Drawn and Quartered (Skillshare Skills Share Day 6)

 This month, my goal is to do a Skillshare* course (or part of a course) every day, and blog about it.

Looking for something short today…here we go: How to Draw the Head from Every Angle: Part One, with instructor Nina Rycroft. 15 minutes. Perfect.

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Shit. I need a ruler. Wait! I have a ruler. We good.

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Basic structure. Yep. Got it. Circle. Shit. I’m crap at circles. Thing I learned on the first day of art school. Utter crap. How the fuck is she at the jaw already??? Hang on. I gotta pause. Okay. It took me three tries but I got it. Stupid circles.

3 very rough, not very good outline sketches of heads

And then we jump right into adding the features. The hell? There are definitely other steps that need to happen here.

One of the not great rough outlines turned into a not half bad rough sketch of a grumpy bald guy


An egg?? I NEED AN EGG FOR THIS? No. (Actually, I will probably do this at some point, because it’s kind of genius.) Okay, wait – I think a big part of my problem is I’m not drawing my interior circles big enough.

Rough egg sketches

Okay – once we get into the front and side view parts of the lessons, lots of details about how to properly place them and draw them. It’s a LOT of info. I’m definitely going to be coming back to this class and trying more of these drawings.

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*”Skillshare is an online learning community with thousands of classes for creative and curious people, on topics including illustration, design, photography, video, freelancing, and more.” They’ve got classes in everything from art to baking to productivity to gardening to trumpet (I will not subject you to my efforts to relearn the trumpet). Classes range from 20m to a few hours, but even the longer ones are broken into bite-sized chunks. It’s pretty cool.

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This project is in no way endorsed, sponsored, or paid for by Skillshare (afaik, they don’t even know about it).

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