Human Head Anatomy Basics

Learn how to accurately draw the human head with guidance from a professional artist

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Draw the human face with a high degree of realism and accuracy

Build a solid understanding of human head anatomy in our expert-led two-week online workshop

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:

  • Lessons are crafted by an award-winning artist
  • Traditional and digital drawing options available
  • Learn techniques used in the industry
  • Gain 30 days access to an online community channel on Slack where you can network, troubleshoot, and collaborate with your workshop mentor and peers!

Our workshops fill up fast—register now to secure your place! 


Study duration

2 weeks

Skill level



Basic drawing skills




Drawing software optional

Workshop dates

3 June, 2024
1 July, 2024

Why study with us

Learn foundational drawing skills and techniques from award-winning mentors

Whether you're a beginner looking to build foundational art skills, a hobbyist wanting to harness your creative side, or an artist exploring different career paths, our expert-led workshops help equip you with essential and industry-relevant skills
Learn the Fundamentals

Build a solid foundation from which you can expand your skills and knowledge

Industry Mentors

Learn from experts who have worked at major film, game, and publishing studios

Completely Online

An online format provides modern flexibility for innovative learning

Credit Cards Accepted

Quick, secure payment option allows for easy registration


What you'll learn

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. 

Learning Outcomes

  • Understand diversity in facial features for illustration
  • Create foundational face drawings with an understanding of realistic proportions
  • Incorporate the study of human anatomy in detailed facial feature drawings
  • Use anatomical landmarks to easily navigate forms
  • Create a range of detailed face illustrations
Next available workshops:

Start: 3 June, 2024

Your two-week workshop includes a one-hour live session with your mentor each week on:

  • Friday, 14 June at 3:30pm PDT | 6:30pm EDT | 11:30pm BST
  • Friday, 21 June at 3:30pm PDT | 6:30pm EDT | 11:30pm BST
Start: 1 JULY, 2024

Your two-week workshop includes a one-hour live session with your mentor each week on:

  • Friday, 12 July at 3:30pm PDT | 6:30pm EDT | 11:30pm BST
  • Friday, 19 July at 3:30pm PDT | 6:30pm EDT | 11:30pm BST

$350 USD


Have questions? We've got answers.

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:

  • Are you acquainted with either traditional or digital art tools (holding/using them)?
  • Can you draw lines with fluidity and confidence?
  • Can you visualize simple shapes in three dimensions?

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.

Traditional Option:

No software is required, but some basic hardware is necessary.

  • Pencil (HB or Softer)
  • Plentiful sheets of smooth, white copy paper (8.5”x11”, loose or wire-bound).

Digital Option:

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:

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.

It includes:

  • 10+ hours of asynchronous content which you will need to work on in your own time
  • 2 hours of live instruction (1 hour per week) set at a specified time each week

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.