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    Quick little sketch

    Original: http://lovecastle.org/draw/f_head/40...hotography.jpg



    I apolgize for the quality - I still am fighting the good fight against my scanner. If it decides to work, I'll upload a better quality version.

    All critique is apprecated.

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    I don't think you're quite ready to be drawing such complex subjects yet.

    Here are some quality books to get you started: click here.

    Books I'd recommend: "Successful Drawing" and "Figure Drawing for all it's Worth" by Andrew Loomis.

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    As an overall suggestion, you might not want to put such defined marks down so early in the drawing process. You really should put in slight indications of where the landmarks (nose, eyes, mouth) are to be placed, because if they are placed wrong, and inevitably, they are, they can be easily fixed. With such detailed and dark marks made so early, it'll be tougher to erase and correct them.
    One way is to print out the image you are working from, and make your drawing the exact same size. That way you can line up the landmarks more accurately.
    Stop drawing and look at your drawing and the image side by side often, as you work. Compare them critically and really observe the differences between the two. Turning them upside down might work for you. That way you are just focusing on shapes, rather than a head...That lets you drop preconceived ideas about what you think somehing should look like, and makes you focus on what it really looks like.
    The whole shape of her head is quite different from the photo to the drawing.
    You don't want to cut off the top of her head, either. That's a compositional error. We've all don it at one time or another. Get the whole image on the page.
    Hope that helps...
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    Learn the structure and planes of the head, don't just rush in straight to contour. Like Lhune mentioned, Loomis is a good starting place for this.
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