Facial Proportion The distance between the top of the head to the center of the eyes is ½ of the heads height. The distance between the center of the eyes and the tip of the nose is ½ of the lower half of the face. The remaining half is the distance between the tip of the nose and the chin. This same distance happens to be the distance between the brow (ridge above the eyes) to the typical hairline.
The mouth is centered halfway between the bottom of the nose and the bottom of the chin.
The top of the eyebrows are about one eye height above the center line that the eyes rest on.
The ears are located with the top level with the brow, and the bottom level with the bottom of the nose.
Draw a face Begin by drawing an egg shape with the point facing down. Next, divide the face in half vertically and horizontally.
Draw the eyes on the horizontal line you drew to divide the face in half. Remember that the head is approximately 5 eyes wide here. Make a mark halfway between the eye line and the bottom of the chin. This is the bottom of the nose. Make another mark halfway between the bottom of the nose and the bottom of the chin. This is the center of the mouth.
Draw lines vertically down from the inside corners of the eyes. These lines will define the outside of the nostrils. Draw vertical lines down from the center of the eyes. This will define the width of the mouth.
The top of the eyebrows are about one eye height above the center line the eyes are drawn on. The width of the eyebrows can be defined by drawing a vertical line up from the inside corner of the eyes. The brows will begin here. To get the outside dimension of the eyebrow, draw diagonal lines from the tip of the nose through the outside corners of the eyes. The eyebrows stop here. The ears begin at the top of the eyebrow and end at the tip of the nose.
Now draw the hairline. It is about halfway between the center line the eyes are drawn on and the top of the head. Last is the neck. The neck is about ¾ the width of the head. In 9 steps you drew a proportional human head!
Expressions of Human Emotion
Shape of mouth
Creases and lines around the mouth and nose
Face is elongated because mouth is open
Eyes are squinty
Eyebrows are raised
Eyebrows are arched, slanting down toward bridge of nose
Eyes are open
Teeth are clenched
Top lip is raised
Bottom lip is curled outward
Nostrils are flared
Gentle smile- lips curve upward to small downturn or depression at ends of mouth
Face is relaxed- minimum amount of creases and depressions
Skin below jaw is bunching
Face is elongated
Weak smile with downturned corners
Nostrils slightly flared
How can your environment affect you ? How would you feel if you lived here? Would your facial expression reflect the way you feel?
How do you think this woman feels?Why?
Could you find joy working in an environment like this?