This gorgeous gal is one of the 3 female head variations I’ve just finished drawing up for my upcoming course. She’s a beauty isn’t she?
In this lesson I really wanted to show you a couple different approaches to giving your lady heads a little more uniqueness, while at the same time still using the simple, 3 step building block structure to establish their placement, proportions and rotation.
The big take away from this lesson really is learning about how to shade and render different hair styles and colors though. Not only do we discuss how to shape the hair with free-flowing gesture and volume, we also cover how to depict the right tones and bring out the forms according to the light direction and color of the hair.
On top of that, I decided to choose three more unique facial expressions for each of the female head examples, just to keep things interesting.
As a side note, something strange that’s happened in the development of my own art throughout the creation of this course - is just how much my female heads have improved! As much as I try to maintain a consistency in quality, with every example I’ve demonstrated throughout these lessons, they just keep on getting better…
Could be through repetition… but something tells me the act of really sitting down, analysing and methodically demonstrating the construction of the female head and all its facial features is what has caused the altered refinement of my comic art gals of late.
Being real-time demonstrations where each step of the process is carefully explained, these lessons go for a number of hours. They’re designed for you to follow along with, at an easy-to-keep-up with pace – where ideally, by the end of the lesson you’ll see similar results to this in your own female head drawings.
This is something which I’m super excited to share with you because honestly, combined with the Virtual Comic Art Classroom, it’s the next best thing to being in a live class with me.
I hope you enjoy this quick sneak peak – let me know what you think of her. I certainly feel that the female heads I’ve been drawing up lately are packing a little bit more of a visual punch. And as far as consistency goes, more and more I’m coming to terms with the fact that it’s okay to improve and make progress… which inevitably happens after working on a course that’s taken months to put together. I guess it’s true what they say – we really do learn so much through teaching others.
More news to come soon on Chapter 1 of the Character Creator Course soon… Very close to getting “How To Draw Women: Female Heads” out there to you. Thank you for your patience.
Have an awesome weekend – and keep on CREATING! -Clayton