9 WEEK MINI COURSE

Learn Art Skills Lesson 6
How to Draw the Face
3 Views of Drawing a Face

Pinkmeister's approach to art is to choose the easiest way to produce any effect                             Begin drawing lightly and freely                      Use the simplest tool or method for the effect you desire                      Unlock your creativity by allowing your ideas to be free of pre conceived limitations;            

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Art Knowledge: Lesson 6
Drawing the human head. The key to drawing heads in a more natural way
(rather than symbolic representations of heads our first manner of expressing faces.)
1. The form of the natural head will require first drawing a basic 3 dimensional oval structure that resembles the skull.
2. The features of the face are 3 dimensional and will need to be shown with some sense of facial features that have structure.
3. Guidelines are very helpful in understanding where the features are located. Our first habits of drawing faces position features too high or in some way out of position.


check out the eyes and mouth for expression



Gazillions of fantasy and and fun faces like above
by hundreds of young artists
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Personality is enhanced by costume and hairstyle




 

 

 

THE ART SKILL LESSONS (DEMOS) COVERED IN THE MINI - ART SERIES:
PRACTICE  SHOULD GO ALONG WITH EACH LESSON
APPLY PRINCIPLES TO YOUR OWN ART EXPRESSION.
THESE SKILLS APPLY EASILY TO ALMOST ANY AGE OR CLASS LEVEL FROM AGE 10 UP


Lesson 1
: Drawing the easy way. The difference between, compositions, studies and sketches. Thumbnail sketches. What are paradigms? Paradigms that apply to creativity. Three parts in any creative art project. Terms: line, space, shape, art media.
Lesson 2: Review EZ drawing. Expressive lines, Descriptive lines, Shapes. 2 dimensional forms, 3 dimensional masses, shading, illumination. Using tone in drawing and sketching - Reminder: please have a small plastic container to use for wash drawings next week
Lesson 3: Exploring drawing 3 dimensional objects, What makes a form appear to be 3 dimensional? turning 2d into 3d forms. Interpreting common objects into 3 dimensional components, apply methods of shading

 

Art Skills: Lesson 6
SKILLS TO WORK ON IN THIS LESSON:
Continue drawing the E-Z way to produce outlines and features. Draw very lightly as you begin to develop features and proportions.

Faces vary with each person. People are unique Portraiture is very accurately determining personal facial traits.

GUIDELINES: Front view of face:
A vertical center line divides the two sides of the face.
The eyes lie at the midpoint between top of head and chin, (not the hairline and chin). The nose is positioned by a horizontal line midway between the eye line and the bottom of the chin.
The ears are generally in the same space as the nose guides

GUIDELINES: Side view of face:



GUIDELINES:Turned to 3 quarter view



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LESSON LIST CONTINUED:
 
Lesson 4
: Learning to show depth using, simple perspective. Size changes, Overlapping, Distant horizon, raising on picture plain. Weekly sketch book assignments
Lesson 5: Using the total space, Primary spacial breakup, Mapped spaces, Secondary stages of drawing, using the areas within shapes. Practice interpreting pictures as spacial areas. Weekly sketch book assignments
Lesson 6: Draw human faces, three views of face, cartoon and caricature styles Weekly sketch book assignments
Lesson 7: Drawing the human body, gesture, proportion, foreshortening, quick sketch methods. You will be a model for your partner and visa versa. Weekly sketch book assignments
Lesson 8: Compositions Interpreting themes with forms or symbols
Lesson 9
: Drawing detail in color and black and white, stylization and pattern
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