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Complete Figure Drawing Course: Create Dynamic Characters!

Patricia Caldeira, Illustrator | Digital Artist | Designer

Complete Figure Drawing Course: Create Dynamic Characters!

Patricia Caldeira, Illustrator | Digital Artist | Designer

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116 Lessons (9h 17m)
    • 1. Intro

    • 2. Gesture: Why Gesture?

    • 3. Gesture: Gesture Tools

    • 4. Gesture: How To Gesture Draw

    • 5. Gesture: DEMO Gesture Drawing!

    • 6. Gesture: Assignment

    • 7. Head: Intro to Head Drawing

    • 8. Head: Head Structure

    • 9. Head: Feminine VS Masculine

    • 10. Head: Positioning The Eyes

    • 11. Head: Drawing The Eyes

    • 12. Head: Different Types Of Eyes

    • 13. Head: Drawing Eyes - Angular

    • 14. Head: Drawing Eyes - Angular

    • 15. Head: Drawing Eyes - Round

    • 16. Head: Drawing Eyes - Squared

    • 17. Head: The Eyebrows

    • 18. Head: Adding Emotion With The Eyebrows

    • 19. Head: DEMO Adding Eyes And Eyebrow

    • 20. Head: Assignment Time! Head Eyes and Eyebrows

    • 21. Head: Positioning The Nose

    • 22. Head: Drawing The Nose

    • 23. Head: Different Types Of Noses

    • 24. Head: Drawing Noses - Squared

    • 25. Head: Drawing Noses - Round

    • 26. Head: Drawing Noses - Pointy

    • 27. Head: DEMO Adding The Nose

    • 28. Head: Assignment - Drawing The Nose

    • 29. Head: Positioning The Ears

    • 30. Head: Drawing The Ears

    • 31. Head: Different Types Of Ears

    • 32. Head: Drawing Ears - Narrow

    • 33. Head: Drawing Ears - Round

    • 34. Head: Drawing Ears - Pointy

    • 35. Head: DEMO Adding Ears To Our Character

    • 36. Head: Assignment Drawing The Ears

    • 37. Head: Positioning The Mouth

    • 38. Head: Drawing The Mouth - Front

    • 39. Head: Drawing The Mouth - Side

    • 40. Head: Feminine VS Masculine Lips

    • 41. Head: Different Types Of Lips

    • 42. Head: Drawing Lips - Natural

    • 43. Head: Drawing Lips - Thin

    • 44. Head: Drawing Lips - Full

    • 45. Head: Different Styles Of Mouths

    • 46. Head: DEMO Adding Mouth To Character

    • 47. Head: Assignment Drawing The Mouth

    • 48. Hair/Beards: Intro

    • 49. Hair/Beards: Resources And References

    • 50. Hair/Beards: Short Hair

    • 51. Hair/Beards: Long Hair

    • 52. Hair/Beards: Different Types Of Hair

    • 53. Hair/Beards: Drawing Hair - Straight

    • 54. Hair/Beards: Drawing Hair - Wavy

    • 55. Hair/Beards: Drawing Hair - Curly

    • 56. Hair/Beards: DEMO Adding The Hair

    • 57. Hair/Beards: Assignment Draw The Hair

    • 58. Hair/Beards: Different Types Of Beards

    • 59. Hair/Beards: Drawing Beards - Short

    • 60. Hair/Beards: Drawing Beards - Medium

    • 61. Hair/Beards: Drawing Beards - Long

    • 62. Hair/Beards: DEMO Adding The Beard

    • 63. Hair/Beards: Assignment Beards

    • 64. Torso: Intro

    • 65. Torso: Male VS Female Torsos

    • 66. Torso: Male Front View

    • 67. Torso: Female Front View

    • 68. Torso: Male Side View

    • 69. Torso: Female Side View

    • 70. Torso: Back View

    • 71. Torso: DEMO Adding The Torso

    • 72. Torso: Assignment - Drawing The Torso

    • 73. Arms: Intro

    • 74. Arms: Masculine VS Feminine

    • 75. Arms: Basic Shapes - Feminine

    • 76. Arms: Basic Shapes - Masculine

    • 77. Arms: EXTRA Flexing Arms

    • 78. Arms: DEMO Adding The Arms

    • 79. Arms: Assignment Draw The Arms

    • 80. Hands: Intro

    • 81. Hands: References!

    • 82. Hands: Basic Shapes

    • 83. Hands: The Back Of The Hand

    • 84. Hands: The Palm Of The Hand

    • 85. Hands: Drawing The Fingers Part 1

    • 86. Hands: Drawing The Fingers Part 2

    • 87. Hands: Adding Details

    • 88. Hands: Masculine VS Feminine Hands

    • 89. Hands: Drawing Masculine Hands

    • 90. Hands: Drawing Feminine Hands

    • 91. Hands: EXTRA Closed Hand

    • 92. Hands: DEMO Adding The Hands

    • 93. Hands: Assignment Draw The Hands

    • 94. Legs: Intro

    • 95. Legs: The Basic Waist And Hip Shapes

    • 96. Legs: Feminine VS Masculine

    • 97. Legs: Front View - Feminine

    • 98. Legs: Front View - Masculine

    • 99. Legs: Side View - Feminine

    • 100. Legs: Side View - Masculine

    • 101. Legs: Back View

    • 102. Legs: Adding The Details

    • 103. Legs: EXTRA Flexed Legs

    • 104. Legs: DEMO Adding The Legs

    • 105. Legs: Assignment Draw The Legs

    • 106. Feet: Intro

    • 107. Feet: Basic Shapes

    • 108. Feet: Top View

    • 109. Feet: Side View

    • 110. Feet: Bottom View

    • 111. Feet: Front View

    • 112. Feet: Back View

    • 113. Feet: DEMO Adding The Feet

    • 114. Feet: Assignment Draw The Feet

    • 115. Conclusion: You did it!

