The Artist's Complete Guide to Drawing the Head

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  • Format: Trade Paper
  • Copyright: 2004-01-01
  • Publisher: PENGUIN

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In this innovative guide, master art instructor William Maughan demonstratesow to create a realistic human likeness by using the classic and highlyccurate modelling technique of chiaroscuro developed by Leonardo daVinciuring the High Renaissance.;Maughan first introduces readers to the basicsf this centuries-old technique, showing how to analyse form, light andhadow; use dark pencil, white pencil and toned paper to create full range ofalues; use the elements of design to enhance likeness; and capture aitter's gestures and proportions. He then demonstrates, step by step, how toraw each facial feature, develop visual awareness and render the head inolour with soft pastels.

Author Biography

William Maughan has taught advanced head drawing, head painting, and landscape painting at both the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, CA, and the Academy of Art College in San Francisco. He lives in Napa, CA.

Table of Contents

Prefacep. 10
Introduction: The Drawing Method and Materialsp. 13
Chiaroscurop. 14
Sfumatop. 15
The Materialsp. 16
Substitute Materialsp. 16
Working with the Pencilp. 17
Drawing Shadow Shapesp. 18
Sharpening the Pencilp. 18
Principles of Chiaroscurop. 21
Line Versus Valuep. 22
"Lost-and-Found" Linep. 23
Value and Formp. 24
Paper + Two Pencils = A Full-Value Rangep. 25
The Shadow Shapes and Their Edgesp. 26
Form-Shadowsp. 26
Cast-Shadowsp. 26
The Shadow Edgesp. 28
The Form in Lightp. 29
Analyzing Formp. 30
Negative Shapesp. 33
Principles of Drawing the Headp. 35
Two Masses of Light and Shadowp. 36
Lighting the Headp. 37
Artificial and Natural Lightp. 38
Light Advances; Dark Recedesp. 38
Single Focal Pointp. 43
Perspective and the Three-Quarter Viewp. 45
Perspectivep. 45
Planes of the Headp. 47
Foreshorteningp. 48
Value Patternp. 52
Addressing the Backgroundp. 53
The Drawing Process, Step-By-Stepp. 55
Sculpting the Headp. 56
Gesturep. 57
The Tiltp. 59
Proportionsp. 60
Placing the Featuresp. 62
The Anatomy of the Eyesp. 65
The Orbicular Cavityp. 65
The Natural Slants of the Eyep. 67
The Eyelids, Pupil, and Irisp. 68
Positions of the Eyesp. 69
Drawing the Eyesp. 70
Highlights on the Eyesp. 72
Using the Paper Valuep. 75
Examples of Eyesp. 76
Nose and Mouthp. 82
The Structure of the Nose and Mouthp. 84
Examples of the Nose and Mouthp. 86
Earsp. 94
Placement of the Earp. 95
Hairp. 100
Troubleshooting Examplep. 105
Putting it all Togetherp. 107
The Five Essential Drawing Stepsp. 108
Reviewp. 108
The Demonstrationsp. 109
Going Forwardp. 118
Practice Ideasp. 118
Self-Critiquep. 121
Taking Your Skills to the Next Levelp. 121
Drawing from Multiple Sourcesp. 123
Combining Referencesp. 124
A Demonstrationp. 126
Examples of Composite Drawingsp. 128
Working with Colorp. 133
From Drawing to Paintingp. 134
The Color "Wheel"p. 136
Complementary Colorsp. 136
Color Intensityp. 138
Mixing from the Tertiary Colorsp. 138
Color Temperaturep. 140
Color Relationshipsp. 142
Warm Advances; Cool Recedesp. 142
Family of Colorsp. 143
Expressive Colorp. 145
Pastel Paintingp. 148
The Materialsp. 149
Caring for Your Pastelp. 150
Applying the Charcoal Pencilp. 150
Applying the Tonep. 150
Applying the Pastelp. 151
Painting the Backgroundp. 152
Pastel Demonstrationp. 153
Pastel Demonstration Twop. 156
Indexp. 160
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