The Human Head

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So we have been noticing a lot of work popping up on the forum for the competition! One of the things we also noticed was that some of the “head sketches” showing off the product need a little love. I know first hand that people can be very intimidating to sketch! So here is a quick “how to getchyo head right” that I put together to give some guidance on sketching out a quick head for a product sketch. As the final sketches for the competition should be “presentation sketches,” you might think about having a human head somewhere on the page to show how the product lives.

Step 1: Sketch (lightly and gesturally) a nice plump circle using your shoulder and arm. Sketch a line right through the middle of it. This line will indicate the eyes/brow line.step1

Step 2: Lets establish some more guides…Divide the circle again from the halfway line to the bottom with a horizontal line…and then again once more. Once this is done you can give yourself a guide line at the bottom of the circle as well. We have just established the nose, the lips and the chin.step2

Step 3: Indicate the eyes at the halfway mark. Stylistically, I tend to just indicate a brow at this line, but really its the eyes.step3

Step 4: Go down to the next line and work in the nose. step4

Step 5: Next go down to the next guide and hit up some lips. You don’t need to fool around and make this too detailed. Remember that in the end this sketch will just help to show off our product.step5

Step 6: Get the chin and jaw line going from the bottom of your circle.step6

Step 7: Here we need to fix the head. No human has a perfectly circular head, we have to shape it a bit by coming in with a darker line and punching out the form.step7

Step 8: Next you need an ear. Usually you are safe putting the ear near the center of the circle with the top of the ear nearly at the center or eye line. Just make sure it goes somewhere between eyes and nose.step8

Step 9: To add a little more detail I will put in some hair.step9

Step 10: You can now overlay or sketch your product right on top! BTW…this same technique (with a little practice) can be used for straight on views or perspective as well! step10

Hope you learned something and good luck with the headphone competition!

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  • Mason

    haha thanks! my head sucked! XD

  • Mason

    haha thanks! my head sucked! XD

  • hao

    nice teching thk

  • hao

    nice teching thk

  • Jessica

    great sketching tip. you said that this tip can be used for perspective and front views. Any possibility of making them real quick? I can’t figure out the curves and strokes to make a face look good.

    Thanks agan!

  • Jessica

    great sketching tip. you said that this tip can be used for perspective and front views. Any possibility of making them real quick? I can’t figure out the curves and strokes to make a face look good.

    Thanks agan!

  • Büll

    Hi man!
    Your site is very very good to me and for all! Thanks a lot!
    I’d like to see some sketch techniques to draw HANDS! Can you do this for us?
    Thank you!

    Hugs from Brazil!

    • http://www.idsketching.com Spencer Nugent

      I’m not the best with hands but I can look into it.

      • Büll

        Thanks a lot Spencer! It will be very helpfull!

  • Büll

    Hi man!
    Your site is very very good to me and for all! Thanks a lot!
    I’d like to see some sketch techniques to draw HANDS! Can you do this for us?
    Thank you!

    Hugs from Brazil!

    • http://www.idsketching.com Spencer Nugent

      I’m not the best with hands but I can look into it.

      • Büll

        Thanks a lot Spencer! It will be very helpfull!

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  • anonymous_streak

    Finally a shortcut to draw those difficult features. good job and lets see some more… this stuff is sick.

  • Mraswin2020

    thnx fr the small but great tip buddy…..

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  • Undergroundinnov

    Great tutorial! Thank You

  • manmeet dhaliwal

    sir,
      really impressed and inspired by your sketches. could u please recommend some tutorials , books for a beginner?

    thank you