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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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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. :)
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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!
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Neon-Heart417 Aug 12, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
<sub. Awesome! This helped soso much!

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