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BTB head studies by BeaGifted BTB head studies by BeaGifted
These are two pages of my studies of the head and features. I have other studies that make up my sketchbook, but, I like what I've been learning about figure best. One of the instructors at school was kind enough to let me sit in on her figure classes and gave me this sheet of drawing she did which demonstrate almost everything you see here. I just drew it over myself to get the hang of it. The only thing different is the part about the lighting and how I drew the ears and the noses...since I couldn't understand the instructor's handwriting well enough to follow the instructions. I've been using these techniques in my anatomy classes, since we have to draw portraits at the end of class of every model we draw. So far, This technique has given me the award of capturing best likeness with the portraits! It really works. Forgive the blotchiness- again these sketches arn't large at all.

Oh, when I was doing the heads, I modeled a head out of modeling clay that I use as a form of reference now. It really helps when trying to figure out lighting and getting difficult angels.
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Piimocial Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Amazing!
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Gemini-two Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2012
well....this is amazing!!
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leocartoon1YT Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
For some reason the planes of the head you've drawn remind me of the Reilly's planes.
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FrankTech Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2011   General Artist
Yes! LEARNING!
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FOERVRAENGD Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2011  Professional General Artist
some of the eyes really reminds me from the Andrew Loomis book "Drawing heads and hands".

great sketches!
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Mirk217 Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2011
:) +++
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Cofie Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow this is smart! :heart:
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justsantiago Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2011  Professional Filmographer
This is so inspiring!, thank you very much
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Savourdreams Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
This is really cool. Love da sketchs, they will help me out on my drawings. :)
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clare1987 Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
very usefull indeed :))
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Spyeder Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2010
This is a fantastic collection of studies.

Many "studies" I find on DA are more along the lines of a proof-of-skill than an actual anatomical study, but this is the real thing. You have searched and found basic patterns and structure for the human head that goes beyond simply showing where the lines lie, but actually teaching where and why the shadows are placed.

Coming from an artist that works in an extremely similar way, your study is worth more than a wall of books.
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BeaGifted Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Lol thank you! I had a really good teacher-- well actually she just let me sit in on her classes but these helped a lot. Another teacher of mine had a process like this but for the whole figure-- the process of building up a drawing. I hope someday I can upload a guide for that. Most times as I've experienced, teachers just tell you to draw without telling yu how-- as if there isnt an actual process. There is tho-- just need to know what to look for.
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BMPM Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2010  Student Digital Artist
THANKS BUT IS THERE SOME HELPFUL BRUSHES FOR PAINTING SPECIALLY FOR WHO DO NOT HAVE TABLET PLEASE
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ARfrotw Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2010
This is by far the most useful face process I've every seen! Thanks so much!
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artista-azzurro Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2010
thank you for sharing
i think i'm gunna try doing more realistic characters
this really helps!
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choco1995 Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2010  Student Digital Artist
so kewl i hope its ok if i use it for studying human anatomy so i could make my drawings more realistic O_o did that make sense?
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narutobi4real Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
very useful stuff
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XtreamCrazy Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is very informative. I like the construction and sectioning off of the face on the left-hand side.
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JadedAngelofLight Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2010
I love your gallery, it's lovely. I so need to practice the basics, it ain't even funny( me and hands/feet are like oil and water) This will be really helpful.
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Kuzunari Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2010
oh my word. I don't even know where to begin. Thanks so much for sharing! I guess after some practice it'll all click in the head parts somehow :D
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rol-sa Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2010
Thanks for putting this up- looking forward to being able to apply this knowledge in the future
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marvelleftw Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2010  Professional General Artist
Thanks for this, I'll try and use it :salute:
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XCBDH Featured By Owner May 29, 2010  Professional General Artist
The funny thing about being an artist is, that people can study the same things for hundreds of years, but until you take the time to study it yourself, all of their hard work really means very little. You'd think at this point that every person on the planet would be able to draw the perfect human form from memory, but nope, every artist's journey is their own.

