Head Drawing Basics

Mark Hill, Fine Artist

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8 Videos (50m)
    • Introduction

    • Before getting started

    • Head Construction Front View Pt.1

    • Head Construction Front View Pt.2

    • Head Construction 3/4 View Pt.1

    • Head Construction 3/4 View Pt.2

    • Head in Profile

    • Closing Thoughts

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About This Class

This class is a basic overview of how to begin drawing portraits. We'll go over how to construct the head from a front,3/4, as well as profile view. In order to keep things simple, I didn't go over any sort of anatomy or anything too advanced. While at some point study of anatomy is important, I wanted to keep the class basic so that everyone should feel comfortable approaching portrait drawing! 

All the head drawings I did in the videos were made up out of my head. The reason being is that the construction process is the same wether you're working from life, photos, or working from imagination. So while the videos are ultimately drawings of 'generic' heads, you'll see how I construct them and you'll be able to apple this to whatever you're working from! 

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Extreme depth​ in how to draw a face correctly and helping you shade afterwards.
Very instructive. I really enjoyed this class!
Great stuff. Everything explained clearly and in a great manner. Provided with dope examples and backed up by true skill. Highly recommended.





Mark Hill

Fine Artist

I'm a traditionally trained artist currently residing in New York City. I specialize in traditional mediums from graphite and charcoal to oil painting. I've studied in several places in Southern California, and recently finished my studies in New York at the Grand Central Atelier. I've taught everything from drawing to painting for several years, both publicly and privately. Looking to share what I know and help others on Skillshare!


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