Thinking About the Planes of the Face

As a follow up to drawing cross contour scribble-dee-boo lines to capture the essence of a frontal face, the students began to look at how light falls on the facial planes.  Again, this being a frontal view, these were over simplified in order to create a mask-like sensibility.  I asked the students to grab three related colours from the oil pastel boxes and away they went.

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Cross Contour Still LIfe

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??????????Planes of the face…construction paper/oil pastel…talking about light source and projecting planes…I drew a concavity and convex forms (lenses/bowls) on the white board using hatching.

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