How to Draw the Head from Every Angle: Part Three

Nina Rycroft, Picture Book Illustrator

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8 Lessons (20m)
    • 1. Welcome

    • 2. Drawing the Head on the X-Axis

    • 3. Drawing the Head on the Y-Axis

    • 4. Drawing the Head on the Z-Axis

    • 5. Facial Expression on the X-Axis

    • 6. Facial Expression on the Y-Axis

    • 7. Facial Expression on the Z-Axis

    • 8. To Finish

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About This Class

Building on what you learnt in Part One and Part Two, you will get fully acquainted with your character by drawing their head on the X-Axis, Y-Axis and Z-Axis, adding facial expression and creating a character reference sheet. The valuable reference that you create in this class is guaranteed to save you hours of time and potential mistakes when moving forward with any project.

After completing this series, you will truly know your character, allowing you to move away from the practicalities of how to draw your character correctly, to feeling confident enough to focus on expression and artistic style.


In this class, you will need ...

  • your 3D model
  • a led pencil, a conté pencil (optional)
  • a blue coloured pencil
  • an eraser
  • a sharpener
  • a smudge stick (optional)
  • a long ruler
  • a large sheet of paper (I used an A2 pad of bank paper)

To recap, below are links to ...

How to Draw the Head from Every Angle: Part One

How to Draw the Head from Every Angle: Part Two

Interested in character design? 

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

  1. Face Facts: Beginners Guide to Drawing a Self Portrait
  2. Face Shapes: Draw a Series of Character Using Simple Shapes 
  3. 101 Guide to Drawing Eyes
  4. Emoji Me: The art of Facial Expression
  5. How to Draw the Head From Every Angle: Part One
  6. How to Draw the Head From Every Angle: Part Two
  7. How to Draw the Head From Every Angle: Part Three
  8. Draw a Circus of Characters: Exploring Body Shape and Proportion
  9. Draw a Circus of Movement: Simple Techniques to Bring Characters to Life
  10. Draw a Circus of Line & Gesture: Design a Picture Book Character From Start to Finish
  11. Watercolor Magic: One Character Five Ways
  12. Illustration Masterclass - Exploring Technique and Style
  13. Learn to Use Procreate: Design and Illustrate a Bear Character