    • 116. Conclusion: Before You Go...

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"Every class is a masterpiece. Clear cut instructions and no garbage whatsoever. I strongly recommend her!"

Create Dynamic Characters, Step-by-Step

Do you want to learn how to draw amazing characters and portraits?

Tired of trying to memorize every muscle in the human body?

Then this is the course for you! 

With clear cut instructions, this figure drawing course will teach you how to draw beautiful characters one video at a time.

Created with beginner artists in mind.


About Me 

Hi, I'm Patricia Caldeira! An artist and art teacher that has taught over 14.000 students throughout the years.

I've also worked for Clip Studio Paint (Celsys), Musicians, Youtubers and more for over 10 years.

This is the figure drawing course I wish I had when starting out. 

It took me many years to learn everything, but it doesn't have to be that way for you. 

Let me guide you.

I've gathered all my knowledge into these videos, so that you too can improve your drawing skills and achieve your dreams!



What's Inside 

You'll be going through a simple step-by-step curriculum to master drawing the human body.

We'll be:

  • Drawing The Head
  • Adding Details (Mouth, Eyes, Nose, ...)
  • Drawing The Torso (Female and Male)
  • Legs, Hands, Feet, ...

And much more!

Everything in several points of view and broken down into easy to follow videos.


Less Theory, More Practice

This is a highly practical course.

That means that you'll be practicing alongside me every part of the human body. 

With this practice you'll improve your art skills greatly in a short time!

Not only that, but you'll have work to show for your time.

In fact, if you follow all the Assignments in this course, you'll have a fleshed-out human character drawn in a dynamic pose.

You just need to follow the steps.

  • Master Drawing Anatomy. Every part of the human body covered, no need to memorize muscles here! 
  • Learn How To Draw Proportions for the Human Body. Tall characters, small characters, you'll know how to draw proportions for each.
  • Improve Your Skills And Productivity. Take a fun and challenging step by step approach where I guide you along the way.

You won't need to memorize 1 single muscle name with this course.


  • "I don't draw digitally! Can I take this course traditionally (with pen and paper) ?"

YES! I've had many students that take my courses completely traditionally and get amazing results. Use whichever tool you're more comfortable with.

  • "I'm a beginner, I've only recently started drawing. Will this course work for me?"

Absolutely. In fact, this figure drawing course was created with beginner artists in mind! Even if you have never touched a pencil or a drawing tablet before, you'll learn a LOT with this course.

So are you ready to master figure drawing?

I'll see you inside!

And as always,

Keep on drawing.

- Patricia

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Patricia Caldeira

Illustrator | Digital Artist | Designer


Patricia Caldeira is a Freelancer Artist working in Illustration, Design and similar Artwork.

She graduated in Graphic Design and Multimedia and soon after started working on her own independent company "Don Corgi", doing work for several Streamers, Game Developers, Youtubers and even selling Cards and Social Media Icons at her Etsy Store.

You can find more about her and her work at Don Corgi's Portfolio Website.


In the recent past She has:

- Co-Founded the Don Corgi Art Group;
- Collaborated with Programmers, Game Designers, Musicians, Youtubers, Twitchers and more!
- Taught over 14.000 people on different platforms;

Join her Class on Character Design, Gesture Drawing!


