We'll draw this profile
you've drawn your profile lips (from the previous page),
keep going with the contour line you're doing and draw
in the curve of the chin and continue the line to draw
the jaw line. Most likely, an imaginary line from the
base of the nose to the bottom of the chin will be
angled. not a straight vertical. Do you see that in your
profile so far?
from here, let's go up to the forehead. Measure again
from the eye line you drew to the completed chin curve.
Remember that the distance from the eye to the chin is
the same as the distance from the eye to the top of the
head. You better verify that by making that measurement
on your subject. So, measure on your drawing, from the
eye line to the bottom of the chin and carry that
measurement to the eye line and make a small mark where
the top of the head will be.
at the nose and draw a contour of the forehead that ends
at the dot you made. When drawing the line remember to
follow the contour of your subject's forehead. Draw the
slight bulge right above the nose that is the brow.
a simple eye drawing
draw the eye and the eyebrow. Measure to see how far
back from the bridge of the nose the eye is set, and
make a tiny mark where the eyeball will be. The eye can
be broken down into three simple lines: The upper lid,
the eyeball, and the lower lid. Can you see the three
lines on your subject? Draw this simple shape the way
you see it on your subject and add in the pupil. The
eyebrow will be a dark shape above the eye. I suggest
drawing the contour of the eyebrow, then filling it in.
We're going to go into more detail about the eye in a
for the ear. Take your pencil and measure again from the
eye to the bottom of the chin. Turn that measurement 90
degrees counter clockwise, hold that measurement on the
horizontal eye line, and at the back of the eye you just
drew, the top middle of the ear will probably land at
the other end of the measurement. Measure this on your
subject to verify it. The bottom of the ear will fall
somewhere between the nose and mouth, if you drew
another horizontal line from the bottom of the ear over
to the face you have so far. Draw the "C" contour that
is the ear.