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Tutorial: Anime Heads by gloomknight Tutorial: Anime Heads by gloomknight
Tutorial for heads. To many of you, this may seem elementary, but I think it may help some of you out there. Especially for all of you who would like to learn how to draw heads...properly. I left some extra notes if you wanna read it =)

Proportion:
1.) The head is split into 2 pieces...top half, lower half. The top half includes the hair line, bangs, etc. The lower half...the more important half is the face: eyes, nose mouth, ears.

2.) Nose placement is halfway from the top of the eyes to the bottom of the face.

3.) Mouth placement is negotiable...if u place the mouth too high, the character looks like Jay Leno (super huge chin)...if you make it too low, the character looks slack-jawed. But if you put it a lil' bit higher from where it would normally go, you can make the character look more giddy and enthusiastic. If you put it a lil' lower than normal, you can make the character look a bit sadder, depressed.

If the head is proportionate, it will make your characters looking more natural...even if it is still anime style. Happy drawing :D
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xoxosolie Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2014  New member
so good
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Cyndergirl211 Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2014
This.
helped.
so.
much.
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WolfieArtist1 Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Lol. xD What happens when you dont eat your veggies. ANYWAYS, this really helped me on my anime head. :) I used to draw furries... o_o But then I waz like, umm...this is unnatural. DX My older sister waz like, You need to draw humans like manga. DX I waz like, I KNOW! DX Then she waz like, look it up in DeviantArt and learn how to draw them. XD I like this very much. :)
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TwentyfootAngels Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Something incredible happened yesterday. I started drawing a human... AND IT ACTUALLY LOOKS LIKE A HUMAN.

I'm currently scouring DA for all kinds of tutorials on how the heck you guys are so good at this, and you're officially in my list now. Thak you so much!
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Neon-Heart417 Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
<sub. Awesome! This helped soso much!

Danke!
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xXchrisicXx Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
So far im using this as my practice and reference sheet.. I really enjoyed seeing this so hopefully i can get better at heads, head angles etc etc.. :D Thank you so much for doing this ;-; <3 When i get my scanner working again ill post what practice Ive done from looking at this! :la:
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BakuganPrincess Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2013
This really helped. Thanks!
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lordonyx13 Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013  Hobbyist Filmographer
0-0 i will never eay my veggies again... XD
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KawaiiFox240 Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Eat them, or you will turn into an ugly dragon!
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inazumafan11 Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2012
:D
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millenniumthief Featured By Owner May 30, 2012
And another thing that I'm way late in finding, but this will be very useful as well. Thank you!
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Nifty-Face Featured By Owner May 23, 2012
This going to help
me a lot, Thank you so much ^^
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Stevie-Chan16 Featured By Owner May 10, 2012  Student General Artist
thx alot
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pinkspark199 Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2012
This really helped a lot! Thank you!
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xPepperminty Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2011
Thanks, now I can finally draw something right XD
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Chumiiya Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2011  Student Digital Artist
I think I love you :'D
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Kookeezandkreem Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
great tutorial! Poor H... lol! really helped though! ^^
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MegaNew Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2011
do you think you can make an eyye tut? and body tut?
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Romero666 Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2011
where is H?? haha
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allitin Featured By Owner May 12, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
good tutorial :) question though, where is H? lol
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xfadedprimadonnax Featured By Owner May 3, 2011  Student General Artist
I think the proportion for me are hard ..My head are not bad but want to do it better.. Thank for this
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DJBumblebee100 Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2011  Student General Artist
Great tutorial this rly helped :D
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Cabonuts Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2011
woahh. i'm never gonna eat my veggies ever again. >:D
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HolyPikachu Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2011
I believe this is helpful!
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Rainear Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Awesome tutorial
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Eldorgwynna Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2011
Well...I don't wanna eat my veggies now XD
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xxkokoroxxchanxx Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2010
its the perfect balance of simpleness, cuteness, realisticness, cartooness, and its awesome.
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MunchityMunch123 Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2010
lmfao. If you don't eat your veggies you turnn into a dragon. PS. This tutorial really helped me. Im pretty suckish at anime.
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xXFinnThePikachuXx Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2010   Traditional Artist
this is so great! it really helped me alot! ^-^
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alien-to Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
a good tutorial :D
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Peace98 Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
So helpful, thank you!
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ariabella4480 Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2010
um there is no H lol nice tutorial
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ChocoChipCookeh Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2010
Thanks! This helps. <3
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Eigems Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
to tell you the truth i used a different drawing tutorial and now i wish i didn't. ill have to remember this for one for when i try drawing a head again.
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Dark-Chain-Chomp Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I just lol'd at the guy that didnt eat his veggies XD
most helpful, you got me in a drawing mood |:
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xx-UnheardUltimatum Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2010
You skipped H. xDD
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MagicKat13 Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2010
Thx so much! This tutorial helped so much! Im hopefully going to post my drawing soon! XD
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poisynxxx Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2010
thanks.. but you left out poor h.
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keeke45 Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2010
thank yous!!!! :love:
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shionXsatoshi Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2010   Writer
uugguuu!! arigatou~
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Thank you for sharing this helpful tutorial. :)
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PrincessTeaCup Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2010  Student Digital Artist
Nice tutorial! :]
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mattews Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Perfect,i like it :D
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DerpiCorgi Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2010  Student General Artist
This has actually taught me something new... I now understand what i do wrong now, that bit you draw in behind the ear is what i never knew about xD Thanks for this great but simple tutorial :D
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iPirateZombie Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2010
I followed Mark Crilley's stuff on Youtube for a while, but his was quite vague. Sorry if I've offended Crilley fans. Favourited this, and shall use it in the future!
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darkstarsfire Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2009  Student General Artist
this is really good! and it helped me to learn how to draw heads in 3/4 view! thanks so much! :D
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shalaylex Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2009
who this can help me become a manga ARTIST thanks!
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whscameragal Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2009
seems kind of like the way i want my style to look.... i might try this
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Chiiromi-chan Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2009
thank you it was verryyyy useful ^^
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Kuraskiru Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2009
This tutorial is just plain awesome. Now I don't have to keep drawing faces that are butt-ugly anymore! And when I drew a face after reading your tutorial, it became the best time of my life... The first anime face that I ever drew that I was proud of. XD;
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