Practicing Head Shapes + Proportions

Practicing Head Shapes + Proportions - student project

Hello, everyone!

Thanks for taking the time to look at my art. Any feedback or questions is welcome. :)

Let me start by saying that Gabrielle has put together an awesome class. I recently found her while looking on Skillshare for classes I wanted to take on drawing and was really impressed with her!

I've been drawing for a long time, but recently I wanted to improve my art skills a little bit by learning to draw bodies. As a step before doing that, I chose to draw faces and portraits, since I honestly drew in a somewhat chibi-cartoon style rather than realistically, though I do like to use more realistic elements in my drawings.

Just so you know, my style is a little cartoony by nature, so if eyes are huge or my mouths are just lines, just keep that in mind.

Here's a doodle, plus two in-depth pieces I made by mainly referencing the facial proportions video, entitled "Basic Proportions" (please note this is in order of which was drawn first; also, do note I edited the lighting/exposure on these a bit because they were taken with my phone camera and BOY-HOWDY were they dark):

 

EDIT: I will update this project as I go along, which means more photos of the drawings I've taken. And remember, exposure is upped slightly because they tend to come out dark!

Practicing Head Shapes + Proportions - image 1 - student project

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The two following are side profiles I practiced, one facing right and forward, and one facing left but looking downward. The second one is kind of unfinished.

Practicing Head Shapes + Proportions - image 4 - student project

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EDIT: I made more! I cannot tell y'all how fun this class is. I've been working very hard on each and every piece (even when I didn't intend to with a few). The references are the best. It's nice to have something to reference and I don't have to worry about copyright or anything. I tend to learn better when I do things myself, so even though I haven't finished watching every video, I'm very proud of how far I've come in just about two weeks or so. :)

Also, a note to all: take what Gabrielle says and apply it to your style. It's okay if you have bigger noses or eyes or are more cartoony, like me. Learn to love it for what it is. You are doing a great job, and just the fact that you are practicing is wonderful. Don't put yourself down, friends. <3

Practicing Head Shapes + Proportions - image 6 - student project

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Practicing Head Shapes + Proportions - image 9 - student project

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Practicing Head Shapes + Proportions - image 13 - student project

 

Anyway... I feel like I could have much more to say, but I want to give y'all a chance to speak if you want.

Thank you again so much for looking! :) Keep being awesome.

Dani G
Something Inspirational.