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
fantasy and and fun faces like above
by hundreds of young artists.
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
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
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
Places to see the work of great artists.