Planes and Rhythms of the Head


This lesson contains 3 videos on the planes and rhythms with actionable practice templates. See free video offer below.

In the first lesson you will discover:

• a brief history of the the planes and rhythms of the head

• the power the planes and rhythms and how leveraging them helps you simplify the complexity of the human face

• how it helped me more quickly create hundreds of character designs for the Godfather game and many other game related projects

In the second video:

• I do a quick recap on value along with the concept of squinting and comparing to simplify what you see in front of you

• then we get our hands dirty as I show you how to practice the planes and rhythms as I talk you through the whole process from start to finish

• Finally, I analyze some Andrew Loomis head drawings and uncover how he uses the planes and rhythms to make his drawings look solid and believable

In the third video:

• I show you how to easily use these 2 ideas to come up with believable lighting on the fly increasing your creative potential


***Actionable practice templates are included with exercises design to help you make measurable progress

GO here to watch a FREE video tutorial on blocking in the rhythms in front, side and 3/4 views:  Please like and subscribe to support me :)

Length: approximately 30 minutes

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Release Notes

Just added new resources!

• two files to help you practice the planes from front and side view in just a few steps. This really helps my students master this.

• handy planes and rhythms chart from Fred Fixler showing multiple views that you can refer to in your studies

• on my Youtube channel watch me demo the Reilly Rhythms in font, side and 3/4 views here:

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Files (6)
Planes_Rhythms_1_practice 1
mp4 /
150 MB
Planes_Rhythms_2_Practice 2
mp4 /
1.2 GB
Planes_Rhythms_3_Light and Shadow
mp4 /
130 MB
Planes and Rhythms of Head
pdf /
1.6 MB
Head Drawing Guide Side Planes
pdf /
1.5 MB
Head Drawing Guide Front Planes
pdf /
2.7 MB