Drawing Made Easy: Lifelike Heads

Drawing Made Easy: Lifelike Heads

Lance Richlin

Language: English

Pages: 40

ISBN: B00XV9KNAO

Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub


Overview

Learn to draw amazingly realistic portraits in seven easy stages

This book is the perfect guide for creating lifelike representations of the human head in graphite. Experienced artist Lance Richlin begins by explaining drawing tools and materials, shading techniques, and the important anatomical structures of the head.

Following these basics, he shows how to light the subject, block in and render each feature of the face, and address a variety of expressions-from subtle smiles to toothy grins. Then he guides the reader through four impressive projects, showing how to develop a lifelike head drawing in seven simple stages: the lay-in, plumb lines, volume, outline, tonal pattern, value, and finishing.

Readers also will find an in-depth troubleshooting section to help them identify and solve any problems that lessen the realism and accuracy of their drawings.

In an age full of technological shortcuts, this book emphasizes drawing from life and seeks to preserve the methods of the old masters.

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Aken would be troubling for a student because Erl’s wealth of surface detail might break up his overall form. To avoid this, shade as if his forms were simple; then add the detail on top and shade again. While shading, continually remind yourself of the “egg rule”—the lightest area is at the top left, darkening as it goes down and to the sides of the egg. As the light source comes from the upper left, everything should be darker on the right. After decades of being an artist, I still remind

look for them on the model’s face. Highlight (the area in the direct path of the light source) Halftone (the general value of the light side; it masses against and emerges from the core shadow) Regular shadow (visible between the reflected light and the core shadow) Core shadow (where the form turns away from the light) Cast shadow (the shadow thrown by the object onto a surface; it is sharper and darker nearer the object) Reflected light (light reflected up from the supporting surface; must be

nose to the chin (B). STAGE 3 Volumes Michelangelo either imagined or faintly drew volumes before he began shading. At this stage in the drawing, we will follow him. It’s true that he uses obvious outlines in his drawing, but I think he did this to make the drawing hyper clear so he could easily refer to it to create a mural (the final painting on the Sistine Chapel). Be sure to keep your outlines much lighter as you draw. My study for the Libyan Sibyl on the Sistine Chapel (after

Michelangelo) My interpretation of the forms based on Michelangelo’s work I’ve added some core shadows and a little shading to emphasize the volumes. You can do this too—lightly. STAGE 3 Volumes (continued) With an accurate lay-in on the paper, there’s no chance of making a huge mistake, so you can relax and develop the structure on top of the plan. Faintly draw a simple volume that might protrude beneath the surface of each form. Beginners sometimes resist this practice, as I first did. But

Michelangelo) My interpretation of the forms based on Michelangelo’s work I’ve added some core shadows and a little shading to emphasize the volumes. You can do this too—lightly. STAGE 3 Volumes (continued) With an accurate lay-in on the paper, there’s no chance of making a huge mistake, so you can relax and develop the structure on top of the plan. Faintly draw a simple volume that might protrude beneath the surface of each form. Beginners sometimes resist this practice, as I first did. But

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