How to Draw the Head – Front View

If you haven’t seen part 1 of this series,
click on this video link. The Loomis method shows its true power in dynamic
angles like the 3/4 I demonstrated in part 1 But, it still works on flat angles like
the front and profile. I’ll start with that circle for the cranium,
and chop off the sides. Remember, the height of the side plane should be 2/3 of the circle.
From the front, you can still see a very thin piece of each side plane, since the front
of the head is thinner than the side. Now let’s determine whether the person is
looking up, down, or straight ahead. A good way to do this is by looking at the distance
from ear to brow. If the ear is below the brow, then the person is looking up and the
brow line will be above the center of the circle. And the opposite if the ears are above
the brow. If they are at the same level, then the person is looking straight ahead and the
brow will be in the middle of the circle. Earlier we established the side plane as 2/3
of the circle. This is important because half of that side plane is a third of the face.
So, we can take that distance and drop it from the brow to find the bottom of the nose.
And again to find the bottom of the chin. Bring it up from the brow to the hairline. Then attach the jaw to the cranium. The sides
of the jaw usually get thinner at the bottom. Establish the width of the chin and complete
the jaw. Add the centerline and the neck. the front view is the only angle when the
center line is actually in the center of the head shape. Usually it will be further towards
the direction the person is looking. The ears sit in the middle third and usually
end at the outside of the original circle. I promise, after I cover all the angles, I
WILL do videos on the features. Aaand… Done. Let’s do that again with a subtle down-tilt.
Start with the cranium, side planes, and brow-line below the center. Before we add the thirds, let’s take a little
side trip and explore FORESHORTENING. “Foreshortening occurs when an object appears
compressed when seen from a particular viewpoint, and the effect of perspective causes distortion.”
This can easily be seen when looking at a flat surface, like a book. When looking directly
at the book, we see its full length. But, if we move to a different angle, perspective
distorts its length. As things go further away from us, they appear smaller. See that?
That’s foreshortening. Applying this concept to the face, means that
our “perfect thirds” will now be distorted. The third closest to us (in this case the
forehead) will be just about the same as half of the side plane. And the other two thirds
will get progressively smaller. Attach the jaw, neck and centerline. The ears
are very important in this case because they help to show the down-tilt. Always put them
in the bottom half of the oval. And of course, the features. Did you like this video? Your friends might
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100 thoughts on “How to Draw the Head – Front View”

1. A Nerdz Domian says:

When they do the face lines it looks like iron man

2. NANDINI GUPTA says:

3. mysteriouex myth says:

can you tell me,what merk your pencil thx

4. Sin Vida Propia says:

Apenas entiendo el ingles pero este hombre tiene una forma de hacer sus vรญdeos que aun sin saber exactamente lo que dice puedo entender muy bien sus explicaciones.

5. Priyanka Tayde says:

Thanks, it will help to improve my portrait …

6. Android Gamezzz says:

Its 2018 and you havent done a video on the features

7. CN 25 says:

Nice video

8. Sarah Jones says:

He drew an oval not a circle in the beginning and he went way too fast ๐

9. The Laughing Pro says:

The only problem is there is no measurement for the jaw

10. SANA says:

Why do u kinda look like jacksepticeye? ๐๐๐

terribly explained.

12. Tripti Kaur Dhaunsi says:

Now, how to find two third of the circle?

13. Aadi X smrt XXX says:

Nice Broo…good jod

14. Curtis Pedro says:

see all you do is… (can't see anything but a white piece of paper) and then draw in the features. It's that easy!!

15. Amazing Arts says:

Your video tutorials are by far the best i've seen in YouTube ๐๐๐๐๐๐

16. Genos says:

Ugh, Im so dumb nothing is going in my brain.

17. kousub says:

Sos el mejor

18. shivam Bankar says:

U r too fast while explaining .explain in more detail.

19. Refiloe Mona says:

I love you tutorials. They worked. Thanks!!

20. CallMeKwerk says:

Wow! Thanks for making this video! Iโm hoping to be an artist when I grow up so this really helped!

21. Yusuf Jamalalvi says:

Pls make video on detailings of face

22. watawonderfulworld says:

+Proko, could you please provide the links to 'and of course the features' @3:17 videos

23. supernightslash says:

Thank you a BUNCH!

24. Vivek Kumar says:

Check it for cute sketches https://youtu.be/fW4M1T8c8i4

25. teddyoggin says:

Way too fast

26. Master A says:

plizz ekcplained on Croatian large.

27. CyricRO says:

Start with a circle, now draw the entire face. Done. Thanks for the help.

28. priyanka kawankar says:

Your channel is amazing thank you so much please keep sharing ๐

29. Steven Lebron says:

the height of the side planes should be two thirds of the circle. Can I make it easier and just put points on the top and bottom sixths of the circle?

30. Rias Gremory says:

how do you measure 2/3 from a pencil?

31. Captain stark says:

I ended up making a ape

32. Cru _ise says:

how to darw circle !

33. SSS says:

I am still trying on those proportions, circles and 2/3 rd ovals…. needs too much practise….
But the perspective change is a little bit trickier here for me….

34. Lemon Lavand says:

Im ao glad! Real! Thank u ;-

35. ะขะฐะฝั ะะฐัะฐะตะฒะฐ says:

Thank you so much for your lessons!!!

