Re: Teaching portrait drawing
- Thank you, very nice, tutorial.
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "Brandy" <bergiemoore@...> wrote:
> Here's a generic version of a step by step process.
> I found it invaluable to have a copy of a head with the lines all drawn out the first time and then we added the features one by one. Then we had just an outline of a head, and they drew where the lines would be, twice. Once with me, step by step, and once by themselves so I could see where they needed help. Then we moved onto then drawing the head and features by themselves.
> (I think the nose is too low in the drawing, but not unrealistically so. I actually found it very difficult to do the drawing, take a picture, add the next step, take a picture. And unfortunately, I can't update the page becasue I no longer have a cox account. Good news to me- they didn't canceled my old pages :) So here it is.
> --- In email@example.com, Kathleen Maledon <kmaledon@> wrote:
> > I also spend a period talking about relative measurements. We use
> > mirrors, other people,
> > ditto sheets, etc. The kids are really surprised that as unalike as
> > we are, we are so predictably
> > alike. It's a fun assignment. We do the whole body on that, too.
> > Measuring, comparing and
> > really getting into da vinci. k
> > On Nov 2, 2010, at 6:08 AM, Greg Hogan wrote:
> > >
> > > I start out on paper. I break down each part of the portrait.
> > > First we study the eyes and various shapes of eyes, then move on to
> > > noses, ears etc.... I then use a grid to help them with
> > > proportions. Before they start adding the features I discuss the
> > > grid and break down the thirds rule. I found that if you try to
> > > discuss the whole portrait at once it becomes overwhelming for
> > > students. When they study the individual parts they seem to have
> > > more of an understanding when they start putting them together.
> > > Hope this helps.
> > > GHogan
> > >
> > >