Facial Features, Continued
Viewing the head in profile further defines facial features. Some features of
the head appear to indent or protrude.
In a side view, the ears are just back
of the vertical centerline, the eyes are slightly indented, the nose projects,
and the brow, mouth, and chin protrude from the basic egg-shaped skull.
The bases of the nose, cheekbones, earlobes, and skull lie on a line across the
head. For correct placement of features in a view of the head from different
angles, use the technique of drawing through. As the vertical and horizontal
guidelines rotate with the head, draw them as ellipses to retain the correct
relationship of the features and the solid roundness of the head.
Figure 3-47 shows the head from different angles and the effect on the facial
Figure 3-47.The effect of turning the head to different
angles on the placement of facial features.
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