I am an IT professional who sometimes feels 'suffocating' by technology and needs occasional escapes into another world
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..."