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Dynamic Figure Drawing: The Head

with David Finch

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In this DVD, David Finch reveals his step-by-step process for drawing the human head. He starts with a basic head shape and demonstrates the structural breakdown from multiple angles. He then focuses on the various features including eyes, noses, lips, ears, necks and hair. He discusses important landmarks, features and proportions. David brings it all together to draw a series of completed heads, from basic male and female heads to heroic examples. Lastly, he covers lighting on a simplified head shape to help you understand the rules governing placement of dark and light shapes. He includes a wide range of tips and tricks for making your faces, heads and hair more life-like and convincing without the need to rely upon reference material. Instructor for this title: David Finch

  • Drawing Without Reference Material
  • Drawing Eyes, Noses, Ears and Mouths
  • Drawing the Neck and Hair
  • Drawing from Multiple Angles
  • Male and Female Differences
  • Adjusting Proportions for Characters
  • Light and Shadow
  1. Introduction/Drawing the Basic Head Shape
  2. Drawing the Basic Female Head Shape
  3. Drawing the Eyes
  4. Drawing the Nose
  5. Drawing the Mouth and Jaw
  6. Drawing Ears
  7. Differences Between Male and Female Mouths
  8. Drawing the Neck
  9. Drawing Hair
  10. Putting It All Together Part 1 - The Basic Male Head
  11. Putting It All Together Part 2 - Adjusting Proportions
  12. Putting It All Together Part 3 - Female and Young Faces
  13. Drawing Two Heroic Heads and a Visual Review
  14. Understanding Simple Lighting on the Human Head
  • Product Code: DFI02
  • ISBN: 1-59762-818-2
  • UPC: 805366017460
  • Duration: 136 minutes
  • Formats: DVD-VIDEO

DVD-Video Information:

  • NTSC
  • All Regions
  • Widescreen

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  • Microsoft® Windows® XP Professional
  • Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional
  • Apple® Mac® OS X 10.2


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David Finch

Comic Book Illustrator

David Finch began his comic book career at the age of 22 at Top Cow Productions, part of Image Comics. There he created Ascension and Aphrodite IX, both of which were top sellers in the business, with Aphrodite IX debuting as the number one comic book in the industry. In 2001 he made the move to Marvel comics where his catalog of work included Call of Duty, Ultimate X-Men, Avengers Disassembled and The New Avengers. His run on Moon Knight skyrocketed this title into the main Marvel universe and landed him a top-five book which sold more than five times the title's previous release. David then turned his attention to working with Lost, Heroes and Smallville executive producer, Jeph Loeb, on Marvel’s smash hit Ultimatum. 2010 saw another major change in David’s career as his made the transition from Marvel Comics to DC Comics and the Warner Brothers banner. His artwork will be featured on the covers for the upcoming follow up to Darkest Night, entitled Brightest Day. In addition to his comic career, David has also worked in video games, music and film.