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Lesson 8, Chap 3 - Head Planes

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Light and Shadow planes of the Head

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Figure Anatomy for the Artist taught by Roberto Osti

Conquer the complexities of figure drawing with the indispensable system of line, shape and form used by da Vinci, Raphael and Michelangelo!

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Category Drawing
Type Drawing
Subject Figure
Material Pastel
Style Realist
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Share a little about the materials, processes and techniques used to create this piece. Recycled a piece of cardboard from the back of some drawing paper and used white chalk pencil with black and sienna charcoal pencil and some touches of graphite pencil.

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Is the piece for sale? No

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Learned so much from this and really need to repeat it several times. Really have enjoyed the classes, Roberto. Thanks so much. Still have a few more of the exercises to finish.

06/04/2014 Flag

Hi Margo, thank yo for the compliments! Try this exercise: draw the schematic head like the one above, with very faint lines then draw over it the features of a person from life or from a photo, this will help you to see if your schematic drawing is correct and to better memorize the basic proportion of the face.

06/20/2014 Flag

Roberto, thank you so much. That is a great suggestion. I will give that a try.

06/20/2014 Flag

Roberto, I tried out your suggestion and entered the finished project in Craftsy's My Selfie contest. Also posted the first six stages here on Craftsy under Selfie in Stages. Had a great time doing it. Now I need to get more practice in judging the width to height ratio when looking at a face.

07/01/2014 Flag