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1. Intro: Hello artist. Do you want to learn how to draw amazing characters and portraits? I, I'm tired of trying to memorize every muscle in the human body. Then this is the course for you. I'm Partisi caldera and artists and art teacher. And I've brought myself in making easy to follow courses that clearly show the process of drawing. With this course, you'll learn everything you need to know to muster figure drawing. From drawing the heads along with its features to the torso, legs, and much more. Everything I teach in this course as very clear cut and easy to follow instructions with every body part splits into several small videos. Not only that, but this is a great course. If you're looking for a new project, you'll be creating a full character throughout the class so that you can practice your creative skills and have work to show for your time. This figure drawing course is designed with beginner artists in mind. And it can be done with a pencil and paper or digital mediums like a drawing tablet and software of your choice, it's time to have confidence in your drawing skills. So join now and I will see you in the course in the next video. See you there. And remember, keep on growing. 2. Gesture: Why Gesture?: Hello and welcome. Now before we start drawing, let's talk a bit about gesture drawing and why is it so important? So what is exactly just a drawing? It's a quick form of drawing where we capture the movement and pulls up the subject with as few strokes as possible. These drawings take a few minutes, somewhere between 12 minutes for each post or even seconds. The Gulf gesture drawing is not to have a perfect drawing, not a perfect capture of the anatomy, but to catch the overall feel of the boat, all we want here is the bows and the movement. And I think this practice is really important because it will not only loosen you up, it will also help you create more dynamic characters and poses. A great format. And I recommended every time we are going to do a drawing session, just 15 minutes of just trying to warm up and loosen up. Now, another thing you might notice is that gesture drawing will help you create more expressive and exaggerated characters. Which is exactly our goal here. Alright, so this is it for now. In the next video, I'm gonna give you some resources and references that you can use when practicing just a drawing. So I'll see you there. 3. Gesture: Gesture Tools: Hello and welcome back. We talked a bit about what is just to drawing and why you should try it. Now, I want to give you some resources so you can start practicing right away. There are quite a few websites that focus on gesture drawing practice. My favorites are L9, dash of dash, and her reference dot sketched daily. That's net. Here you can set up what kind of models you want, their gender and even age. Afterwards, all you have to do is choose a timer. I recommend going with about two minutes. It's usually enough to capture the pose. And you still have time to add a few details if you want to. So it's not too stressful. After setting things up, you're just gonna need a pencil or a pen and paper. You're scheduled, for example, is a very good place for the studies. Alternatively, you can use a drawing tablets and a software of your choice. It's totally up to you and what makes you comfortable. Now, other than these, you can find some pretty good reference photos on stock websites like and,, and These are my favorites and I use them all the time whenever I need to find some reference images. Now, finally, you can just take your own pictures or even record videos where you act out the poses you want to practice. And another idea is to look up action scenes on YouTube and pausing on the poses you want to draw. This can be a very helpful option. Now, whenever you have enough material, you can just set up a timer on your phone and start drawing all the poses you fun. Alright, that's about it. So now we're ready to start drying. So join me in the next video and I'll see you there. 4. Gesture: How To Gesture Draw: Hello everyone and welcome back. We're going to be talking a bit about how to practice gesture drawing before going to a demo of it. And the first thing you want to do is start simple. Start with the line of action. Now, you might be wondering, what is the line of action? It isn't imaginary line. You mentioned the line going down the character spine. You look at your reference and you see that line that evokes the whole movement of the boats. Open up some images on your drawing software or print them out with some transparency. Now draw this line on top of the poses so you can get a better grasp of it and understand it better. Once you feel confident with it, open up your sketchbook and stop just drawing the line of action. Lookup your reference, and just draw the line of action like so. Go step-by-step. Start symbol. There is no need for you to draw a whole body right away. You're still learning. So one line is more than enough and this line will be very helpful for you. Now, when doing this, try to avoid straight lines. They are usually very tense. So instead, use curved lines so they give a better sense of movement. Also, one other thing I want to point out here is that there can be more than one line of action. I can see one, but you can see another. That doesn't mean it's wrong. There's really no wrong way to go about it. We just see things differently and that's normal. And it's actually really call, we all have different interpretations of things. So don't be afraid to go with something else. Now, when you feel you'll get the hang of the line of action, it's time to start drawing some basic shapes for the body. Remember, these are not supposed to be perfect, only capturing the bows. So try to use as few lines as possible. Another tip when gesture drawing is to exaggerate the Bose. Don't copy exactly what you see. Try to push the limits of their boats. We want our characters to look dynamic and interesting. So don't be afraid to exaggerate their poses. It will add much more personality and movement to your drawings. Finally, keep your lines to loose and relaxed. At the beginning were always a bit tense, but as we practice, you'll feel yourself relax. The goal of gesture drawing isn't to worry how good your drawing is. They're not supposed to be pretty. These are sketches and studies, so relax and have fun with it. Okay, this is it for this video, you can do some line of action practices now or go to the next video where I'll be practicing some gesture drawing and you can't draw along with me. So I will see you there. 