I know I’m one of those people who always hated those “How to draw” books as a kid. I could never follow along with making a bunch of circles and then erasing everything. Just show me how to draw the final thing without all the stuff in between and without an eraser. And I couldn’t get into the whole planes thing for faces. I’m sure it has its uses, I just don’t want to spend the time. I like things as quick and simple as I am…lol.
So, here’s my little method for creating a base head. It’s not a perfect head, just something to generate quickly to start the next steps. Usually, since it’s fast enough, I create one for almost every sculpt rather than using a pre made one. So for me, this can be as fast as a few minutes (minus the ears which is only 1-2 minutes more for their base). Figured you never know, just might help someone else who isn’t a fan of the other methods either.
Starting with the sphere, I’ll turn the view to the left side an pull out the lower left and side down and left to a rough 45 deg.
Now I can pull the upper left hand side towards the front as well
With the side profile done, switch to the front view and pull in the sides.
For this base I also turned it back to the side and added in a small indication for the chin.
Now to start with the features of the face. At this point I also turned on dynamic topology with subdivide and just left the rest at the standard settings. Finding an approximate halfway point, and using the clay brush, I started with a line and then two little circles. With the head said to be 5 eyes wide and having one eye width between the eyes. This, as well as every other step doesn’t need to be exact. Everyone’s head is different as well as the measurements. Besides, everything can still be tweaked later.
I dug them in a little deeper. Next, turned it to the side to pull the outer sides of the orbital sockets towards the back slightly as well as pulling in the upper portion of the bridge of the nose flatter with the forehead.
Sometimes I’ll also dig a bit on the side of the nose at a slight curve into the outer mouth. I’ll be filling it back in later.
Not sure how many images it will allow for each post, so I’m going to continue this on the next one.