Foundational Figure Drawing: Heads
Beginner | 1 hour 33 min
The head and face are often the most daunting part of sketching a figure, but the process can be simplified by following basic rules of proportion. Artist and educator David Tenorio gently demonstrates how the head can be broken down into segments, resulting in properly proportioned facial features and details that make for a realistic portrait. You’ll learn the “ball and jaw” method, how to sketch with charcoal, and how to place features into the face. Finally, you’ll learn how to trust your eyes, recording what you see rather than how you believe faces to be – a skill essential for drawing the human figure.
Here’s what you’ll need:
  • Vine charcoal
  • Charcoal pencils – 2B and 4B
  • Kneaded eraser
  • White eraser
  • Box cutter or X-Acto knife
  • Sanding block (optional)
  • Paper towel or cotton pad
Learn how to:
  • Work with charcoal
  • Understand head proportions
  • Draw with the ball and jaw method
  • Draw facial features
  • What You'll Get:
  • A series of easy-to-follow video lessons on how to draw realistic heads and faces
  • 6 HD video lessons you can access online anytime, anywhere
  • Detailed supply list
  • Step-by-step instructions by illustrator and expert instructor David Tenorio
  • The ability to leave comments, ask questions and interact with other students
  • Newsprint pad (9” x 12” or 18” x 24”)
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Class Reviews
217 users recommended this class to a friend
Sandra Soss
truly excellent step by step instruction. a pleasure to follow along.
More than 3 months ago
Rowayda Musa
Helped a lot to get better on drawing the head with was always hard for me. Very simple and perfect for beginners.
More than 3 months ago
Rebecca Dew
Probably my best face drawing yet. Thanks!
More than 3 months ago