Tag Archives: Portrait

Head Drawing Research

How to draw the human skull

This wasn’t actually helpful for the task, but as usual with youtube I was distracted by little thumbnails and I figured this would be a fun little thing to watch, and it was.

Fun: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DKR532UuFsE

Fast: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ja1Zh9LvQGc

I found that this video was a bit rushed when trying to show the different steps of the drawing, as it would jump ahead and not really let you see what was done. However, I did up with a version I was happy with as I was drawing along with the video.

Clear step by step: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jMm2tYg9_RE

I found this to be more helpful in explaining the different steps of the drawing, what the basic shapes where and how you build upon them.

How to draw a portrait

I could never draw portraits before watching this video and after a this I ended up with a drawing that actually resembled the Andrew and not the creature from the Goonies. I had always tried to start with a clear outline of the facial features and work from there rather than starting light and using shading to bring out the different features. These three videos were really, really helpful.

1: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZrhmE2LAHBE

2: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gAfRHNZeBDM

3: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sIKim-P9Vbs


cholowiz13. (2014). How To Draw a SKULL – (graffiti Character).Available: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DKR532UuFsE. Last accessed 19th Apr 2015.

Circle Line Art School. (2014). How to Draw a Realistic Skull: Narrated Step by Step. Available: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ja1Zh9LvQGc. Last accessed 19th Apr 2015.

Draw with Jazza. (2013). How to Draw Skulls. Available: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jMm2tYg9_RE. Last accessed 19th Apr 2015.

Richards, B. (2013). Learn to Draw Portraits. Available: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZrhmE2LAHBE. Last accessed 19th Apr 2015.

Richards, B. (2013). Learn to Draw Portraits Part Two. Available: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gAfRHNZeBDM. Last accessed 19th Apr 2015.

Richards, B. (2013). Learn to Draw Portraits Conclusion. Available: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sIKim-P9Vbs. Last accessed 19th Apr 2015.