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    Help - head and face features

    My approach for art until this point was rather simplistic and cartoonish, in spite of aiming for something close to realism; and even though you get to a decent representation of the human figure this way it's not even close to something real. For this reason I have been carrying for some time basic mistakes that came from defining a face in the same angles and with the same eyes. There are plenty of subtleties and details you can't get down on the paper the way I draw.

    So I'm working to redefine all that, but I wanted to ask the people around here if they knew any books and approaches to this besides Loomis' and Bridgman's; and particularly one I found on this forums that covered the surface of the head in circles to render it (no idea, I can only remember the picture partially).

    Thanks in advance.

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    Quote Originally Posted by perpetualInsomnia View Post
    and particularly one I found on this forums that covered the surface of the head in circles to render it (no idea, I can only remember the picture partially).
    covered in circles? i dont know... sounds remotely like the reilly approach, which is employed and taught by nathan fowkes, j. watts, e.m. gist or ron lemen.

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    Doug Higgins Book link
    http://dhfa.net/reillyschool/
    And don't forget online instruction from Glen Orbik

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    Maybe these will help? It's a pack of 22 images of a scuplture showing the planes of the human head. http://www.mediafire.com/?6a4gu147t4lmc4f

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    ^*Hoping that's not a link to copyrighted material*^
    I say this due to the mediafire link.

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    OmenSpirits - it's zip file of photographs of different views of a head sculpture. It's for art ref, so I think it's probably got a CC license on it. I've seen other pictures of the same sculpture on Flickr and other sites. I mean no harm, just thought it might be helpful to the OP. Sorry if I'm wrong.

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    Nah, media fire is a site nortorious for use in obtaining bootleg material.

    "Everything must serve the idea. The means used to convey the idea should be the simplest and clear. Just what is required. No extra images. To me this is a universal principle of art. Saying as much as possible with a minimum of means."
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