Sunday, May 20, 2018

Visualizing the Head in 3 dimensions

Visualizing the Head in 3 dimensions

This is a compendium to my Drawing the Head Workshop which was held at the Woodstock School of Art on May 8th and 9th 2018. I used as a syllabus, elements of the Famous Artists Course 1957 version. I believe the illustrations and text are by Albert Dorne who along with Norman Rockwell founded the Famous Artist Corse.

The most important thing in my opinion about drawing the head is in visualizing its volume. These drawings beautifully illustrate how the vertical medial line bisects the head bi-laterally, into two mirror halves. In addition, the horizontal bisecting lines describe the line of the eyes, nose level, and mouth on the egg- like volume of the head and appear as horizontal ellipses, or concentrics.

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