The Artist's Complete Guide to Drawing the Head", but I freaked out when I saw the author using chiaroscuro to draw portraits. His drawings are very impressive, but I know I'll fail horribly if I even try that. For e.g: in the Kate Winslet photo, I can't quite make out the portions of light and dark. It's like, the entire face is all light with only a portion of the cheeks that's darker, and the bottom of the jaw area which is dark.
Trying to see light and shadows is even more challenging than trying to accurately judge curves.
I'll give it a try, though, and post my shit in the coming weeks. be warned, though, because you'll be looking at an ABSTRACT PAINTING. LOL
I'm now drawing by eye to try to train my eye. When school starts, if I'm not wrong, they teach construction for the human head, so maybe then, I could ask the teacher more about the human head etc. Loomis is truly beyond my intellect.
After drawing faces from photos, I come to realize that the hardest part is not so much of the features, but the structure and shape of the face, especially the area from the cheekbones to the bottom jaw where the curves are just crazy.
See you all; take care!