Updated: May 1
The Loomis Method - 3/4 view
Draw a Circle
Draw an oval in the side of the circle. Imagine cutting off the side of the ball. This creates the side plane that is the side of the head.
The top and the bottom of the oval is 2/3 from the Middle.
The width of the oval depends on the rotation of the ball.
Cut the oval in 1/2. this line determines the direction the head is looking
Bring the center line around the ball. This represents the eyebrow line.
There’s a slight curve as the line wraps around the ball.
Wrap a line around the ball from the bottom of the oval. this represents the nose line.
wrap a line around the ball from the top of the oval. this represents the hair line.
To find the chin line divide the face into 3rds
section 1 is the hairline to the eyebrow line
Section 2 is the eyebrow line to the nose line
Section 3 is from the nose line to the chin line
Divide the oval in 1/2 to create the ear line
Draw a line from the circle to the chin line
Round off a small horizontal line for the chin
Then draw an angled line for the jaw from the chin to the ear line in the oval side plane
Draw a C curve from the chin to the center of the ear line.
Draw a vertical line dividing the front of the face in 1/2 with
And another horizontal line for the mouth line dividing the bottom 3rd of the face In 1/2.
You now have the basic structure for the 3/4 view to build off of.
We‘ll overlay the the Reilly Abstraction to find the rhythms of the face and further map out all the features.