also, I know that draw free-hand can be a bit challenging for some beginners so, in some of the drawing exercises, I offer additional approaches that you can use as a guide.
So, yeah, if you're a beginning artist who wants to learn portraiture, then this course is definitely for you. On the other hand, if you're an intermediate to advanced portrait drawing artist, then this course is probably not for you.
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Remember, there is a 30-day 100% money-back guarantee. There is no reason to hesitate. Enroll now, see if you enjoy the course, and start drawing beautiful portraits today!
Who this course is for:
- Any one who is interested in learning how to draw beautiful, realistic portraits.
My name is Ethan Nguyen and I am an artist and teacher.
I fell in love with drawing since I was a little kid copying the images I saw in my favorite comic books.
Having never gone to art school, I taught myself how to draw through countless books, online courses, and trials and errors. Now, I want to give back to the community and share what I’ve learned.
One of the things I love about teaching is trying to understand art at a deep level and then sharing these insights with my students. My strength as a teacher comes from my ability to deconstruct complex subjects into manageable, easy-to-understand concepts.
In order to sharpen my skills and expand my knowledge, I am constantly researching, studying, and practicing to improve my craft.