How to draw the female head in profile

Today we are going through the female head in profile. 

You can check out how to draw a male head in profile here: http://panoskamoulakos.blogspot.gr/2013/04/how-to-draw-head-in-pfofile.html

Let’s start.
   
Step 1
Draw the circular type shape you see below. Again notice how the jaw and the jaw bone are affecting the lower part of the face.

Step 2
Right in the middle of the head draw a horizontal axis. This where the eye rests. 

Step 3
There isn’t a particular scaling method for placing the eye somewhere specific (contrary to drawing ‘en face’). Draw a triangular shape close to the vertical axis. Make the eyelash heavy.

Step 4
Draw the eye brow. Notice how the eyebrow on the right side goes inside the head forming a depth illusion. Draw it thin and curvy.

Step 5
Draw the axis from the beginning of the eye. This is where the nostril is. Cut the lower part of the face (from horizontal axis to jaw) in the middle. This where the nose exists.

Step 6
Draw the nose. Notice the curve starting from the eyebrow that goes in, then out and then back in again to complete the nose shape. 

Step 7
Draw a vertical axis from the middle of the eye. This where the mouth is.

Step 8
Draw the mouth. Notice how the curves shape the lips and the jaw.

Step 9
Draw the neck. The neck has a slanted angle; it is not vertical to the head.

Step 10
Now draw two horizontal axis around the end of the nose and the eyebrow.  
Between the axis draw the ear. 

Step 11
Draw the hair. Treat hair as a whole unified shape. 

It is Easter here in Athens so I will be taking a two weeks break. Therefore new post will be 19 May 2013.

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Panos.