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Pimpy's TMNT heads tutorial by Pimpypants Pimpy's TMNT heads tutorial by Pimpypants
Heads. I draw them. Hopefully, so do you.

Someone asked for this. I've never made a tutorial before, and this one is too long. I can't imagine that this will help anyone, but here you go. HEADS. Mmmyup.

You should all feel awesome after seeing the crappy way I draw heads XD

Here are some other head tutorials by artists I admire that you should also look at:



SLEEP FOR ME!

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Lithiel Featured By Owner May 31, 2011
Out of all the TMNT-esk style tutorials I've looked through, this was ALWAYS one fot he most helpful for me when it comes to drawing the head & expressions. That soft realism and comic hybrid style you've created is absolutely perfect.
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Pimpypants Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Really? I'm glad! It's good to know this was useful to someone :)
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musable Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2010
woah! This is actually really good! And I looked at the thumbnails in your comments and its really awesome to me how different they all are!

i like yours because it's one i can follow...I want to try using different face shapes now for each turtle. Thank for the awesome tut!
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Pimpypants Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It's not very helpful because the character is lookin straight ahead, and people shouldn't draw like that, but it helps for planning a face, I think.

Then I usually do side and 3/4 views like this: [link]
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musable Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2010
i like those views too :D i try and just experiemnt with different angles....

i only did straight forward here because it's easier to see
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Pimpypants Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I try to do more dynamic angles, but I'll do those ones to figure out the way the face is supposed to look to start with.
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musable Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2010
i have started with the dynamic ones...i am really working on getting better because i feel really bad posting half-assed art now
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Pimpypants Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You were capable of doing much better work than you were posting for a while, and I'm glad to see that you're putting more effort in lately :)
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musable Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2010
my mind has been gnawing at my brain saying "YA CAN DO BETTA NOW DON'T POST THIS OR ELSE!!!"

I certainly hope i am getting better...i'm not posting as often and taking more time with stuff and it makes me feel awesome hearing you say that i'm getting better :hug:
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Pimpypants Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Well, you are! Working slower isn't exactly FUN, and there gets to be a point where art starts to be a lot of work before it becomes easier again, but for what it's worth, you've been doing pretty good stuff lately :)
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teesh-ee Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2010
XD WOW. This is cool :D

"Happy elf" Donnie made me laugh. And I'm probably needlessly repeating a bunch of people here but your old drawings aren't THAT bad. XD

Are the random off-to-the-side eyes just supposed to be different facial expressions, or are they the other turtles' eyes? The bottom ones particularly look like big Mike eyes.
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Pimpypants Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks! It's so funny - it takes no time to draw this but making a tutorial takes FOREVAR!

omgmy old drawings D: They are so embarrassing!

The random eyes are Raph, Rei, and Mike :) The big ones at the bottom are definitely Mike XD
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LunarLotis Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
I just found this in all of my DA mail X3 lol Good work on the tut :3
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Pimpypants Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Aww, thank you :)
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Jem0000000 Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2010
Cool.

I need to learn the lines thing. I use ref pics - lines are easier. But when I first started I didn't have a decent eraser, and the paper turned gray every time I erased the ref lines. :( So I never got into the habit of using them.

Putting the chin a fair bit outside them is a good idea. Most of the artists I've seen keep it closer to the circle, and it does kinda blend in then.
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Pimpypants Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I've seen some doing it a variety of different ways. A lot of my favorite artists don't even draw a chin at all. This is just how I do it :)
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Jem0000000 Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2010
I like it. :)
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Pimpypants Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks! :D
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Jem0000000 Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2010
You're welcome
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ninja-doodler Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2010   Digital Artist
tutorial here is giving me idears :D...*goes off to doodle random nonsense*
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Pimpypants Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yay! :D
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Raphaelsgirl Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2010  Student General Artist
Hey Great Job!
I like how you make yours very realistic! Not to mention handsome~ :heart:

My favorite thing about your turtles is the eyes! There always so shiny and life-like!
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Pimpypants Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you :D I tried to make the eyes okay, I still need work :) But it's good to always try harder :)
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kenyaseven Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2010
Great tut! This should help a lotta folks!
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Pimpypants Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks :3
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moonstone-cat Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2010
EEE! It's Donny! *molests his head*

Where you people find the patiente to make tutorials, I have no idea!

It was a nice read, really interesting! I usually use the circle for the FACE and not the actual head/skull like a lot of people do. I should try doing it like this for once, just for the hell of it!
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Pimpypants Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love your Donny, tho :3

I'd love to see how you do it sometime! This tutorial was fun, but it took a while. not as long as I thought, but still a lot longer than I would have liked.

I feel silly doing tutorials, tho, since I'm not that good :/
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Lunathesaiyajinn Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2010  Student Artist
Not bad at all. I think this will be a great help. You did an awesome job. :nod:
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Pimpypants Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you :)
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Lunathesaiyajinn Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2010  Student Artist
Anytime. ^_^
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evilsherbear Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love that you drew the turtles with nostrils when you were little :XD:

Also, its DON! :D
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Pimpypants Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yeah, that was my very first TMNT drawing. It's so ugly XD I had just watched the first five episodes of the old toon. They premiered on Channel 21 in Vegas around Feb or so in 1988 XD
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evilsherbear Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I think its little kid charmingly bad cute :XD: I'm surprised you still have them! My mom went on a cleaning spree when I hit high school and got rid of all my little kid drawings.
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Pimpypants Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
omg NOOO!! I kept all of mine. In a file O_O I put them up on the walls.

At once point I lived in the master bedroom, and two of my walls were covered from ceiling to floor in my TMNT drawings O_O
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evilsherbear Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
My mom is the borderline OCD cleaning type :XD: She never kept any of our stuff for very long.

Oh that sounds so cool! Cherish them!
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Pimpypants Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I wish my mom was like that, actually. My mom was the type who was like "Oh, now I have instant servants". I was taught how to do laundry at age 3 and have been washing dishes since I was 7, which is probably why I have such an aversion to cleaning right now XD
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evilsherbear Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Haha mine too! I was doing chores around the house when I was 8, and when I was 15 started cooking meals for the whole family :XD:
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Pimpypants Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
guh! OH PARENTS! XD
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bassboombottom Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2010
Very informative! :)

... Q_Q *can't draw* (lol)
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Pimpypants Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
hahaha, no worries!
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tsark Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2010
i will now forever think of him as Donnie: the happy elf

lol! this is awesome! the main reason i dont draw anymore is cos i cant work out stuff like this and books are too long to read, i am now officially inspired again! now all i need is a bag of sugar and i might produce something one day, shield your eyes people!!!
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Pimpypants Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yay! haha, Donnie the happy elf XD In my fanon, he is a gangly nerd, so his facial features kind of go along with it.

Draw, draaawww!
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tsark Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2010
nuuu dont make me! lol! maybe that'll be my first tmnt pic, donnie the happy elf meets troll man!
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Pimpypants Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
hahaha!
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KawaiiKittee88 Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2010
All your drawings were so bootiful back then! This is an awesome tutorial, sweetie!
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Pimpypants Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
omg no, they were SO AWFUL! XD

I hope this tutorial is informative :)
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KawaiiKittee88 Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2010
It was. xD
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Milykins Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very awesome tutorial, your drawings are so expressive and that is a definite area of weakness for me, expressions that are in my head and I can't put down on paper partly because my style still needs work, but I'm glad you've found your own unique way of drawing, ^^
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Pimpypants Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks :) It was weird doing this, I don't know if it will be helpful to anyone, really.
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Milykins Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I think it will, ^^
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