Face turned

As the head turns, the C/F line of the face turns with it and the outline of the face and the features no longer appear symmetrical (Fig. 6.4 and 6.5). The far cheekbone becomes more defined, and the features that are further away look slightly smaller than those closer. To help you understand this perspective study your own face in the mirror.

^ drawing the face: turned or 3/4 perspective

Draw the turned view of the face following the instructions below and the point-by-point example opposite (Fig 6.6).

a. Head and guidelines: Draw an egg shaped head and the guidelines as before (Fig 6.3a).

b. Head turned: Redraw the head as it rotates and turns to a 3/4 perspective; the chin (pointed end of the egg shape), will move to one side of the C/F.

d. Eyes (eyelids and eyeballs): Draw the eyes - the eye furthest away is smaller in width than the one nearest to you. There is approximately a 3/4 eye width between them to allow for the nose, and a small space between the furthest eye and the far side of the face.

e. Eyebrows and lashes: Eyebrows - draw the brows lightly as curved lines above the top of each eye, the furthest brow is drawn shorter. Eyelashes - draw a thicker line along the top edge of the eye extending at the outer edges.

f. Mouth: The lips are drawn shorter on the far side as they disappear from view.

g. Nose: Draw a line indicating the length and shape of the nose on the far side of the C/F and on the nearest side draw a small curved shape for the nostril.

h. Face shape, neck and ears: Face - on the furthest side, reshape from the eyebrow to the eye and out to the prominent cheekbone curving down towards the mouth and chin; continue up to the jaw bone; extend the back of the head. Neck - draw slim and elegant. Ears - draw the ear between the eye and mouth guidelines.

i. Redraw and hairstyle: Overlay with semi transparent paper and retrace the complete face, leaving out the guidelines, but adding the hairstyle.

Figure 6.5: Face Turned 3/4 Perspective

As the model turns her face to a 3/4 perspective her features continue to change shape and are no longer symmetrical; her chin is now more prominent

Figure 6.4: Face Turned

As the model begins to turn her face her features change shape and are no longer symmetrical; notice her jawbone and cheekbone become more prominent

Facial PerspectiveTemplate Face Features Eyes Mouth NoseView Faces

Figure 6.6:

Face: Turned or 3/4 perspective view - showing point-by-point development

Figure 6.6:

Face: Turned or 3/4 perspective view - showing point-by-point development

Profile View Face

Figure 6.7: Profile

As the model turns her face to a profile view so her features change; only one ear and eye can be seen; the forehead, nose, chin and jawbone become more prominent

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