View Full Version : Drawing heads at an upward angle

07-01-2012, 07:01 PM
I'm kinda havin an issue drawing a head with someone looking upward, from front to 3/4 view. Not havin an issue drawing it from the side however. Can anyway give me some tips? It's kinda confusing.

07-01-2012, 07:14 PM

I have particular difficulty with this area as well :/ hopefully that tutorial should help you like it helped me :)

07-01-2012, 11:24 PM
Top of each eye is curved more and the bottom flattens out. A lot more of the bottom of the nose is seen. Bottom lip may look larger. This is due to perspective. Eyebrows, eyes, nose, and lips scrunch closer together due to foreshortening. Specific distances; the spaces in between, vary depending on the angle itself. Try drawing in the forehead "keystone" in perspective between the eyebrows and above the ridge of the nose for reference; straight ahead, it looks like:
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07-02-2012, 05:02 PM
Hmm, I see what you mean. Ok, I'll try it. (I wish I had a scanner so I could show you how I did.)

07-03-2012, 02:48 AM
Here, I compiled a bunch of photo refs for you. They go from 3/4 views, to profile views, to front views