Figure Fundamentals Volume 4 - Drawing The Male Head With Planes And Tones with Van Arno
Drawing the head can be the most challenging aspect of figure drawing. In this tutorial, Van Arno addresses common mistakes and provides tips to keep features in proportion. He demonstrates two methods of tackling facial symmetry in perspective, and works up to long poses using each of these methods. Along the way, Van also executes some quick poses of extreme facial expression. Successful head drawing is a great confidence builder for developing artists. Once competence in lighting and perspective are acquired, other issues of figure drawing are more easily addressed.
Topics include male vs female proportions, facial construction from simple to detailed, the planes of the face, volume and perspective, light and shadow.
Male and female head proportions compared
Five minute poses for proportion and perspective Part 1
Five minute poses for proportion and perspective Part 2
Twelve minute poses to establish shadow shapes for volume
Long pose to pull together all concepts discussed
Quick poses in a range of expressions
Explanation of planes of the head
Five minute poses demonstrating use head planes
Long pose on toned paper depicting the head with 2 light sources Part 1
Long pose on toned paper depicting the head with 2 light sources Part 2