5. Gesture: DEMO Gesture Drawing!: Hello and welcome back. Now we're going to do a session of gesture drawing so we can get a little bit more familiar with it. Now, remember, this is not supposed to be perfect. It's not supposed to be pretty. You're supposed to be learning, warming up a bit and flown to create more dynamic poses. So just capturing the pose here. So I'm using sketched early and I'm going to choose closest models here only mostly because I don't want to, I don't want the nude still appear here, but I do recommend you using nudes because you can see the body. And you don't have to be worrying about clothing and drying the closing debts will add an extra level of difficulty. So just should news or people in underwear, it's very helpful. And I'm going to be using a timer of one minute. I want to do a very quick drawings here. I don't want to, I don't want to be spending time on details. So just really capturing the boss. But again, if you're just targeting golf maybe for two minutes, I think that wanted to minutes is a very good timer. So you don't get distracted with details because that's not what we're looking for here. So let's start. All right, so let's start, right to be very messy here. So this is kind of turn tried. So we'll want to this leg is coming from right. And the other one in the back. Also tip toeing like this. And then we have the That's all right. We have time for one. It's not a perfect drawing, but is there. So next one. I love this movement, Dr. torso here, look at that. Don't forget to exaggerate those shapes. A little bit of good bearing here. There we go one more. Let's go to the next night. A Nazi pirates. Okay. So she has the shoulders a little bit tilted like this and the torso goes a little bit to the side as well. Because this one trusts, Right? Right. So I love this Bose gun because she's a bird and you can't really see the other arm because of the skirt. So let's just draw little bit. Doctors could hear. Well, went a little bit too much right? Now. Really like dispose. Certainly is interesting as well. Let's see you have a heads torso going this way. She's a little bit to the side, right. Her head is turned to us, but yeah, he unlike a gut to exaggerate it. Now we have on this scope. Now, one leg going this way and the other goes. Alright, next one, we have explored torso that I'm really, really like. This way, reelect dispose as well. Scope for us. This is an interesting one, so we definitely have a very interesting line of action. This one goes in the front, right, and the other one continues right here. And now we have two arms like this one. Alright, so this one is, again, I can't really see the legs. I'm going to draw the dress so she has a shoulders tilted right. We have here the chest. Again, we do have a little bit of that torch soccer. And now we have our arms crossed. This just this line here. This is a fun one. So we have here like this one, our torso half here. Like she's jumping. I think we can stop here. Let's take a look to our gestures so far. Like this one, a lot. We have some more here. Maybe I can like we see here in the corner may be something like this. And now we can see all of them. As you can see, these are far from perfect, but they are not supposed to be a perfect. I'm just trying to capture the Bose. I'm trying to loosen up before going for some more complex drawings. If you've seen my sketches so far, my sketches are always really messy and something actually gets out of it has told the time. So don't worry if you're to mess with this. Everyone has their own processes. A lot of people like to be very clean and have everything right, right away and others that are a bit more messy. And it's perfectly fine as long as you understand it and you don't have to share with anyone to work on, for example. But usually gesture drawings are just for yourself, not anyone else. So just practice. Feel free to be as messy as you want and take some time with some gesture. Drawing sessions. You can start with just line of action sessions and then do something a bit more complex like this. But as you can see, this is just very simple. I don't think these drawings are beautiful per se, but they do have potential. And that's what we're going to be doing nasty. Next, we are going to be choosing one of these drawings that we think have potential. And what just a tiny little bit on them. So I'll see you in the next video. 6. Gesture: Assignment: Hello and welcome back. Now it is time for our assignments. Now, at the end of each section, we're going to have an assignment to put into practice everything we've done so far. So right now, what I want you to do is to choose your favorite gesture drawing and cleaning it up a bit. And we're going to be doing the same so you can draw along or watch me and then do yours. You can use a drawing tablet and computer for this, or a pencil and paper. I advise you to draw a bigger version of this post now since we are going to be using it for the rest of the course, as we learn new things, we're going to add them here until we have a final end clean drawing. So if you're using pencil and paper, you should start very likely which our pencil, or you can just draw each phase separately, at least this way, you'll have a lot of practice and you can see all the progress from the beginning to the end. So, okay, let's start the assignment then. So I have here all the gestures so far that we did in the previous video. And I'm going to choose one of them. So for me, I think my favorite is what's happened there. My favorite is this one right here. This is where I'm going to be using for the rest of this course. So I'm going to go right over here. I'm going to select dispose, going to copy it. And then I'm going to paste it in another, in another file. And let's make this bigger again. We want our drawing to be bigger or both to be bigger so you can work on it as we go. So we don't want an actual final drawing here with perfect lines and ready to paint or anything like that. We just want to win the pose a little bit, but still keep it as a sketch because as I said, we're going to be drawing on top of this. Or we're going to do more and more refined drawings as we learn new things. So I'm going to add a new line on top. I added some transparency to the bows here so I can see while I draw. Now, I think I'm going to stick with the pencil at SIF. The blue here works. Yeah, so I'm using a pencil brush. This is my usual brush for sketching. And r ij Aswan to go all over it. I am giving it's a bit more of a head shape instead of just a circle. But you don't really need to do that. It's totally up to your own preference. Not we have the neck the neck a little bit bigger to ours. Right. And then we have some hands. I'm going to leave them as very basic shapes as you can see. Nothing to details, not looking for that right now. On the other arm, again, this is a simple shape for the hands for experi Sealy, but that's fine. Now, the torso. As you do this, feel free to refine the shapes that you used. Before a little bit more. We're going to be talking about shapes for each part of the body. But for now, just go with your gut because you'll have the chance to make something it better later on. And then you can see clearly what are your mistakes and what you're doing, right? So for the legs, I'm going to keep them just one big shape like this one here. I'm going to add some more transparency here so you can see better what I'm doing right now. The feet. Alright. So we have here still a sketch, but something a bit cleaner than what we have right here, right? Looks a little bit better. Let's look at the first one. So here, just, just a mess of lines. We can understand the bows. And here we got something a little, about, a little bit clean that we picked up our gesture and clean it up a bit width time without worrying about the timers. So take your time doing this. There's no rush. If you want to do more than once, that's totally okay as well. So do this before going for the next videos. And don't forget to both your assignments as you go, you can post both your gestures that you did. And this final boss. I'm always curious to see all of your work, so don't be afraid to boast that. I will give feedback to all of them and I can't wait to see them. So this is it for now. And I will see you in the next video. 