Hey guys, does anyone know of any good books on facial anatomy? I'm interested in getting an understanding of how the muscles work and what forms are created, racial differences and character design - how proportions and forms affect perceived character. Also, does anyone know of a good resource for portrait photographs lit preferably with a strong key light so they have more shadow patterns? I'm looking for some portraits with good shadow shapes to practice from. Thank you very much!
Hey, so there are a lot of different portrait photos on DA. I've done a quick search for you and picked a few different galleries out that might suit what you need:
http://lonelypierot.deviantart.com/gallery/ There are a lot of portrait photos with strong shadow on there, I would strongly suggest having a look through their gallery.
http://senju-hime.deviantart.com/gallery/ Some really great shots here, great lighting.
http://charleshildreth.deviantart.com/gallery/ Again, some really great lighting.
http://nicksachos.deviantart.com/gallery/38557225 A bit of a random galley, but some good shots never-the-less
http://xkimjoanne.deviantart.com/gallery/23379059 So maybe not all of the type that you're looking for, but there are a few good portrait photos.
http://yellow-stock.deviantart.com/gallery/ If you have a look through there you might find some good photos (You might have to pick through some full body ones though).
And some individual photos I thought you might find interesting:
Okay, you're probably sick of these now and that's as much as I can be bothered to put... I hope I helped you out anyway, and it's difficult to find many photos of guys, if that's more what you are looking for.
In regards to facial anatomy and stuff like that, all I can suggest is:
Andrew Loomis- Drawing the Head and Hands
Giovanni Civardi- Drawing Portraits, Faces and Figures
Both of these can be found on http://www.scribd.com/ where you can download them for free as a PDF. Anyway, there you go, I'm all out XD
whoooooa.... Thank you so very much for taking the time to collect all these, I wish I could give more than 1 thanks per post... thank you. I've gotten the books and I think when I start doing colour I'll definitely be using the portraits for reference, there are some amazing shots there. Thank you again
Goldfinger's Human Anatomy for Artists is good for the details of the facial muscles:
Faigin's The Artist's Complete Guide to Facial Expression is a little more simplified, but a good introduction:
I also have a few links on facial anatomy here: