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Re: Teaching portrait drawing

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  • llburoker
    Thank you, very nice, tutorial. Lois
    Message 1 of 6 , Nov 3 8:53 AM
      Thank you, very nice, tutorial.

      --- In art_education@yahoogroups.com, "Brandy" <bergiemoore@...> wrote:
      > http://members.cox.net/bergiemoore/face.html
      > 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.
      > Brandy
      > --- In art_education@yahoogroups.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
      > > >
      > > >
      > >
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