Beginner | 1 hour
Taught by David Tenorio
The head and face are often the most daunting part of sketching a figure, but the process can be simplified by following basic rules of proportion. Artist and educator David Tenorio gently demonstrates how the head can be broken down into segments, resulting in properly proportioned facial features and details that make for a realistic portrait. You’ll learn the “ball and jaw” method, how to sketch with charcoal, and how to place features into the face. Finally, you’ll learn how to trust your eyes, recording what you see rather than how you believe faces to be – a skill essential for drawing the human figure.
Learn how to:
  • Work with charcoal
  • Understand head proportions
  • Draw with the ball and jaw method
  • Draw facial features
  • What You'll Get:
  • A series of easy-to-follow video lessons on how to draw realistic heads and faces
  • 6 HD video lessons you can access online anytime, anywhere
  • Detailed supply list
  • Step-by-step instructions by illustrator and expert instructor David Tenorio
  • The ability to leave comments, ask questions and interact with other students
  • Newsprint pad (9” x 12” or 18” x 24”)

Drawing Heads
Here’s what you’ll need:
  • Vine charcoal
  • Charcoal pencils – 2B and 4B
  • Kneaded eraser
  • White eraser
  • Box cutter or X-Acto knife
  • Sanding block (optional)
  • Paper towel or cotton pad
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