7. Head: Intro to Head Drawing: Hello, artist. I hope you've enjoyed doing some gesture drawings. Remember to practice this whenever you can, even if it's just ten minutes, it's a great exercise. Now, in this section, we're going to cover drawing the entire head. This means getting the overall structure right from different points of view. The major differences between male and female heads. As well as adding all those neat details like different types of eyes, eyebrows, noses, ears, and leaps. There's a lot to learn in this section, but everything is split into their own video. So just take it one step at a time o and remember to do the assignment and start fleshing out your character. Practice is super important. Alright, that's about it. You can do this and I will see you in the next video. 8. Head: Head Structure: Hello and welcome back. So we are going to start drawing our head. We're going to learn the basic shapes we need, what we need to do to draw our heads. So I have here some reference and image for reference. Remember it's always important to have preferences so you can learn how to draw something. You need to look at the thing you want to learn to know how to draw it. So I have here an image or from a front view and we're going to start finding our shapes. So I'm going to add some opacity here, alright? And new layer on top. And my Bessel brush in a red color. Now let's find the first shape for me. The first thing I draw and I C is a circle. The big circle. I like to go from roughly the hairline to the tip of the nose right here. This doesn't need to be a perfect circle. It can be something very rough. So don't worry too much about it. But if you're not really confident in your circles yet, feel free to feel some pages of your sketchbook or open up a document of a software of your choice and just draw some circles until you're a bit more use to them. So the next step is divide this circle in the middle. Of course, again, this doesn't need to be perfect, but we just want the circle to be divided in the middle. Now the next step is to try to roughly Find the middle. But horizontally. There we go. So as you can see, that goes basically here, the top of the eyebrows and this one here, the middle and the circle goes to the tip of the nose. Okay, so we already have some structure here. Now we need to find some key points. So we want this lines from the ships and the jar, right? So what we need to find is, for example, there's two ways to go about this. You can either go to your image referenced and find some key points. For example, they will be here, right? And then you can connect this one to this one. Boom, there we go. We have our cheek area. Another thing you can do is, and this works. Both of them work is draw, find the line of the mouth and draw a rectangle or a square that goes from this line to this one. So it's totally up to you. I find, I think that it all depends on the people going to lower down these points here a little bit because they are not in the right place. It's more like here, alright. It depends on everyone. We all have different ways of processing things and understanding things. So you can either go by points that will help you measure everything, or you can go buy shapes. But as you can see, both work. If I drew a rectangle using the mouth as reference, or if I just finds some key points on the chore, there will have the same, the exact same results. So now we're just missing the shin. So we're going to do the same thing. We're going to find our point of reference, which is right here. And we just need to connect these two points, one side and the other side. And there we go. You have a heads ready to draw. So circle, divide the circle in the middle, find some key points, and connect all the lines. Now, after doing this, after finding things with the reference, of course, you can also find some reference to other, other people's drawings. So you can understand how people find solutions and how they go about trying the heads. But after learning that, it's important to go over to a sketch, your sketchbook again on the computer, it's totally fine. And start trying these things by yourself. So a circle. Then we divide the circle in the middle both ways. Now finding that we know that here is our nose, we need to find the mouth. So let's go. I'm going with the rectangle here. Rectangle. Then we have our chin here, connecting. And there we go. I have a heads. So C, Of course, I do this quite quickly right now because I've been doing this quite a lot of times. I mean, if you follow me on other places, you know that drawing characters is my thing. I'm always rank ads, especially portraits. So I've been doing this a lot of times. So it's modern natural that the first time you do this, you won't get the measures very well. Some things won't be missing, but that's totally fine. Don't worry too much about it. Just keep on practicing. Until you have all these shapes and lines memorised. You'll have them at some point, don't worry, your muscles will have those shapes memorized in no time. And then of course, as you go, you don't need to exactly draw the proportions. Use where there's many shapes to go about with faces and heads. So, but for now, focus on this ones until you get them right. So it will be going to be able to download this as templates and feel free to practice as much as you can and want. And after that, it's time to practice a side view. So I'm going to just move this. Here you can see both side to side. And now we're going to draw our face from a side view. So again, I have here, so I have here an image, a portrait from the side. And we're going to use the exact same kind of process. So I'm going to add some transparency here. And you layer on top my pencil. And we're going to start. And of course, again, we're going to draw a circle. Now from the site though, you might notice something. The circle isn't, we don't draw a perfect circle anymore. Withdraw a bit of an oval here. Because the skull isn't a perfect circle either. From the front. It might look like it, but when you look at the head from the side, you'll notice that it's a little bit elongated. So remember that when a drawing, a portrait from the side, that this circle should be a little bit elongated, bid more like an oval than the perfect circle. Alright, so we have our circle. We're going to make a line roughly in the middle as well. Now we go and now we're going to find again are points of reference, right? So we have here the top of eyebrow. And this time we're going to skip the joel 0.4. Now we're going straight for the shin, which is right