David Finch reveals his step-by-step process for drawing the human head. He starts with a basic head shape and demonstrates the structural breakdown from multiple angles. He then focuses on the various features including eyes, noses, lips, ears, necks and hair. He discusses important landmarks, features and proportions. David brings it all together to draw a series of completed heads, from basic male and female heads to heroic examples. Lastly, he covers lighting on a simplified head shape to help you understand the rules governing placement of dark and light shapes. He includes a wide range of tips and tricks for making your faces, heads and hair more life-like and convincing without the need to rely upon reference material.

TOPICS:
Drawing Without Reference Material
Drawing Eyes, Noses, Ears and Mouths
Drawing the Neck and Hair
Drawing from Multiple Angles
Male and Female Differences
Adjusting Proportions for Characters
Light and Shadow

CHAPTERS:
Introduction/Drawing the Basic Head Shape
Drawing the Basic Female Head Shape
Drawing the Eyes
Drawing the Nose
Drawing the Mouth and Jaw
Drawing Ears
Differences Between Male and Female Mouths
Drawing the Neck
Drawing Hair
Putting It All Together Part 1 – The Basic Male Head
Putting It All Together Part 2 – Adjusting Proportions
Putting It All Together Part 3 – Female and Young Faces
Drawing Two Heroic Heads and a Visual Review
Understanding Simple Lighting on the Human Head