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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 =)

1.) The head is split into 2 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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WolfieArtist1 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. :)
TwentyfootAngels 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!
Neon-Heart417 Aug 12, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
<sub. Awesome! This helped soso much!

xXchrisicXx 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:
This really helped. Thanks!
lordonyx13 Feb 6, 2013  Hobbyist Filmographer
0-0 i will never eay my veggies again... XD
And another thing that I'm way late in finding, but this will be very useful as well. Thank you!
This going to help
me a lot, Thank you so much ^^
Stevie-Chan16 May 10, 2012  Student General Artist
thx alot
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