Head Drawing Basics

Mark Hill, Fine Artist

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8 Videos (50m)
    • Introduction

      1:23
    • Before getting started

      10:23
    • Head Construction Front View Pt.1

      6:53
    • Head Construction Front View Pt.2

      7:36
    • Head Construction 3/4 View Pt.1

      5:46
    • Head Construction 3/4 View Pt.2

      7:31
    • Head in Profile

      9:00
    • Closing Thoughts

      0:59

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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Mark makes his classes easy to follow and provides a clear explanation of the process.
Diana Sosa

Artist in the making

Very complete class that will teach you the basics of head drawing. A must see!
Eden Clairicia

French graphic designer

this is what I have been looking for here. I would like to learn more details about why we should draw this and that, this way or other, but the course is very helpful anyway
Logan Barry

total beginner

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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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