How to Draw the Head from Every Angle: Part One | Nina Rycroft | Skillshare

# How to Draw the Head from Every Angle: Part One

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Have you ever wanted to learn how to draw characters like a pro?
Then this is the series for you.

In this three-part series, picture book illustrator Nina Rycroft shares tools and techniques to help bring your characters to life.Â In this class, you will learn aboutÂ the basic structure of theÂ headÂ andÂ how to draw theÂ front view and side view of aÂ character.Â You will thenÂ learn how toÂ draw the head rotating. This class will help youÂ transform your flat character drawings into three-dimensional looking forms.Â Â

In order to bring a character to life, a picture book illustratorÂ must be able to â€˜seeâ€™ the character as a three-dimensional form and then be able to draw the character from every possible angle. The challenge is makingÂ the character drawings look 'realâ€™ and convincing, even characters that are complete fantasy.

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This class is will help you add more dimension to your characters, but in order to get the full benefit, I highly recommend taking all three classes.

How to Draw the Head from Every Angle: Part One. Learn how to see and then draw the basic structure of theÂ head.Â Learn how to draw theÂ front view and side view of aÂ character, then learn how toÂ draw the head rotating.

How to Draw the Head from Every Angle:Â Part Two.Â Using the front and side view drawingsÂ to make a 3D Sculpey model of your charactersâ€™ head. Use the model to draw your charactersâ€™ headÂ tiltingÂ up and down.

How to Draw the Head from Every Angle:Â PartÂ Three: Create a character reference sheetÂ byÂ drawing your charactersâ€™ head rotating onÂ the X-Axis and the Y-Axis.

Interested in character design?Â

Below is my series of Skillshare classes that walk you through the entire process of how to illustrate a character from start to finish. Use this series to either brush-up on a particular skill or work your way through, for a comprehensive guide.

Nina's Skillshare Character Design Series

#### Nina Rycroft

Picture Book Illustrator

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Hi! I'm Nina Rycroft, a picture book illustrator. I worked as a graphic designer in Sydney and London before turning my hand to illustration, with my first picture book Little Platypus received a CBCA (Children's Book Council of Australia) Notable Book Award in 2000. Since then, I've had more than a dozen picture books published worldwide, winning some awards along the way.

If you're interested in learning how and design and develop character, illustration techniques and picture book illustration, then please follow me...or even better...try one of my classes :)

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