A frontal view of the head is not all that difficult to draw. But, as the head twists and turns, the perspective changing, the drawing becomes more challenging. Questions such as, how much of the far cheek remains as the face turns away from us, become a quandry. I have found that the only way to familiarize myself with facial perspective is by constant observation and practice. In this post, I have drawn a variety of head positions to use as practice and study. The first image shows mainly the front part of the head, while the second image shows views of the back side of the head. Take not of how much the outside of both nostrils show when the head moves past the 3/4 view. Also note how the inside of the nostrils and columella show as the head tilts up as opposed to when the head tilts down. Notice that all of these non face-on angles only show one ear. If the head is faced up, the under side of the eyes form upside down ‘U’ shapes, as opposed to when the head is down; then you can see all of the bottom of the eye, but the top is slightly altered by the brow line. The upper lip is only a line when the head is down and should become more fleshy as the head goes up (not shown well on these diagrams.
On a personal note, my blog entries may be a bit sporadic for a little while as I have recently bought a house and I have the packing and moving to contend with, plus the sale of my old home, going on the market January 1.