Friday, February 1, 2008

Planes of the head

Planes of the Head

Charcoal on newsprint
Not to be confused with "Planes of the airport", these head studies are used to help the artist and student understand the construction of the human head. They are somewhat mannequin-like. They have average proportions (falling in the middle of the range of head proportions), and as a result are ideal looking -- handsome and attractive. It is recommended that a student learn these planes thoroughly, by drawing many of them, from many viewpoints. Construction is extremely important in the process of drawing.

No comments: