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Rhiannon's Mug Shot - 001
This section deals with sculpting heads and it's a
group effort. There's tutorials from your ClayMates as
well as stuff of mine there, but we didn't deal with
Here is my grand daughter's Mug Shot: Profile and full
face. We'll refer to her pictures with what comes
I have this book on drawing and there's some points on
drawing the heads of babies and children:
The book is titled
Drawing: The head and figure
by Jack Hamm
On page 36 he wrote this:
Drawing Children's Heads
Points to remember in drawing heads of children:
The face is smaller in proportion to the rest of the
Back of the head sticks out further and the neck is
Usually the ear is larger proportionately than the rest
The iris or colored part of the eye approaches adult
size and it its small setting is early fully exposed.
The eyes appear a little wider apart in very small
Whereas lashes appear longer, brows are much thinner.
Early nose is usually upturned, center septum is
flatter in babies.
Upper lip protrudes at first; mouth has more
indentation at corners
Chin is less prominent and recedes
Early cheeks are rounder.
Humans have big brains. Babies are born as helpless as
they are because if they stayed in the womb long
enough to walk when born, like foals or calves, the
human pelvic bone wouldn't be large enough to birth
The top of a baby's skull is not fused at birth, for
it needs to overlap over that big brain, in order to
make it down the birth canal.
soft spots (fontanels) is a video of the baby's skull and how it changes
by the time the baby is 2 years old. For in the first two years of life
the brain grows even more.
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