Hey , I'm Darlene .
And you're watching a rapid fire art tutorial in this two part video series , I'm gonna cover the Luis method for drawing the human head in any angle .
I'll show you step by step how to draw four different head positions .
In this video .
I'll cover the front and side view and leave the three quarter heads for part two .
These are the tools I'm gonna use a colored pencil for drawing construction lines and a graphite pencil for the finalized drawings .
If you want to create your own reference material , you'll need a styrofoam ball and marker to draw lines on it .
You'll need a toothpick and finally a need eraser .
We're gonna make some models with these to help us draw certain facial features .
If you don't have a Nable eraser , you can use play doh see recipe below .
Another handy reference would be a rottable human skull .
All of these tools will be linked up in the description .
Let's start with the easiest angle , the front view .
I'm using a colored pencil for the construction lines so you can still see the construction of the head after it's drawn .
The first step is to draw a circle , limit movement in your fingers and wrist and move your elbow and shoulder .
Instead just hover over your sketchbook , creating circular motions when the movement looks and feels right , lower your pencil to create a faint circle .
I'm making it dark .
So the instructions are clear but try to keep your construction lines very light .
The next step is to create a vertical and horizontal line that goes through the center of your circle .
This is the middle line and this one is the brow line where the eyebrows go .
Since the side of the human head is more flat .
Let's cut off the sides of our circle to cut off just the right amount , split this section into three equal spaces from the center of your circle to the top , do the same for the bottom half .
The top third will mark the top of our cut and the bottom third marks the bottom cut off the other side as well .
I can't erase pencil crayons .
So just imagine that the sides are gone , extend the middle line down so we can draw his feature lines .
We already know where the eyebrows are gonna go .
So next , we'll need to figure out the placement of the hairline , nose and chin .
In cutting off the sides of our sphere .
We've actually created the hairline and nose line already for an average male face , all of these features will be spaced evenly .
So to find the chin line simply take a measurement from brow to nose and bring it down here .
Now , we have four horizontal feature lines that are spaced evenly apart just doing a double check to complete our head shape .
We'll need to draw the jawline , extend the side of the head down a little and then curve into the chin .
When you draw the other side , make sure the corners of your jaw are lined up .
So one side isn't higher than the other .
Now , we have a complete head shape .
There are two more lines you might want to draw the eye line goes between the brow and nose and is about a third of the way down .
I know there's a lot of measuring , but if you practice a lot , you won't need to draw so many lines or make as many measurements anymore .
And then between the nose and chin , there is the mouth which is a little closer to the nose .
Let's start adding his features .
Now , the ears are attached to the sides of the head and go from the brow to nose , start your stroke near the eyeline , using the brow and nose as boundaries between where the ear shape started and ended .
Draw a bump , extend it down up to the right and then to the left .
Now we're gonna use this part of the ear shape as a guideline to draw a similar shape that runs close to the edge .
Now draw his other ear drawing the rest of his features can be very intimidating before we actually draw any of them .
We need to learn where each feature fits on the face .
Then we can worry about how to draw each one a good way to approach .
This is to first practice drawing the human skull because it really helps to understand the structure beneath all that skin study and draw the skull from many angles .
There are many apps and online references that you can use to study from like the one I showed you earlier .
So I'll leave that part up to you .
You can also learn how to draw the muscles which is covered in the book .
Learning how to draw a planner head will also come in handy .
It's basically a blocky simplified version of the head where it's broken down into simple shapes .
When you practice drawing this , it helps you better visualize where the facial features go and it will give you a better grasp of the subject in a three dimensional space .
With these two references , you can probably vividly picture where the features go already .
It takes some time to learn this .
But if you put in the time your drawing skills will level up dramatically , you can go right ahead and actually draw the planar head over your drawing very lightly to block out the different sections from one another .
There are many ways to draw a play in our head as you can tell from a quick Google search .
The Luis one is a little different from what I'm doing .
I like to do just the face and ignore the rest of the head .
But when you're practicing , it's probably a good idea to draw the whole thing .
Please refer to the book for more info on this along the brow line .
Let's draw his eyebrows , slant them up at the ends , draw the other eyebrow while making sure each corner is level with the first one .
Use your planar sketch to draw the nose .
I'm going to rest his nose on the line labeled nose and balance it along the middle line to keep his face looking symmetrical where the middle line and nose intersect , draw a small curve and then above that to the right and left draws nostrils .
I'm not gonna go into much detail on how to draw each individual feature because those will need to be covered in separate videos to place his eyes , draw a vertical line from the wing of the nose going up .
The eye will start there and each one will be about the same width as the nose .
For each eye .
You can draw a trapezoid like shape , something more around it though , or a football shape , draw his eyes right above the eyeline .
Let's add a crease at the top .
It just roughly follows the eye shape , make sure the corners of his eyes are level with each other to draw the lips I'm gonna use a different method from Andrew Loomis , sort of just making it up on the spot .
