Structural Skull Drawing

dates: 10 / 05 / 2022 - 11 / 02 / 2022

Having a better understanding of skulls will improve one’s head drawing abilities.

In this class, you will learn:​

  • Big shape of the head
  • Skull anatomy
  • Bony landmarks
  • How Loomis and Reilly relate to the skull
  • Shape, value, and edge


The underlying structure of the human head is created by the skull. An examination of the skull without being obscured by the facial features and the neck can be extremely beneficial to one’s understanding of the human head. This will help students develop their understanding of the big, overall shape of the head and how it looks from various angles. Drawing the big shape of the head is the critical first step to a successful head drawing and one that is often underestimated. We will be talking about a lot more than just the big shape of the head but this concept will be stressed throughout the class. Each week will build on the one before it. Topics include: anatomy, gesture, structure, shadow mapping (shape, value, and edge) and more. This class is open to all students and recommended for beginning and intermediate level students. Week 1 = Anatomy of the skull, Week 2-3 = Structure of the skull from various angles, Week 4 = Shadow mapped skulls, Week 5 = Rendered skull.

Class Info

Student Work Submission Deadline:

Each week Gold level students must upload their drawings within 5 days of the demo being released to be included in the critique video. For example, if a demo is released on 4/19 at 12am PT then the submission deadline is 4/23 at 11:59pm PT.


Refund Policy:

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