Sunday, October 24, 2010

Eyes. Part 1.

Asaro explains the structure of the eye in his book "Planes of the head":

My analysis on real faces with 3 types of lids (not slanting, slanting up, slanting down):

Asaro: interlocking contour lines and planes. Part 2

Monday, October 18, 2010

Asaro: interlocking contour lines and planes. Part 1

P.S. in the lower drawing the chin is off the center. Did not see it until now :-)

I saw similar approach in Nathan Fowkes drawings, take a look here.

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Basic planes of the head

"..The planes of the head should be memorized, for through them we have a foundation for rendering the head in light and shadow..." (A.Loomis)

Working on these magazine photos I was surprised to see how smooth were faces. Almost no visible planes. Loomis actually writes about it:

"...If you have softened the edge so much as to have lost the plane, the drawing is bound to take a smooth, photographic look. For this reason, planes have to be established when you are drawing from a photograph, since they are not apparent..."

Monday, October 04, 2010

Human skull

Andrew Loomis suggests to study human skull to learn the bone structure.

Sunday, October 03, 2010

Head construction with features

Now I am practicing putting face features on a "ball". If your ellipses are at the right places adding features is easy.