Term 3, Head Drawing II, Week 3

For a description of this unit see my Head Drawing II unit plan. For full context, see the description of my Art Home School Curriculum.


This was another slow week. I found it hard to get motivated to draw. I need to make a change since I’m stagnating, but I’m not sure yet what that change should be.


Drawings and Critiques

Monday, Apr. 12

Setting up a still life for painting

I built a basic frame in wood and mounted a lamp on top to create a shadow box for a still life. The first photo is with the lamp on with a yellow bulb. In the second photo, my studio light is on and floods the box with too much light. I can’t quite get things set up so that I can use the first photo but still have enough light to paint. My studio is just too small. Lining the walls with black fabric should help.


30 minute head drawing (I think).

Tuesday, Apr. 13

5 minute heads.

1 hour heads from instructor.

I probably spent longer than an hour on these.

Wednesday, Apr. 14

5 minute quick sketches.

30 minute head from photo.

Copying instructor.

30 minutes from photo.

This linear style is very different from everything I’ve been doing in this class. It’s more similar to comic inking.

Thursday, Apr. 15


Instructor copy.

Comic panel.

Friday, Apr. 16

Quick heads warmup.

These are copied from Charles Dana Gibson’s ink drawings.

Comic panel.

Saturday, Apr. 17


1 hour master study.

Instructor copy of 5 minute quick sketches.

Sunday, Apr. 18

5 minute quick sketches from photo.

These are very hit and miss.

5 minute quick sketch instructor copy.

5 minute quick sketches from photo.



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