Draw a line where you want the opening of the mouth to go .
I'm gonna use a red line .
So you can see it better again , drawing it closer to the nose than the chin .
By the way , if you want to see the Lummi method for placing the mouth , you should pick up his book , which I'll link to down below .
Let me draw a large example .
So you can see more clearly in the middle , draw a curve to the sides , draw the corner of the mouth using small ticks , then connect the dots using a wavy line in the shape of your choice , draw the outline for his top lip , creating an M light shape .
The bottom lip is just sort of like a very wide U shape .
Let's draw it on the face .
Now , for the corners of the mouth , I like to align it somewhere between the end of the nose to the middle of the eye , let's draw his cheeks .
Now , if you want to really define his cheeks , but don't know where to start .
It helps to visualize his skull .
Also knowing where the cheekbones end will help you understand which areas you can hollow out for his job .
Use your construction lines as a rough guide .
I'm gonna give him a dimple chin for his neck , draw an invisible line from the end of your eye or eyebrow going down .
That's how thick I'll draw the neck , the side of the head is a little more rounded than this .
So round off the corners and make the straight line more curvy to draw his hair .
You can use the hairline as a reference point which will give him a medium sized forehead .
Draw above or below this to give him a larger or smaller forehead .
I'm gonna start here and bring my stroke up and out .
You can also draw this shape which is a little pointier , extend your stroke down along the side , going towards the eyebrow .
Stop before you get too close , bring your strokes out again along the ear and let it disappear .
I'm just making sure that these corners are level with each other .
You can leave it like this .
So he has a buzz cut or give his hair a lot more volume .
First , select where you want his parting line to be where he parts his hair , then draw hair on both sides .
I'm gonna brush most of it over to the left and that completes our head drawn from the front view .
We're gonna use the exact same method to draw the last three heads .
So you're gonna see the same patterns come up over and over again .
Now let's apply the same steps for a head in the side view , draw a circle , draw a straight vertical and horizontal line through the very center .
Since we're drawing ahead from the side .
Now , this line is now called the ear line and this is the middle line , extend your middle line straight down , creating the front of his face .
This one is still the brow line to find the hair , nose and chin lines split the top and bottom half of your circle in three , the top third will mark the hairline and the bottom third will mark the nose line .
The space in between each feature should be equal .
So to find the chin line , take the measurement between brow and nose and bring it down here , draw a full circle between the hair and nose line to represent the flat side of his head or the side plane .
That's the part we cut off .
When drawing the first head , it looks like a circle .
When viewed from the side .
The eye is about a third of the way down from brow to nose and then draw the mouth line which is slightly closer to the nose than the chin to complete the head shape .
Draw the jawline which runs from the bottom of the side plane to the chin .
The shape of his cranium is less of a circle and more of an oval to draw the back of his neck , roughly align your pencil with the nose line and the base of his cranium halfway between the front and center of his head , draw the front part of his neck .
Let's draw the ear between the brow and nose , placing it in this quadrant , it's actually slanted back like .
So instead of perfectly vertical , the ear shape is also kind of similar to an oval I find .
So if you want to have a rough guideline to draw within , create a faint oval between your first and last stroke , draw a bump extend down up to the right and then up to the left , duplicate the ear outline inside the ear .
And if you want to add more detail , draw shape , opposite of this one , let's draw his facial features , start out the brow by creating a large curve extend upwards to create the forehead .
I'm trying not to follow the circle .
Otherwise his head will look too round below the brow .
You can draw a light triangle , the simplified version of a nose to use as a guideline to draw a more detailed one experiment with different shapes to get a bunch of cool looking noses .
Let me switch back to my graphite pencil , use the triangle as a rough guide to draw a more detailed nose shape to the right side of the middle line , draw the nose wing .
And then for the nostril draw a rotated number six time to draw his mouth without going too far past the nose , a dry small tick to mark the corner of his lips , define the opening of the mouth by drawing a wavy line , then draw the upper and lower lips , bring your stroke out to create a nice full chin .
Then use the construction lines to draw the neck and jaw .
Let's draw his eyebrow along the brow line .
The tale kind of ends at the side plane here draw an imaginary line from the side of his nose , going up .
We draw his eye to the right of that , resting it on the eye line , start with the eyeball , then add the top and bottom lids .
It kind of resembles a triangle .
You can add a crease like this and eyelashes follow your construction lines to draw the rest of his head and neck .
Let's draw his hair .
Now go along the hairline .
We can use the side plane as a loose guide .
Draw toward the ear , draw his sideburn , wrap around the ear all the way back to the nape of his neck .
Let's give his hair more volume and that's pretty much how you draw ahead from the side view using the Lummi method .
This is the end of part one .
If you want to learn how to draw the other two heads , please click on the video in the end screen or in the description to watch part two before you go .
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I'll catch you later in part two .