Term 3, Head Drawing II, Week 4

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.

Retrospective

This week wraps up Head Drawing II. I drew over 150 heads in the last month. As usual, I’m glad to be moving on to the next unit. I felt a lot of progress this month. Here is a comparison of my first and last 5 minute lay-ins:

Haha.

Log

I came in shorter than I’d like this week, but I feel proud of the work I got done. I would really like to get back in the 36 hour range like I was a month ago. I’m keeping up on weekdays but slacking off on the weekends.

Drawings and Critiques

Monday, Apr. 19

I’m getting closer to starting a painting. I have my still life set up and have everything measured and started penciling. Trying to be so precise with the proportional divider almost hurts me more than it helps. If I’m trying to be that precise, every little mistakes hurts, but if I just try to get down a decent representation, it’s a lot less stressful, and it actually comes out better.

5 minute lay-ins.

Copying comic panels.

Tuesday, Apr. 20

5 minute lay-ins.

10 minute lay-ins.

Copy comic panels.

Wednesday, Apr. 21

Warmup.

10 minute lay-ins.

Yikes.

20 minute lay-in.

Copy comic panels.

I don’t like the cross hatching on this one.

Thursday, Apr. 22

10 minute lay-ins.

Copy comic panels.

Friday, Apr. 23

5 minute lay-ins.

Botched the nose here. This looks like an unintentional Picasso.

20 minute lay-ins.

Copying a David Finch sketch.

Saturday, Apr. 24

Warmup.

20 minute lay-ins.

I think all three of these came out pretty well. The last one is a bit masculine. I haven’t really started trying to capture likenesses.

Copying a Finch sketch.

1.5 hour master study.

I drew this head really big, and as a result it was hard to get all the wrinkles to flow together. They look like separate pieces. I tried it again smaller the next day and it was more successful.

Sunday, Apr. 25

Warmup.

1 hour master studies.

I got the overall shape of the head wrong. There is too much “neck roll,” and the side plane of the head is too big for that perspective.

1 hour master study.

This is probably my favorite drawing of the week. The shadow below the lips is too dark, so it drawing the eye too much, but otherwise I’m really happy with this.

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