how do you sketch different angles of the head even when their looking down or up? please help.
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Try looking up various references if you get stuck drawing the head at an angle. Take into consideration the placement of the ears as a guide and the jawline. This post by Bryon Cadwell has a bunch of great references he’s gathered.
So, this post will be highlighting the website Proko and how it can help you to improve your life drawing.
Whether you take life drawing or not, learning how to structure the human form (or animal forms!) Is important to know and master. Proko is a great place to pick up tips and techniques taught by Marshall Vandruff and Stan Prokopenko. The site is free to use and has a bunch of videos that highlight different techniques, along with critique videos and videos that focus on drawing certain areas. (There is a premium service as well, but since I haven’t payed for it, I won’t delve into that.)
This material is fantastic to use whether you’re a beginner or a seasoned pro. Many of these videos help visualize how to break down the model into shapes by using real models. Remember to keep in mind that there is no ‘right’ way to draw from life, but you can be certain that there is a way for you to feel comfortable when drawing and to get the most out of your figure.
Reference! Reference! is a free database that collects different video clips, with categories ranging from facial expressions, to styles of fighting, and animals in motion.
You can play and pause the videos, and move through them frame-by-frame easily.
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