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The Head Guide Study by Jotaku The Head Guide Study by Jotaku
Edit: I would like to say that I am in no way perfect, that I still make mistakes, and am still growing!
With a lot of manga/anime you see the mouth halfway between the nose and chin. Now, this is sort of true, but sorta not; it's actually halfway between the nosetip and chin. The more common measurement (and kinda easier) is that the mouth is 1/3rd of the way down between the bottom of the nose and chin.

Too lazy to edit the image. >w<

I was drawing with a friend on openCanvas, trying to give tips and techniques onto the measurements on heads and how things relate to each other and stuff like that.
As I was doing it, I found myself figuring out some interesting things myself.
I decided to do a head study/tutorial to try and help people draw heads better.

Please note that I am entirely unprofessional and these are just things I have learned through years of drawing, tips from others, and art classes. My techniques and such may not be entirely correct, but they are things I have noticed and am pointing out.

If you have any questions or can't read my handwriting, let me know and I will try to answer and explain anything you need.

I hope this is a little helpful.
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S7alker117 Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
This is truly cool!

Thank you for sharing. I'm trying to learn how to draw anime-ish style for a future project, but I realize I need to learn an aweful lot still. These things really help a lot. :)
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BlackStar2661 Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2013  Student General Artist
Thanks. I need to brush up on head angles.
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MADAMEHARDY Featured By Owner May 10, 2013
excellent is very helpful. want to storyboard for my novel and need to get all the help.
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StoryTeller288 Featured By Owner May 5, 2013
This will definitely help me out with faces, thanks alot :D
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xxSoldierSiplexx Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Danke, this helps a ton
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Starlillydust Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
:D This helped a lot... I was never able to draw proportions and stuff when it came to manga. Arigato!
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katielynn099 Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ha~! Thanks~ I need more practice with head angles xD
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JustACosplayer Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you for this!
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Mi-rai Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2012
Thank you!-whenever I draw the head to any of my drawings it always turns out looking weird, this really helps
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Crazy-Switch Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2012   Writer
Very helpful! Thx :3
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