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Step 8: What happened to our bowling ball and pin?

At this point you can get rid of all that remains of our bowling ball. You're done with the sports imagery and you should now have a 3/4 profile of a bald human-ish head. I say "human-ish" because manga characters aren't typically the model of perfection when it comes to the human anatomy. So, if you're looking at your image and it looks kind of freakish ... don't panic. This is normal and I doubt that you could make many mistakes up to this point.

If for some reason you don't agree with me, it would be perfectly acceptable to throw your image away (eh ... I mean "throw it in the recycling bin") and restart over at step 2. Practice until you've come to a point where you think it sort of looks like a head. Then you can confidently continue onto the next steps where we'll be adding some human-ish features to our human-ish head.
This is really funny and quite helpful! Very nice use of shapes, indeed.
awesome work <br>
This is a great instructable! Mine turned out fantastic with no previous manga drawing skills! XD
I&nbsp;like it, good job!<br />
The character looks more like a fake anime character like Kappa Mikey (Nickalodian) than something you would actually see in an anime.<br />
Here's what I ended up with. Hardly professional but at least I enjoyed making it ;)
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wow i cant wait to start drawing! this is gr8!
I liked how you got into the shape of the head. Very clever! I will certainly favorite this.
this is a really great Instructable :D.. I likes I likes!! look at what my character turned out to be...WAHAHAHAHAHAHAAA!!! It was great fun making it...
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Great job! I'm glad that you had fun doing this. Now go the extra mile and give him a body. :)
you are very talented.. i loved drawing the "pin head" lol sorry i don't have a scanner. or i would post it....... ~PLUR
take a picture of it. it might not be as clear but at least you would have an idea of how it looks.
Cool. I like that character, and the instructable. This is cool. Faved, five stars.
LoL on the part about manga hair. Too true, too true. Good ideas, this concept works really well in sculpture too!
Where did the bowling template come from - bowling, a dream? I'd love to know how you made this connection because it seems so unique and right. L
From the 3/4 view, the profile of the face just looks like a bowling pin to me. Which reinforced my point of drawing shapes rather than the lines. The bowling ball was really just icing on the cake. It could have easily been just a plain old circle, but where is the fun in that?
Welcome to instructables! That is a pretty neat concept of using object to draw stuff.
lol "Furries".... You have talent, like lots, thank ya for sharing man.
This is the first time I've witnessed the bowling ball and pin to head. Thanks for sharing. I'll see if I can put some of these tricks into my art class.

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