Wednesday, February 3
In your sketchbook, draw each of your facial features at least 3 times, from different viewpoints and with different facial expressions. Draw rather large, so that 3 - 4 drawings will fill a page of your sketchbook (You will therefore use 3 or 4 pieces of sketchbook paper.).
For each feature, first concentrate on accurate proportion and contour (line). Once you are satisfied that your line drawing is accurate, add tonal values using an ebony pencil or a set of drawing pencils. Tonal value should be used to establish three-dimensional form, so use a full range of light, middle, and dark tones.
While using value, concentrate on chiaroscuro, and think about how the facial features are more complex versions of the geometric solids you drew at the beginning of the year.
Make 3+ drawings of each of the following:
- mouth (lips, teeth, tongue?)
Objectives / Grading Criteria:
- Variety (viewpoints, expressions)
- Chiaroscuro (structure and form through value changes)