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Angles of the Head by kurisutin Angles of the Head by kurisutin
This might be useful to anyone, who like me, struggles with the angles of the head, and draws things in the 3/4 view always. :)

I hope someone finds this at least a little useful. :)

Check out some of my other reference pieces.
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Forestshifter Featured By Owner May 20, 2015  Student General Artist
This was very helpful. :)
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kurisutin Featured By Owner May 21, 2015  Professional General Artist
I'm glad you found it helpful. :)
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MMcintyre Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2015  Student General Artist
Yeah, this is an amazing guide. Thanks for the help!
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kurisutin Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2015  Professional General Artist
No Problem at all. Im glad you find it useful. :)
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AlwaysReadingGirl Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
So amazing, I've always had problems with that! So hepful~
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kurisutin Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2015  Professional General Artist
Angles are so tricky. Especially the noses and chin (When looking up). Thats what I have always had the biggest problems with xD
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AlwaysReadingGirl Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Exactly! The top left corner is exactly what I needed- it's so hard to draw it without references. I always have problems with ears- I know that when someone's looking up ears seem to be 'lower' than they are usual...but when I draw it it just looks so wrong! xD
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clumsydemonwithfire Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2014   General Artist
This is really helpful!!! Thank you so much for sharing!!! *is guilty of always drawing 3/4 view*
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kurisutin Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2014  Professional General Artist
Hahahaha, I think the reason 3/4 view is so appealing is because the facial structure is much more visible in that angle, and much easier to define. Its easier to define the brow ridge, the cheekbones, and the nose as well as the contour of the jaw. In front view its all so .... flat and chunky. ;( This is also people take selfies in 3/4 view. It is a much more pleasing angle to view. :)
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clumsydemonwithfire Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2014   General Artist
Very well put! I agree! Not to mention, with front view, there's more symmetry going on that can be really hard to draw as well. :)
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spuggey Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you! Really helpful! ^_^
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spuggey Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
fav.me/d86esxd My attempt! XD It is a first try...
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kurisutin Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2014  Professional General Artist
Oh goodness, Im so sorry i didnt see this earlier.  I think it was a good 1st attempt. And head up front view  ALWAYS looks weird to me. So dont feel bad :D
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LimeGreenBunny Featured By Owner May 31, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is so awesome! Probably the best head turn-around I have seen. A lot of the others I have been looking at have problems such as being vague on certain details (like the nose on a looking-up angle) or the character looks completely different at each angle. Your has none of these problems, everything is very clear. :)
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kurisutin Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2014  Professional General Artist
Glad I could help :)
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Cherry-Poe Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
I don't know how times people asked if they can use this and you got use to it by now, but this is out of courtesy. So, may I use this as reference, please? I mean... I am horrible at trying to draw a person's head in an angle whether they look up or down!
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kurisutin Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2013  Professional General Artist
Absolutely. Thats why its here. :)
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Cherry-Poe Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Thanks! :excited: revamp... again. 
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AntagonisticSpazz Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Very informative. Thank you!
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kurisutin Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2013  Professional General Artist
Glad it was helpful to you :)
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K9Assassin Featured By Owner May 22, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is so awesome!
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kurisutin Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2013  Professional General Artist
Haha Thanks. :)
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Irbisota Featured By Owner May 17, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks for doing this, it seems perfect :)
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kurisutin Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2013  Professional General Artist
Your welcome, I'm glad it can be useful to you.
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mariekehepkema Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
thanks for sharing! :D very useful :happybounce:
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vividmana Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2013
You are one of the first tutorials for head angles that shows longer ears. I draw a lot of fantasy and elves so this helps -a ton-! Thanks!
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kurisutin Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2013  Professional General Artist
Not a problem. :) Glad it helps.
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Kidashi Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This is unbelieveably helpful! very awesome.
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kurisutin Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2013  Professional General Artist
Glad you like it ;D.
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itznikki530 Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is great!
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kurisutin Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2013  Professional General Artist
Hope it helps! :)
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SummerLyonesse Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2013  Hobbyist Filmographer
This is just what I need! Thank you so much :D
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LonelyHoshi Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is great! Thank you for the hard work on your references!
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kurisutin Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2013  Professional General Artist
Not a problem. :)
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Ca-Twin Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
cool chart i mite refance this alot:)
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kurisutin Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thats what its there for. Please do.
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MPsai Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2013   Digital Artist
As someone who draws elf ears and finds the angles really awkward sometimes, thankyou for this!
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kurisutin Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2013  Professional General Artist
Yea Thats why I drew this, foreshortening ear can be awkward, but with this refence it shouldn't be had to adjust the foreshortening to length if you decide to have smaller of longer ears.
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wyldflowa Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
So helpful, thank you so much for making this. I always have trouble with the jaw/ear connection point so this is great reference for me :)
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kurisutin Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2013  Professional General Artist
Glad it could help :)
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Pupkim-Project Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2013
Very useful. Very, VERY useful. Thank you a lot!
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kurisutin Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2013  Professional General Artist
No Problem
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wunleebuxton Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Nice reference :) thanks for making, the back views look really good :).
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kurisutin Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2013  Professional General Artist
Glad it could help.
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VelkynKarma Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Nice reference piece. Angles can be tricky...especially if you only have yourself as a ref and need to draw the back of your head :)

~VelkynKarma
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kurisutin Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thanks, and I know what you mean. :P
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TenLongFingers Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
omg this is sooooo awesome and useful and incredible....and way better than that other map of head angles going around right now.

Thank you so much!! This looks like it was a ton of work, and you are awesome for making it!
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kurisutin Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2013  Professional General Artist
I'm glad you like it. I did see the other one going around that has like 3 times as many head poses as this, and I thought what a waste and how confusing. Its so unnecessary to have the same poses twice, just mirrored, and also camera angles from the top of the head. Though nice to see from a different camera angle, most people need a reference to start with a straight on camera angle.

I made this originally for myself, for practice, but then I thought, I'm sure there are a ton of people just like me who have a problem drawing faces at other than 3/4 view. ;P I like how it turned out. In a lot of the images you can see how the nose obscures the eye as the head tilts.

Sorry, I'm long winded. :)
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shadow-inferno Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Awesome, thanks for posting! :D
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kurisutin Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2013  Professional General Artist
Not a problem. I hope you find it useful. :)
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