Saturday, July 12, 2014

Proportions of the Head

An important part of painting the figure 
is getting the proportions of the head correct. 
This week we did some quick head studies 
outside with a wonderful new model, Casey. 

One of the better ones!  

Getting the proportions correct is one thing,  
getting the features to "read" correctly is another whole issue! 
Our lesson was to simply suggest features
with big shapes, placed correctly.   

My demo was terrible and we all struggled a bit, 
but had a lot of laughs. 
(The slightest misplaced stroke
 and you have a monkey!)  

It's humbling, to say the least! 

Peggi Kroll Roberts is the master of painting faces! 
I highly recommend watching her DVD.

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