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Figure Drawing: The Human Head

A course by ZURSOIF Miguel Bustos Gómez
Illustrator. Bogota, Colombia.
Joined April 2019
, Illustrator

Learn how to draw the skull, muscles, facial elements, and expressions without using a model

  • Best Seller Spanish with subtitles in English
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Figure Drawing: The Human Head

Learn how to draw the skull, muscles, facial elements, and expressions without using a model


Spanish with subtitles in English
  • 100% Positive reviews (136)
  • 4566 students
  • Online and at your own pace
  • Audio: Spanish
  • Level: Beginner
  • 29 Lessons (5h 41m)
  • Available from the app
  • Spanish, English, Portuguese, German, French, Italian
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The face is a fundamental element of human representation, capable of revealing different personalities and what is most intimate in each one of us. The artist Miguel Bustos Gómez, better known as Zursoif, teaches you different techniques to master the drawing of the human head and its elements, without using a model.

In this course, learn how to draw the skull from different points of view using measurements and anatomical structures. Starting with simple geometric figures, see how light and shadow work, then experiment with different skin, hair and bone textures. At the end of this course, you will be able to represent a face, with its multiple movements and expressions.

With Zursoif as your guide, you can also discover the basics of figure drawing with his other course: Figure Drawing for Beginners, to create a pose catalog of the human body, starting with lines and circles.

About this course

Course table of contents

  • U1
    U1. Introduction
  • U2
    U2. Head
  • U3
    U3. The cranium
  • U4
    U4. Head muscles
  • U5
    U5. The face
  • FP
    FP Final Project
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Miguel Bustos, also known as Zursoif, starts this course by presenting his professional experience in the world of illustration and figure drawing,. He also talks about his main influences and gives you a short summary of what you’re about to learn in the course..

In the second unit, see the importance of the human head and its different representations. Then, learn drawing techniques using geometric figures, learn about the use of light and shadow, and textures to include in your composition.

In the next step, delve deeper into skull, neck, and vertebrae drawing technique from different perspectives, learn their measurements and proportions. Zursoif explains how lighting interferes with texture and volume of the skull and what is the best way to represent it.

Next, time to work on the muscles! Place each one of them and learn how they work. See how they interfere in movement and understand the importance of knowing these characteristics while drawing different positions and facial expressions.

Finally, see how to represent the different elements of the face: eyes, nose, mouth, ears, and hair. Start drawing with different variations in proportions, lighting, or points of view, while Zursoif teaches you a series of gestures and movements to perfect your work.

What is this course's project?

Create a composition of the human head from different points of view, including its anatomical, muscular, and gestural elements seen throughout the course.

Projects by course students

Who is it for?

For any person who is interested in drawing the human head and deepening their knowledge in anatomy.

What you need

To do this course, you need a willingness to draw and some notions of geometry or how to draw straight lines and circles (although, for this, you can use specific materials).

In terms of materials, you need pencils, paper, erasers, tracing paper, rulers, a compass, disposable tissues or cotton.


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ZURSOIF Miguel Bustos Gómez

Miguel Bustos Gómez, better known as Zursoif, is a Colombian draftsman, illustrator, and professor with fifteen years of experience. He has been working as a teacher in Casatinta since 2012, conducting drawing, anatomy, and illustration workshops.

He has worked as an illustrator for different publishers such as Rey Naranjo -, Ediciones Vestigio, and Editorial Planeta.


Contents

  • U1

    Introduction

    • Presentation
    • Influences
    • What will we do in the course?
  • U2

    Head

    • The individual
    • Drawing techniques. Part 1
    • Drawing techniques. Part 2
    • Textures and surfaces
  • U3

    The cranium

    • The planes of the skull and neck. Part 1
    • The planes of the skull and neck. Part 2
    • The planes of the skull and neck. Part 3
    • The planes of the skull and neck. Part 4
    • The skull in 3 dimensions. Part 1
    • The skull in 3 dimensions. Part 2
    • The skull in 3 dimensions. Part 3
    • The skull in 3 dimensions. Part 4
    • Skull textures
  • U4

    Head muscles

    • Neck muscles
    • Muscles of the face. Part 1
    • Muscles of the face. Part 2
  • U5

    The face

    • Nose. Part 1
    • Nose. Part 2
    • Eyes Part 1
    • Eyes Part 2
    • Mouth
    • Ears
    • Capillaries
    • Application and composition with heads. Part 1
    • Application and composition with heads. Part 2
    • Application and composition with heads. Part 3
  • FP

    Final Project

    • Figure Drawing: The Human Head

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Figure Drawing: The Human Head. A Illustration course by ZURSOIF Miguel Bustos Gómez Best Seller

Figure Drawing: The Human Head

A course by ZURSOIF Miguel Bustos Gómez
Illustrator. Bogota, Colombia.
Joined April 2019
  • 100% Positive reviews (136)
  • 4566 students