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Beginning Head Drawing | Part 1: Basic Head Construction with Steve Huston

Beginning Head Drawing | Part 1: Basic Head Construction
Learn to Draw the Head! Begin by learning the basic structure of the skull

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Instructor
Steve Huston
Subjects
Drawing, Head / Portrait
Materials
Colored Pencil, Fountain Pen, Paper
Duration
3h 32m 51s
Series
Beginning Head Drawing

In this exciting in-depth drawing series, instructor Steve Huston shows you a step-by-step construction of the human head. He covers the basic forms and more detailed intermediate constructs of the head as well as the eyes, nose, mouth and ears. In this lesson, you will learn how to use basic shapes (boxes, cylinders, spheres) to form the basic structure of the head. This lesson is a fundamental step in learning how to create a solid foundation to place the features of the face on. He will also show you how to construct the basic head in different perspectives. Following Steve’s lecture, he will illustrate how the Old Masters constructed the human head. You will then be given a timed assignment from Steve to utilize what you have learned and practice your skills. Finally, Steve will share with you how he goes about the assignment through his own techniques.

Materials

  • Sharpie Markers
  • Digital Tablet
  • Waterman Paris Fountain Pen
  • Brown Fountain Pen Ink
  • Faber-Castell Polychromos Pencil – Indian Red
  • Seth Cole Heavy Ledger Paper
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