This week’s tutorial focuses on the head and how approach drawing it in different directions.
When drawing the head make sure you’ve nailed the correct head shape before adding features.
I suggest making your basic head shapes simple & easy to draw consistently. It’s usually best to reduce it to the simplest forms.
Every cartoon’s head shape says something about them. Pay attention to what that shape can represent or express about the character.
Remember: Think of what you draw as 3 dimensional objects
Use cross cutting circles to identify the direction of the face.
We all have our favorite angles to draw the head like front view or 3/4 front view. But eventually you will want to master rotating the head and drawing it from different angles.
Draw noggins in all directions so that you’ll have no limitations when staging your scenes.
A professional cartoonist must be able to draw a character in different positions while making sure it always looks like the same character. Drawing things outside of our comfort zone can be tough but it is always worth the challenge. You will only learn and grow as an artist. Thank you for checking in & wish you all the best on your art journeys!
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