I guess it's also worthy to consider how every human being is different, and therefore every figure drawing with a new model presents a new experience.
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Lysso909 Featured By Owner May 3, 2010
So darn useful! Thank you so much. ^.^
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atrellus31 Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
gran aporte, muchas gracias
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Snoangel Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2010
Thank you very much for sharing, this will be very helpful, and might get me back into drawing. ^^
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MulticomplexReaction Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2010   Digital Artist
I should Definetly do some studies myself ;)
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Kary90 Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2010
thank you! :D
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HarHoll Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2010
The lighting part is exceptionally helpful, I've always been stumped on facial shadows etc. Glad to see you're really putting on all this study! :thumbsup:
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vampirealice94 Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2010   Writer
these looks awsome^^ REALLY helpful
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kimmykoi Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2010
Extremely useful to all artists, thank you for sharing. :)
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MMWoodcock Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
LOL this was in the most popular in 8 hours and i clicked it and didnt even realize it was yours :XD:

looks pretty cool :) we're sculpting realistic faces in art now :) we had to make a maquette (i can't believe i've forgotten the spelling XD)out of oil-based clay.

I think painting faces digitally has put me ahead of others, but i'm hoping this experience will turn around and help me in digital painting :)

i've also been OCD in studying noses. I sit in study hall(library for me) with a small compact mirror studying my nose and drawing it :XD:

i'm hoping once i understand noses/eyes better, and the cheeks of the face i can better study light and shadows lol

this would be an awesome wall hanging in an art studio :)
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sorrowindeath Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2010
I have been a little trouble drawing people. With your tutorial, I think I'll get it.
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angelameds Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
I looked at the eyes and thought 'these eyes look like they're smiling. There's so much life to them,' and then I reas next to it that eyelids work like lips. :lol: Very good information, and it makes sense.
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Sakura-Pumpkin Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
These are all great o-o
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Margenal Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
This comes really useful and interresting, thanks!
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rammsteinchen Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is really helpful! Thanks :)
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ARCHVERMIN Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2010
faved and saved
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ThaPro Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2010
wow, you must of had some great teachers...so is there anything online like drawing exercises to help me get better?
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BeaGifted Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Online, I doubt you'll find anything that's "really good" but its' stuff out here. What helped me is understanding that EVERYTHING has a process. If you learn it, you can master it.
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ThaPro Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2010
...I agree whole heartedly with that...i went to school for art, but i wish there was some exercises i could practice daily.
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BeaGifted Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Give yourself exercises. I have a collection of art books and I've been taking my time writing out a whole sheet of assignments that help me to learn new techniques. You can also go online to look for exercises
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ThaPro Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2010
...thanks alot liol, i can't help but asking(because of your icon pic, what ethnicity are you?
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BeaGifted Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
No prollem, I'm black, with a lot of country lingo in meh!
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ThaPro Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2010
....what down south lingo? ...i would have to hear you actaully talk to agree... lol ....i don't know why, but i would like to see a real pic of you...im curious for some reason..
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BeaGifted Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
BTW, I dont speak slang, I just have a strong southern accent
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BeaGifted Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
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I'm pretty shy, so I dont take a ton of photos >_< *blushes* But that's a recent pic of me that I shot.
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freaky06 Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2010  Student Artist
Not only is this awesome to see, but it's wicked cool just being able to learn from your scratchings here :D.

Almost like a trickle-down effect for those of us currently engaged in events that bar us from learning at your calibre.

I do wish that I could learn this myself. The page is self-explanatory and well organised, but for the life of me, I don't know what to make of the first 3 heads. Is it simply the structure of a face's features to aid the creation of depth in a (normally) quite plain area (the face)? Is this supposed to help in...face creation? or does it have links to the movement in the face?

Sorry. Just very curious as I decipher this wealth of information.
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BeaGifted Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Well, it actually helps with building the structure of the base and you can use all the lines to shade and add depth, and add age to the face. Seriously, The lines follow the directions of rinkles too so you can make people look younger or older by following the guidelines.
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freaky06 Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2010  Student Artist
Structure is always nice. Count me a little thick, but what did you mean by "the structure of the base"? I think my confusion is with the word "base" here. What does it mean?

So they're nice guidelines for age-lines too. Beautiful. I'm very thankful.
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