here, right? So a straight line going down. You can add some curvature to this line just so it looks a little bit prettier. Alright? We can even make this line here. And now all we need to do is connect the point of the shin to displace where the circle and r line intersects so, well. There we go. We have here our heads in the side view. Of course, if you want to make here, this line will elongate. This line here you have the nose and this one here where our jaw is, you have the mouse. But don't worry too much about where the nose and the mouth years. Unless, again, it is useful to know where the mouthpiece, for example, or the I rose to use as measurements when drawing the heads. But you don't need to worry too much about certain parts of it right now because we're not drawing them yet. And then we have our neck. Alright, so we have everything we need here. Now it's all about the practice. Again, don't forget, draw it as many times as you need. So you'll remember the shapes that you have here. We go down and we connect them. We have a head on the side. Just practice these lines, these shapes, everything you want until you have something that you're comfortable with and that you feel it's right. So again, I'm going to be giving you this as a reference for you. So you can download this. So you can use as reference, practice as much as you want. And when you're ready, you can go with me to the next video. We're going to talk a little bit about the differences between drawing a male and the female heads. So I will see you there. 9. Head: Feminine VS Masculine: Hello and welcome back. Alright, so we'd learn how to draw the heads. And for this video, I wanted to talk a bit about the differences when drawing male and female heads. When drawing a male character, we tend to use straighter lines and bulkier shapes. How ever with female characters, we usually use more curved lines and thinner shapes. For example, here, I like to draw the jaw and Shean a bit straighter, even bigger. However, when drawing a girl, I run a go for a less prominent jaw and go with a pointer machine. Like so. These are the shapes I usually go for. The steps are exactly the same. Withdraw the head the same way. But we changed some details a little bit. But that doesn't mean I won't try different things. We're all different and have different structures. So for that reason, knowing is stopping us from drawing a girl with a square face or a man with a slim and pointy heads. These are just the default shapes and like to go for. And you'll be able to download this template as well so you can use as reference, but don't forget, it's always important to experiment and try different things. But for now, let's learn and keep with the basics until we're comfortable with drawing them. After that, you can experiment. Alright, this is it for this video. Next, we're going to start talking about ICE and where should we position them? So I'll see you there. 10. Head: Positioning The Eyes: Hello and welcome back. So we drew ahead, we learn how to draw the head, what we need to draw it. And now we're going to start adding features to our heads, such as the eyes, mouth, and so on. So we're going to start with the eyes. We're going to be draw them both from the front and the side view. So I have here my reference. You can download this one as well, both the front and side view. And this is what we are going to be using as we learned. So what we want to do now before drawing our eyes is find out where should we draw the eyes. So we have here this guidelines, right? And we have everything we need right now. Do you see this distance between these two lines? This is the measure you want for everything else that we're going to add. So what I mean by this is that the distance that goes from the nose to the mouth, it's going to be the same one from the eye rolls to the ice. So I'm going to grab here one of our reference lines and I'm going to bring it down until we have more or less the same distance. This is all very roughly. You don't need to be mathematically correct when doing this. And as you go, you'll see that you don't need to pay as much attention to this measurements and distances because you'll start to memorize this. It's all going to be about muscle memory. That's why practice is so important because at first you're going to need all these guidelines. But as you burn, You'll see that things will get easier and you don't need as many things. And there's many guidelines for it to draw a simple heads. But for now these guidelines are going to be very helpful for you. So we already know at what points on the face our eyes are going to be, but we don't know exactly how are they going or where are they going to be in here? Are there in the middle? Are they more to the side? Where are they exactly? And more or less, what size should they be, right? So we're going to need some more guidelines here. So I'm going to copy another one here, where to duplicate it, and I'm going to turn it vertically. So let's go to the mouth again. The mass is going to be very important to figure out what our eyes are. So I'm going to go here to this line. That's our mouse line. And I'm going to, from this line here to this point, I'm going to figure out where is the middle, roughly, of course. So right about here, more or less. So now I can move this line to that point. And I'm going to be doing the same thing on the other side. So from this central line to this point, I'm going to find the middle. There we go. So now I'm going to duplicate this line and move it to the other side. Oh, there we go. So for now we just have very weird grid here, right? But don't worry, because now we know exactly where our eyes should be. So great, great, here, a new layer. Now we go, going to grab my pencil. And i'm going to go here where these two lines intersect. And I'm going to draw a circle. And we go, and I'm going to draw another circle on the other side. So where these two lines intersected some middle of the eye. So basically when you're drawing the face and we're going to talk a bit more about this later is, and if you take a picture of yourself and notice you see it clearly, is that the corner of the mouth? You can connect a line between the corner of the mouth and the middle, the center of your eyes. So that's always a good measurement to go for a good guideline for use of the corner of the mouth. Draw a line upward and you've got the middle of the eyes. You got where the eyes should be. So now I got here two circles for the eyes, and now we can draw an almonds shape. For the rest of the shift is up just very simple shapes right now, right? You got one. And on the same thing on the other side. Remember, we have the middles, so same distance and the same measurement on both sides. There we go. We got our eyes here. Now just searches simple shapes so we can locate ourselves. We're going to draw some eyes after this. We're going to draw our eyes after this. But for now we just want to figure out where they are. So as you can see with very simple shapes and very simple guidelines, you can have the eyes right away. Now of course, you can draw them a bit bigger, big, smaller itself to make them a little bit