Sunday, November 27, 2011


There's a really big gap between the material in the last post and this one. The first three are from what-i-do-is-secret  the rest are the first half of the 25 essential expressions challenge 

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Long pose diagramed heads

I'm a few weeks behind on my scanning.  These are from the second week of Nathan Fowkes' class at LAAFA.  45 and a 35 mins.

Saturday, November 5, 2011

There are no lines -more head diagrams

I've been searching through books and the internet for the diagrams of other artists that have tried to break down the very complicated human head into simple ideas.  I thought these three lined up next to each other looked especially neat.

Here I applied the Reilly diagram to my general model's proportions and tried to shade it simply.  I could not get it to look right.

So I tried applying it to a specific head.  I went back to the first Bertillon card I traced back in  July.    I like the way it worked out.  Long lines.

and it finally sunk in that the side of the head is flat.  

Trial and error, variation and selection, and design - Tim Harford at TED