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Didn't expect such a turnout!

Anyways there's been something I'm noticing with a lot of your submissions is that people seem to be having a hard time drawing human faces and I kept referencing the formula for drawing a human head, but didn't have any links to back it up.

So I've saved you the trouble of googling and I found a great tutorial site that, while the artist themself has a lot of flaws, the formula is the same as what I was talking about. I'm going to link their main tutorial page for your enjoyment but the one I'm referring to is the human head one:


Here's also a link for some good articles that describe this formula a bit more in detail. There are also some links on how to draw childrens faces, eyes, hands and the formula for the human body as well:


They also have a link which I found very important for everyone to read which would be 10 mistakes beginners make when drawing:

(there are also some very helpful links embedded in the article and also at the end...MUST SEE)

Then there's always http://www.figuredrawings.com with their links section for some models as well as works of the old masters:


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From: asathena Date: February 16th, 2005 07:36 pm (UTC) (Link)
Some of the best human head drawing tutorials:
http://www.anticz.com/handtut.htm (OK, that's for hands, but yeah.)
From: asathena Date: February 16th, 2005 07:40 pm (UTC) (Link)
Also Rebekah Lynn's got some boss stuff on how to shade *properly* and not like a wuss. http://rebekahlynn.com/free/tutorial/
ruggels From: ruggels Date: February 16th, 2005 08:18 pm (UTC) (Link)

Andrew Loomis Books as PDFs!

gab From: gab Date: February 17th, 2005 12:04 am (UTC) (Link)
Thorn, how you be so cool?
mass_repeat From: mass_repeat Date: February 17th, 2005 12:42 am (UTC) (Link)
These are very helpful links! Thank you for posting them. :D
desertwalker From: desertwalker Date: February 17th, 2005 04:40 am (UTC) (Link)
Good sites. Yeah, my art teacher stressed the basics of facial anatomy. We even drew our own diagrams on oval-shaped paper! Speaking of portraits, I just finished one today in art class (see my LJ to view it). Unfortunately, the idea was simply to blow up magazine clippings with a grid, so I didn't get to exercise freehand form on it.
From: khyryn Date: February 17th, 2005 01:02 pm (UTC) (Link)
This is going to sound RIDICULUS...BUT...here it goes.

Hi, I'm Kristen Balmer. I am 20 years old and attend Sheridan college getting my Bachelor of Applied Arts in Animation. (Second year)

Ok...so now you know who I am...this is why I'm here:

The last animation project I have this year is doing a lipsinc for three different characters. A human, a bird, and a animal with a muzzle. They each need to say 1 sentance. Where allowed making them say whatever we want. SO I decided upon a quote from "Meet the Parents"

It goes as follows:
"I...I had no idea you could milk a cat."
"Oh yeah, you can milk anything with nipples."
"I have nipples Greg, can you milk me?"

I've alreadt got two characters for the first two sentances.
However, when I came accross your art, and your character "Sarge" and since then I can't seem to imagine anyone else saying the last line EXCEPT him. (Robert Dinero is the one who actually says it.)

I was planning on having a german shepard anthro saying the last time. but if you left me I'll spoof him up to look somewhat like your Sarge if you'de like. I'm perfectly fine with designing my own character...but thought it might be neat to do a little something else.

Of course, you'de see it when I was done. XP

Just mentioning it of course.
*phew* that took too long to type out.
thornwolf From: thornwolf Date: February 17th, 2005 06:02 pm (UTC) (Link)
oh my god thats too funny...yes yes of course please go ahead and use him for that XD And please do show me when you're done. Do you need references?
From: khyryn Date: February 17th, 2005 10:54 pm (UTC) (Link)
Any reference would be good! :D Please and thank you.

My e-mail: Khyrynx@hotmail.com
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