The features of the head are often the most difficult to realistically portray.
There is no substitute for constant practice and careful observation.
Location of the
Horizontal and vertical lines locate facial features on the head. To place
features on a head, draw a vertical centerline and a horizontal centerline on
the head. The vertical centerline positions the nose and mouth. The
horizontal centerline locates the eyes and the top of the nose. Just above the
horizontal centerline, draw a line to locate the eyebrows and the top of the
ears. Draw another horizontal line midway between the horizontal centerline
and the chin to find the bottom of the nose and ears. Just below this, draw a
horizontal line to place the mouth.
Figure 3-46 shows the steps involved in placing facial features.
Figure 3-46.Guidlines for placing facial features on the
front (View A) and profile view (View B).
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