Advanced Head Drawing

Have you completed our Head Drawing for Beginners course and you're ready for more? Advanced head drawing builds directly upon the concepts covered in the previous course and introduces expert instructors Iliya Mirochnik and Rey Bustos in addition to Glenn Vilppu and Steve Huston. Learn about advanced gesture and construction of the head as well as anatomy, planes, expressions, sex and age differences and characterization in this comprehensive course.

24 Lessons 48h 10m 16s of videos

Level 1

In the final lesson in the Fundamentals course, you will be combining all of the concepts and training you have learned thus far. Using the stretched canvas that you made at the beginning of this course you will draw John Asaro's planes of the head sculpture from the photos provided. You will focus on turning form, establishing clear planes, clearly showing your light source and developing proper values and value relationships.

Level 2

Here is the final week’s recording from Art Mentors’ 10-week class in which the masterful Glenn Vilppu teaches head construction. Working from a live model, Glenn demonstrates techniques for blocking in the head, tips for incorporating expressions into your drawings, and gives details about his personal sketchbook. He also goes over some of his sketches […]

Level 3

In this series, master artist Steve Huston brings you his highly-anticipated advanced head drawing lessons. This first lesson in the series will cover drawing the hair, a fun but often tricky feature to accurately represent. Steve will begin with a lecture, giving you an overview of how to draw several hair types, as well as […]
Master artist Steve Huston brings you his highly-anticipated advanced head drawing series. In the 6th installment, he discusses the process of taking what nature gives you (the model’s natural facial structure) and modifying it for your own characterizations. Steve will do several demonstrations working from photo references, which you can find attached to this page. […]

Common Questions

Who is this course for?

This course is for students who have completed Head Drawing for Beginners or professional artists.

Why are there multiple instructors in this course?

This course featured content from multiple series by different instructors. We have created this course to help you learn fundamental concepts and anatomy necessary to take your head drawing to the next level.

Which courses do I have to have done before taking this?

You do not need to have done any other courses besides Head Drawing for Beginners to take this course.