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Tutorial: Drawing heads by Jasiri-lioness Tutorial: Drawing heads by Jasiri-lioness

I've promised to make a 'heads' tutorial some time ago. And I always keep my promises. Sorry, though, as I'm not that good at tutorials.
I'm no professional! This means my drawings might not be the best to look at for anatomy reference and such.

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1. Rough shapes. I've use the same basic circle shape for all the heads I draw. Add different things to it though. You can see the different muzzle shapes I've used (lions have long faces while servals stick to roundish ones).
2. Main features. Note how I use different shapes for 'most everything, from nose and eyes to cheeks (yep, I make those squarish for Malaika).
3. More details. Well, I just add hairstyles, markings, accessories and so on.
4. Lineart. And more details added! I highly recommend to lineart hairstyles on different layer: it'll help you draw all the facial features and then just erase the stuff you don't see behind hair. Looks neater that way.

If anyone's interested, I could make tutorials on some other stuff. Like, I've been told I have interesting character designs so I could make a tutorial on designing characters. Or a tut' on planning a comic page... Or whatever X) Just ask.


Я давно обещала сделать туториал по рисованию голов. И я всегда держу обещания. Правда, извините, я не очень хорошо шарю в "руководствах".
Я не профессиональный художник! Это значит, что мои рисунки вряд ли можно считать идеальным пособием по анатомии и подобным вещам.

Дополнительные комментарии к туториалу:
1. Базовые формы. Я использую один и тот же круг для всех голов, которые я рисую. Впрочем, добавляю я к нему совершенно разные детали. Например, тут я использовала разные мордочки (у львов они длинные, в то время как у сервалов мордашки более округлые).
2. Главные особенности. Обратите внимание на то, что практически для всех деталей внешности использованы разные формы: от носа и глаз до щёк (да, у Малаики они угловатые).
3. Больше деталей. Ну, просто добавляем причёски, особые детали, аксессуары и т.д.
4. Контуры. И добавляем детали! Особо рекомендую делать контуры причёсок на отдельном слое, а на основном сначала прорисовывать всю мордочку полностью, а потом стирать лишнее. Так обычно получается опрятнее.

Если кому интересно, могу сделать и другие туториалы. Например, мне говорили, что я неплохо дизайню персонажей, потому, если надо, могу сделать тутор по дизайну персонажей. Или тутор по планировке комиксных страниц... Или ещё какой-нибудь Х) Просто скажите.

~ About 1 hour of work
~ Paint Tool SAI / Wacom Graphier4
~ Nakama, Malaika and tutorial *Jasiri-lioness (me).
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The-Goth Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2014  New member Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you!
MarikosBinder Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh my goodness. In the few seconds it took me to look at this, I learned how to do something I've been struggling with for the past two weeks now.

Thank you. ;w;
Jasiri-lioness Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2014
It's very old and very simple, but if you've found it helpful, I'm glad)

Good luck with your drawing projects! ^^
MarikosBinder Featured By Owner May 3, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you~!
The-Unstableone Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
This thing has helped me  a lot in my new drawing endeavors :) thank you 
Jasiri-lioness Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2014
It's very old and very basic, but I'm glad it was helpful!

Good luck with your future works!
WhatIsThis Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2013   Digital Artist
I always tend to struggle with feline muzzles, so I found that little tip useful :3 Thanks!
Jasiri-lioness Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2013
No problems!
I can actually recommend some of the tutorials that can be found here: [link]
They're one of the more useful ones that I've come across, and there's a lot specifically on big cat anatomy. Hope it helps!
WhatIsThis Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2013   Digital Artist
thanks :D
lionthunder Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2011
thank you! i finally found one for lions
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