bigger, even. Feel they're a bit too small here. Drawing is really like this. It's all about trial and error and experimenting, even when you already have lots of practice. Sometimes that sometimes things will look very weird. So it's up to you to try out, move things around a little bit until it makes a little bit more sense. Okay, so we have the eyes in the front view. So now let's find out where our eyes are. In the side view. We also have our general shapes for the eyes, but you'll see that from a side view, things are a little bit different. So here is the head side view and the principal is going to be the same. So we have this distance between the nose, the base of the nose, and the mouth. And now we're going to add that same distance from the eyebrows to the eye. We only see one eye from the side. So a good thing about it is that you only need to draw one, ie. You don't have that problem of, I can't draw the eyes the same. So drawing one, i can be very helpful. So now that we have this one, we gotta find where the eye is going to be in this line right at the point where the eye's going to be drawn. So again, we're going to need vertical line. And let's check here. The distance that we got its almost, the distance that we have from here to here is almost the same as this one, but a little bit too, a little bit bigger, but it's roughly the same. So let's do that. So I have here, where is it? This one went, put it. There we go. Vertical line. And now we want that same kind of distance. If you want, you can go back. You might have this two side-to-side, so it's going to be a little bit more useful. But there we go. I think we got the distance right. Ok, so all we have to do now is draw TI, right? So as we saw before when drying the eye from the front, we have kind of an oval shape and then a circle, right? So just very basic shapes, of course, there's more to it than that, but these are very basic shapes. From the side though, if you look at the picture, you'll notice that you're going to have something more like this, a cone or a triangle. You can even draw a triangle. And then you got your i. These are the shapes you want to go for. A cone from the site. You're going to have a cone. So we're going to do that right here. So this is the middle of our eye, right? So let's try then to draw a triangle, something like this. They can move it in even a little bit. So the cone is centered with our. There we go. We got our, I see, it's pretty simple, right? We got the position of our ISO. All we need to do now is try them. And try them can also be very simple. So practice to positioning a little bit and you're going to be able to download these new guidelines. So I'm going to give you an updated template of our health reference. So you can see everything better. You can draw on top of these templates. But I do recommend drawing the head reference, doing all the guidelines. So you create some muscle memory and your own body starts to memorize where everything is. And you'll see that with brightest as you go, everything will become a little bit easier. Now, of course, there are very clear measurements of doing this and a lot of people prefer it that way. I'd like to be a bit loose with it. I don't like to use very specific measurements. I like to go for things visually and see where everything is, maybe using some references, some pictures so I can understand better and this contract everything until I understand what everything is. But of course, we all have different ways of learning. So if you prefer to have more specific measurements and distances between things, again, you can do that. You can use a ruler to make all these grids. So just do what feels best for you, okay? And after you get everything right, after you understand what everything is going to be, we're going to learn how to draw our eyes both from the front and side views. So I will see you in the next video. 11. Head: Drawing The Eyes: So we found out where our eyes are going to be in the head, right? We already know in which place to draw them. So now we're going to see how to actually draw them. And in the previous video, I already drew the general shapes. So an almonds shape, but an oval shape for the whole I, then inside a circle and the smaller circle, these are our basic shapes. So it now let's refine this a little bit. So I'm going to add some transparency here. And new layer on top. I'm going to, I have here a darker tone and still use my pencil broached is still a sketch. This is no final drawing. So you don't need to worry about it being perfect or very clean. Just be comfortable to make a mess out of this. One of the biggest difficulty of drawing eyes from a front view is trying the eyes both looking the same. Now, of course, it all comes down to practice, but a good way to try and draw both eyes, looking the same way is by drawing them at the same time. Now what do I mean by this? I'm going to start doing it and you'll see what I mean. So it's all part of the eye. We have a curved line like this. So now that we drew this line here, let's go to the other side and do the same. Something like this. Now, of course, in that it will never be the exact same iron less Hume duplicate one of the eyes and reflected on the other side, it will never look exactly the same. But hey, we're not a 100% symmetrical either. So that's alright. And I do, even though you can indeed drawn one, I duplicated reflected to the other side. I think it's good to practice before doing those kinds of shortcuts is always good to learn those things so you can get better. And once you know and you need to finish your pieces and you need say sometime, then feel free to use the shortcut is the for now, just try to practice. Alright, saga, we have a curved line on top. Now. The bottom part of the eye is not s-curves most of the time. So we're going to use a bit more of a straight line. We do have a bit of a curve, but let's make, make it less curvy than the other one. All right, so here we had here a little bit of a curve. So it's that pink thing that we see at the corner of our eye. So we're going to add that same thing on this side. And the pink corner. We also have a little bit of being on the other corner of our eye. So for example, this one, I think it's a little bit closer. It looks a little bit closed compared to the other ones, so I am going to make it a little bit bigger. And of course, if you're doing this digitally, these are things that you can always do. You can always edit things. So they look a little bit, whether I need to move this one a little bit as well. Alright. So we have most of our shape done, right? So as you can see, the top part of my eye, the line is a bit thicker. So because I stylize the eyelashes a lot, I don't draw each single eyelash. I preferred to do something a bit more like this. And then I can add maybe one or two here IT. And just so you have an idea of them, if I'm drawing a male character, I read and not have anything at all. But it's totally up to you and the kind of style you're going for. I don't like to have all those single lines in the eye. So now for the inside we have the circle. Now, if you notice, you don't see the whole circle. So for