36. Shubham's creation says:

Thank you very much Proko sir. You taught me front face drawing.
I'm student of BHU .chs
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37. Lemar obama says:

38. ุงู ุณุนุฏ says:

Thank youโฅl love it

39. freddy osso says:

proko hola,como hago para saber cual es la anchura del plano lateral,o que punto de referencia usa para sacarla.gracias.

40. TIBURONCIN says:

41. Josรฉ Maranho says:

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42. Micah Buzan says:

Learning so much from you! Wish I saw these 10 years ago.

43. ะะปัะบัะฐ says:

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44. Tanya Shukla says:

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45. ronan michael says:

best tutorial ever

46. John Wick says:

8 ways / 30 videos is what I learned to draw head & didnโt like the Loomis method until you described the steps. Your a godly teacher

47. Elodin says:

I was struggling with loomis aproach and now it's so much easier to understand, thanks for those amazing videos!

48. Marta P says:

The face looking up is much harder than looking down, I wish you had covered that better

49. alekha Mahima. Prakash meher says:

Thanks guru Dev

50. LatvianArtist says:

Thank you for lesson

51. Luana Albuquerque says:

Fantรกstico!

52. IHH says:

Hey can you help us on how to make Portofolio for art school

53. Rajaa pndharicha says:

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55. Jhude Deg says:

I think I'm too late to learn this…I'm 17๐ญ

56. A Tiny Bard says:

Proko would make a hilarious idle NPC

57. Lucas Soares says:

how do I do circles?

58. Menna Osama says:

wow

The problem that i have is with the cheekbone and the jaw, How i draw them?

60. ian caldeian says:

I wonder if you could do something on the Reilly Method

61. Valentina R. A. says:

What about the head looking up? The details on chin? It often causes me trouble

62. ุงูุณููุน ุงูุจุตูุฑ says:

ุดูุฑุง

63. Shari T says:

Excellent!

I want to draw thanos and alita with these method.. ๐

65. Proko says:

Learn how to draw ANY head type with the Loomis Method – https://youtu.be/JC2ZppKHCqU

66. wipawaree kulthai says:

i understand easier since i have been following your videos, They are so helpful for me improve about portrait sketching.

67. PemujaRahasia Eps says:

How to anime face

68. LavinderMoonGoddess says:

So confused, you say ears go outside circle another artist doing same method said ears go INSIDE circle :/

69. Corey Jones says:

I'm sure this helps a lot of people, but for me its like when I tried learning to play guitar from my grandfather.

He'd start playing something, then go off and leave me in the dust with no explanation.

It's so fucking frustrating, I've been drawing my entire life but every time I actually sit down and try to learn the basics it's always 'draw a circle, do this and this and this, bam and there you have it a fully featured face."

Ugh. I'll never get this shit. How to draw tutorials are some of the most frustratingly bad types of videos to try and learn anything from.

It's always sped way up, explains next to nothing (Because once you're decent at something you get to a point you can just do it without thinking about it) while sounding really interesting.

I need to find someone to sit in a room with me and teach me. This just aint it.

But you are very good, and do explain stuff. It's a me problem.

70. ExpelledMystery says:

cek cek cek cek staa

71. Jamille Caรฑano says:

Still confused about the "2/3" but hopefully as I proceed with your video tutorials, I get the techniques successfully. Thank you, Proko!

72. Diego Alejandro Ramirez says:

buenas noches profesor, le hablo desde colombia le podria poner los subtitulos, gracias

73. Wires Productions says:

Thanks so much for this video. It's really helping me so far.

74. Reem El Rimaly says:

Proko you are amazing .but sometimes your tutorials are a bit fast. Do you think you can make them slower somehow? I love๐

75. ankita aglawe says:

76. TheSwalk3r says:

Hi Proko, found you through Aaron Blaise, I have to say that your video's are excellent and a real help. Thank you

77. THOMAS METRALIDEA says:

as always its very nice but the upper tilt is not explained at all ๐ is it in another video?

78. Fog smog says:

Now to draw an anime girl with this

79. Afrouz Khakpour says:

80. S.Balรกzs says:

i can barely see some of the lines. But beyond that i love the videos! I shared them! Thank you!

81. Genica de Lara says:

I'm a bit late but I love your teaching techniques.

82. Francisco Duarte says:

83. Alex Sawyer says:

I can get a good start but my biggest problems is sometimes the head isnโt perfectly even like its annoying

84. sovath sun says:

Hi pro

85. Omar Abidi says:

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86. Jae Han says:

Wow!

87. NEAAMAT RASUL ART says:

Nice sir

88. NEAAMAT RASUL ART says:

You are may master

89. NEAAMAT RASUL ART says:

I like you very much

90. NEAAMAT RASUL ART says:

91. James Hsu says:

Thank you, Moriarty.

92. Interv Gula says:

Wow Spongebob Will like this

93. Gabriela Fernandes says:

This is amazing

94. MR.Robson cs says:

Tรฉcnico prรกtico e perfeito.

95. Anna Nsubuga says:

Ngl I'm doing a drawing of my younger self and sis has a wham forehead so lumis is off ๐๐๐๐๐๐๐๐๐

96. SRK Drawing says:

Excellent

97. Princess Zozo says: