How to Draw the Head from Any Angle – Loomis Method


Hello my friends and welcome
to another Tuesday of tutorial! I am Leonardo Pereznieto and
today we will draw the head in different angles, based on the technique
by master Andrew Loomis giving in this beautiful book. As Loomis wrote, the basic shape
of the head, the cranium, is like a flattened ball. We can divide it
into quarters, with a vertical and a horizontal axis. And we slice the sides, since I
told you, it was a flattened ball. So, now we have a head that
we can point in any direction and we can use this as the basic
structure in our drawings. Ok, let’s try it with a sketch! First we draw a circle. Good! and then we draw the flattened
area, which if it is in perspective will be an oval. We trace the axis, this oval and the axis
will give us the tilt of the head. The horizontal axis in the middle
of the sphere, indicates the height of the eyebrows. And this other one is the vertical midline
of the face, so this cross in front will be in front of the eyebrows. Now we pull the height of our oval
with a parallel line to the axes and that gives us the hairline
or the top of the face and the bottom of the oval
will be the bottom of the nose. Since the face is flattish
we draw a straight line down. As you see we have two equal
sections, from the hairline to the brows, and from the brows to the bottom
of the nose. If we make one more equal section
down here, magically, we have the bottom of the chin. And we can draw the jaw like this. Of course all these measurements
can vary depending on the person. The bigger you make the oval,
the longer the nose and the face will be. and the smaller the oval, the more rounded
the face. We add some planes like so. The ear
will easily fit in this quadrant, since its height generally is from
about the eyebrows to the bottom of the nose. The eyes of course go below the eyebrows, and we know the height of the bottom of the nose, but of course it is not on the vertical
midline since it is sticking out. I clean up some lines that we don’t need, we draw the mouth and I will shorten
just slightly the chin. We draw the neck… we can refine also
a little bit the bone structure and add some hair. Alright! Let’s draw some more
to get the hang of it. This time
I will use an iPad. Let’s draw the circle… like so and the oval. He will be looking down. The vertical and horizontal axis, the height of the hairline and
of the nose. The midline of the face
and we mark the end of the chin. Since this time the chin is farther
away from us that section should be a little bit smaller because of the perspective. So we know the height of the eyebrows,
the bottom of the nose and of the chin as well as that of the beginning of the hairline and the exact position of the ear. Which facilitate things, I erase this plane
of the cheeks slightly, and it’s done. Let’s do another one, this time looking
a little bit more toward us and up, we make the circle and the oval, then
the axis, the parallel lines from the bottom and top of the oval, for our nose and brows. The straight midline of the face,
and we can begin with the features. Sorry, the nose will get to here,
and therefore the cheek to about here. As you see the top third is a little bit smaller because it is farther away from us. In the book I showed you at the beginning
by Loomis, it’s also explained how to draw every feature from different angles. Links for the book and for the materials
I use, are in the information below the video. Let’s draw the planes of the cheek and jaw, and it’s ready! This method also works for women’s heads. Let’s draw one! The bone structure in a woman
tends to be less prominent and it is softer. It is almost impossible to draw a beautiful woman if the proportions and feature placement is not accurate. I made a new layer to dim the structural
sketch. In a woman you can make the brows
slightly higher and the nose and ear slightly smaller. Let’s draw the jaw a little bit more rounded
than in a man, good. And add some hair. The neck, cheek, a little bit more detail
to the ear, bones and hair. And its ready! Please let me know if this
was helpful at all. And if you enjoyed it please
give it a LIKE! share it to your friends and subscribe to Fine Art-Tips. And I will see you
on Tuesday ๐Ÿ˜‰ Subtitled by Grethel Trejo

100 thoughts on “How to Draw the Head from Any Angle – Loomis Method”

  1. You are like the new Bob Ross of drawing to me your voice is very calming while you teach brother. Thank you. I'm going to practice this stuff today

  2. Amazing Leonardo you make it look all to easy I really enjoy your weekly drawings and indeed your channel. ๐Ÿ˜€

  3. just beautiful, it helped me a great deal indeed. dear Leonardo i didn't catch your last name , will you type it for me?

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  6. Thank you for explaining so simply i didnt understand other youtube videos on loomis but your video was so easy to understand ๐Ÿ‘

  7. I am unable. I wish I could just do drills of this and draw something a million times until I get it, but I don't want to drill wrong and build a shaky foundation.

  8. You canโ€™t teach anyone how to draw that doesnโ€™t already have the natural inclination for scale, proportion, perspective and detail.

  9. help, i was trying to draw a head of front view by 2 years, i watched a lot of videos, i read lot of books and studied the anatomy and the characteristics of one, but nothing, help, im so hopeless ๐Ÿ™

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  13. …. i try to follow , but i just fail miserably, at this point i dont know if my head structure is wrong or its just the facial features i get wrong
    either way, i dont like how it really looks.

  14. I've had Loomis book for…many decades!…but never used this trick in life drawing…I would just sort of wing it, and we didnt have much time for faces…and I can do all right with model or scene before me and time, like hours and hours!…but I've never been good from just imagination…had a friend who could just like trace out what he imagined…this in grammar school…but this clip shows me how to turn a face really well…thanks!โ˜บ

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  16. Why are you so easy to draw such a thing… while I try again and again….always produce 'junk papers'…. ๐Ÿ˜ข๐Ÿ˜ข

  17. Thankyou for respecting Andrew Loomis. So many use his techniques and pass it off as their own. He taught the world to draw. Respect.

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  19. Hi , i have problem with drawing the oval , you have to draw it differently as the angle changes and i don't know the right way to slope the oval , help

  20. thank you very much for a very detailed and well explained drawing tutorial sir..i will defenitely practice this Loomis Method..

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  22. I love your pleasant, encouraging tone of instruction. You explained and demoed this clearly and concisely; thank you! Would like to see vids on drawing the figure in perspective.

  23. Thank you so much for your help , it's always helpful , love what you do sir and please keep on doing it ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ‘ .

  24. I liked this tutorial but please next time draw slower. I was trying to listen to what you were saying, take notes, and draw along. It was very frustrating to keep up and I had to rewind and pause several times. I loved the outcome though, thank you for the help.

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