Learning how to draw the head in different directions is a part of the fundamental lessons when learning how to draw and paint portraits. Of course, drawing a head in front of view is nice, but if you are looking to go even further in creating portraits, drawing the head in different directions is a great way to do that.
Alright, let’s go ahead and get into this lesson.
Start with a circle ( or something close to it) and then add another circle inside of the bigger one.
You will then want to divide the circle into fourths as I have done below:
Draw a line down from the outer edge of the bigger circle. Draw a line across until it meets the lower vertical line.
Map out where you will add the features. Add two lines along the right horizontal line this will be where you place the eyebrow.
To add the nose you will draw a line from the left eyebrow line marker and draw downward until it connects to the larger triangle. You should have created a smaller triangle.
Add a line from the tip of the nose to the chin (lower angle of the face) to make sure the nose, lips, and chin will be proportionate from each other.
Now it’s time for the fun part. This is the step you can get creative and draw out the nose, chin, and lips.
Here is a quick overview of using shapes to create the head in the side view.
With a little bit of practice, you’ll be able to draw the head in the side view in no time. If you liked this tutorial please be sure to like, share, and comment on this tutorial along with the video and graphics.
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Creating can be fine and overwhelming at the same time, especially if you are going the DIY approach.
Creating doesn’t have to be hard and I want to help you with unleashing that untapped talent of yours. What better way to share the things and resources I have used along the way to help you on your own creative journey.
Creating is not necessarily a talent, it also involves dedication in enhancing your skills.
Although I am not formally educated in the arts, I have found investing in classes has really helped me learn new skills on top of improving the skills I already possess.
One of the best things you can do is invest in yourself, and if you believe you can do something, takes the steps needed to accomplish whatever your heart desires.
It took me years to hone in on my craft and I am still learning and I want to help you unleash your own artistic talent so I have created a list of resources that I have used to help me enhance my skills, help me with projects and more!
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If you are a DIY or a new business owner that needs branding, Canva is a great start.
Create beautiful designs with Canva’s user-friendly drag and drop features.
Canva was the first design program I used when I first started out in my business and I still use it from time to time.
Canva also has a variety of templates for all your social media needs for free and with Canva Pro you can customize your branding even more with your brand colors, fonts and upload your own photos and videos and also gain access to photos, illustrations and animations. So if you are ready to go full-force with your designing skills, Canva pro is a great start.
Canva is a great tool to get you started when it comes to DIYing your graphics and logos but it can only take you so far. If you are looking into creating logos as a side hustle, you will need to invest in tools that will produce graphics for your clients that are a lot more forgiving and also scalable. No one wants a pixelated logo.
Here is where Adobe Creative Cloud comes into play. Adobe has a wide variety of programs that ranges from document editing, photo manipulation, animation, video eding and illustrations.
If you are interested in starting a freelance creative business that includes logo designs, one thing to consider is that scalability. Basically if a client is needing to put their logo on printing material you want to make sure that regardless of the size of the print the logo won’t become pixelated. Adobe Illustrator is a great program to use for logo and helps solve this problem.
If you are a photographer and need to manipulate or enhance photos, Photoshop and Lightroom are great programs to use.
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Creating your projects and products can be fun once you have the resources available to make creating easier for you. These sites can help you not only learn how to create something new but they can also provide you with the tools needed to create your own works of art.