example, I don't draw a whole circle on the inside. I could do it if I wanted to show my character surprise, for example. So if a carrot is surprise, I would open the AI a lot and showed that all ha, to hold eye on the inside like this, right? It has a very different feeling then this one. When the eye is looking normal, you don't see the whole circle. It is beneath our eyelids. Alright. So we have this circle. Now we draw the same circle on the other sides. So our hand still has these movement memorized, so let's do it on the other side. All right, so now we have the iris here, same thing on the other side. Right? So here it's done. And now all we are missing is a little bit of a fold here. So that's folded. We have on our eyes. To add a little bit more depth to our drawing. Of course, again, this holds is totally optional and depends on the style you're going four. I used to draw it a lot, but now it's something they're rarely too. But let's try it now just so you know where it should be. So there we go. We have here a sketch of our eyes. So now that we have a sketch, what we needed to do is the final lines and adding the final details. So take our time with the sketch. Once you feel that you're ready, go for the final lines. Remember, just take your time and you don't even need to actually do final lines right away, okay, you can take your time and Just practice sketches are even basic shapes and when you're ready, you can do the final line. So for that, I'm going to add here some more transparency to this layer. New layer on top. I'm going to grow up, grabbed my brush here, and pick up the black. And now all I'm going to do is go over my little lines. I have my whole drawing decided now all I have to do is refined it a little bit. As I'm speaking this up a little bit because you don't need to see me repeating the lines. Might be a little bit boring for you. Okay, so these are then I'm going to add some color to them. What color do you think they should be? I think I'm going to go for the brown. So first thing I'm going to choose a skin tone and add them here. And we go. Next is the wide. So this area here is white. Right? Now, we talked about that pink area in the corner. So let's pick up a pinkish town. Alright, here. We go. In the other corner there as well. And then let's go for Brown for the self. So Brown and Brown, Okay? So our eyes are basically done, right? Very simple. They don't have a lot of detail. You can add more detail. For example, you can add those. Like the eye itself has a lot of textual rights. So one thing you can do is add that kind of texture to your eye. It's totally up to you. I like to keep my eyes very simple. I will leave them like this for now. And as you can see, all I did for the final lines was going over all my sketch lines and refine it a little bit. And one little more detail to add here, I'm going to create a layer on top of my line art here. I'm going to pick up two whites, make my brush a little bit bigger, and I'm going to add highlights to the eye. So for the highlights, usually you choose a source of flights. So for example, let's say that the light comes from here. And we want the highlights to go here, right? We have one highlights. Now the thing about highlights in the I is that besides this one, usually the highlight reflect on the other side as well. So you go to the other side, the opposite side, and draw another small highlight over there. Now, again, this can be a bit simplified. You can add just one highlights to the eye. It all depends on your own style. But usually this is how the eye works. So same thing on this side. One highlight here, and another one reflected on the other side. So there were no Howard eyes. As you can see, they don't look exactly the same, but that's fine. We are not symmetrical. Of course I didn't spend a lot of time on this iss here. Because the last time you spend on something, the less refining to obey. So this took me maybe one or two minutes. So if I decide to take more time we did the ice will be a bit more refined and maybe look more the same. So again, and especially if you're just starting, do take your time. It's perfectly fine. You'll see that you'll get faster, as you know things better than your own muscles memorized those movements. But for now, just take your time. Draw the eyes. And when you're done with the front ones, we're going to draw the side ones. So I am going, you can pause this for now. Have fun drawing some Isaac acknowledge a straw one if you want. And when you're ready, unpause the video and watch me draw it from the side. Okay, so I have here my referenced again for the side and add some transparency here. Now, again, we already have our basic shapes here. As we talked before. When drawing the ire from the side, we have very different shapes. We have more of a cone like shape or a triangle. So that's what we're going to work with. And the good part about trying the eye from the side is that you only need to worry about drawing one. I, you don't need to draw both of them, so it is a little bit easier. So let's do this. Going to create a new layer on top. Grabbed my pencil, and now we can draw our eyes. So curved line on top, just like before. And the line on the top is a bit thicker. And now at the bottom, a straighter line. Now here, we don't have a circle rights while we still do have the circle. So if you draw a circle here, it fits. But we draw a curved line and arched line right here. Beta of t. And then the rest of us. And now again, we just need to draw our fall here. So you have a curved line and the fault goes on the inside or meets this line of T. All right, so we have here our sketch, and now we can do the final lines. Again. Take your time with a sketch. There's no need to rush to as many sketches as you need until you feel you've got it. So now all you have to do is go over our lines. Alright, so that's it. Now, we can add our colors. Just like before. I'm going to pick up my collars here, a layer beneath my line art so I can add the color, the rest, the brown here, just so we have the exact same color as before. Went to grab my paint bucket here in adults. And now all we are missing is too wide. You can even add here a little bit of the pink to this corner here. And now of course, we're missing now is our highlight. So this time is a little bit in perspective, right? So we don't actually see the reflected part of highlights. We're going to add a layer on top of my lines and add here a little bit of highlights. There we go. So it is then we have both the side view and the front view from our eyes. So as you can see, can be done very simply if you break everything down into simple shapes, just take your time. Have fun with it, and wants to follow me to the next video where we're going to be talking about different types of eyes. So this is going to be really fun. And I will see you there. 12. Head: Different Types Of Eyes: Hello and welcome back. We saw where we should draw our eyes and how to draw them. But there are more than one type of ice that you can draw, especially if you want to go for a more cartoony style. There are three main types that you can draw. Angler eyes, round eyes, and squared. Iss, empl