Learn how to determine key forms, proportions, and landmarks of the human face to create more accurate drawings. With a professional artist as your guide, you'll gain confidence in approaching complex facial features, conveying an array of expressions from various rotations.
Why study Human Head Anatomy Basics at CG Spectrum:
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Study the head and face both front-on and from an angle, and discover how to approach and execute each facial feature using methods commonly employed by entertainment industry artists. This workshop features 10+ hours of self-guided study content and two live, one-hour mentor-led sessions.
Although for beginners, this workshop does require you to have basic drawing skills. If you can confidently answer yes to the following questions, you most likely have basic drawing skills:
If you're concerned your drawing abilities are not up to scratch, consider taking the Drawing Basics workshop first; it's perfect for people with no prior experience.
For those choosing the digital option of this workshop: you will also need basic computer literacy and know how to navigate drawing software (see software & hardware requirements for more details).
It depends on which option of the workshop you take. See details below.
No software is required, but some basic hardware is necessary.
This option does require you to download and install a drawing software of your choice.
Several free trials are available to download, which will cover the duration of the workshop. These include Photoshop, Clip Studio, and Affinity Photo.
Some more details and download links:
Photoshop: 7-day free trial available download here
Clip Studio: 3-month free trial download here
Affinity Photo: 30-day free trial download here
Another cheap option is Procreate (iPad only) - $12.99 (USD) one-time fee download here
You will need a computer or stylus-based drawing device (such as a Wacom, Huion, XP Pen, or iPad) that meets the minimum requirements for the software you decide to use.
The workshop runs for 2 consecutive weeks, starting on your chosen intake date.
Before your mentor-led session, we advise you to go through your coursework and do the required exercises so you can ask relevant questions and your mentor can provide feedback on your work.
To really make the most of your workshop, we recommend you dedicate 10-20 hours per week (over two weeks) to cover your readings, tasks, live sessions, and practice.
The more time you commit to your studies, the better you'll get!
This largely depends on you and how much time and practice you dedicate to your craft!
Not everyone will be ready to take the leap to our more challenging courses straight after taking this workshop. If you feel you still have room for improvement, check out our Gesture Drawing 2-week workshops to continue building your drawing confidence and skills.
Near the end of your workshop, ask your mentor how they think you're going and what steps you need to take to be ready to take on more in-depth study.
For information on our more advanced courses, head to the Digital Painting Courses page on our website.
If you still have questions or are unsure about which workshop to take, we would love to chat with you. Click below to get in touch with our admissions team, and we'll get you on your way.GET IN TOUCH
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