Accuracy and Implulse-Painting and Drawing the Head in Watercolor

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Transcript of Accuracy and Implulse-Painting and Drawing the Head in Watercolor

drawing the head

the head in watercolor

Glenn Hirsch, Instructor

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For 30,000 years in prehistoric caves, the face was taboo no faces have been found. But the artists could draw animals very well.

Then in 1500 BC, the completely natural face appeared in Egypt.

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Leonardo da Vinci

Drawing the head takes study even for the masters.

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Van Gogh studied On the left below:when he began and right after 2 years...

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Anatomy reveals basic structure under the skin

landmarks to guide you

temple (forehead)browcheekjawchin

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study the head in all positions

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the head in view how much of the other side do you see?

the head in view how much of the other side do you see?

Everyones skull is different, but there are four basic shapes

But to keep it simple, we can think of the head as both a box and an egg

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Renoir

Include the neck in the beginning too!To find the orientation of the head, you can think of the head as an EGG

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RenoirRenoirInclude the neckTo find the orientation of the head, you can think of the head as an EGG

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you can think of the head as a BOXto define the difference between the side and front

Oskar Kokoschka

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RaphaelLook for the difference between the side and the front

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Giovanni Tiepolo, 1760the shape of the skull is much easier when you can see where the light is coming from

After Andrew Wyeth

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PROPORTION IS EASY WHEN YOU LOOK AT THE FACE FROM THE FRONT (NOT IN VIEW)

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Lucian Freud

Eyes are in shadow

2. Nose has a ball at the end which overlaps the nostrils behind

3. Lips upper in shadow, lower in light

4. Chin is rounded, suggests a ball

5. Ears are behind the cheekbones

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Lips upper in shadow, lower in light

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Nose has a ball on the end which overlaps the nostrils behind

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The eyelid covers most of the eyeball

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Step by Step

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skin color

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Skin color depends on the color of the light

Skin color depends on genes

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John Singer SargentSkin color is a blend of many browns, tans, and pinks

painted with plenty of water to keep it pale

shadows are the objects color + cerulean (cool) blue

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Stephen Scott Young

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John Singer Sargent

Emile Nolde

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Pay attention to the value

Theblack and white

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Skin is greasy and reflects light so its color also depends on the colors reflected into it

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subtle touches of green

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Jess Petrie

Oskar Kokoschka

Elizabeth Peyton

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Emile Nolde

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art school students

Kady Monroe-Tracey

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Brad Kahlhamer

Brad Kahlhamer

Alessya Rose Bonder

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Alessya Rose Bonder

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Momo Yao watercolor, pencil, ink on paper