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..."

1 comment:

Johnnyburn said...

Good idea! I need to get some magazines.