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Last edited by Leonor; March 4th, 2014 at 03:51 AM.
arehaus: You're right, I haven't memorized the skull adequately. I'll work on that and repost soon.
dpaint: I'm glad you linked to that video because it shows what my problem is.
You see loomi, the styrofoam guy, with the sides of his spherical head cut off vertically? What planes are those meant to be? The plane where the ears are? The temples? The planes where the outer edges of the brows end? They're not the same, yet he aligns the top of the ear with the brow edge like they were in the same vertical plane. How does that work? If you imagine a plane going through the edge of the brow and the ear it would be a slanted plane inwards towards the nose.
I am not sure why anyone would take them for granted and try to continue using them past the first five lines you doodle to roughly place the future drawing of the page!
But that's the issue, the method doesn't even work as "the five first lines". This scheme is not a proper foundation to draw realistic heads. Loomis made it up to entertain beginners and help them visualize stuff in 3D or whatever, but once he places features, they're in a different structure than what he's teaching.