Head Drawing

This course in Head Drawing will present you with a solid body of information that you can use to develop your skill in drawing the head from life as well as from imagination. Beginning with lessons on planes, proportions and anatomy, including lectures on individual features, variations in age and ethnicity, followed by expressions and rendering, learn to capture or create an individual.


Head Drawing Class Outline

Week 1

Basic Laying proportions and first indications of gesture and major planes of the head.

Week 2
In this lesson we will begin the detailed analysis of the planes of the head, demonstrating from the Planes of the Head sculpture. The relationship of the underlying anatomical structure will also be demonstrated as it affects the surface planes.


Week 3
A discussion of variations in types of heads. This lesson will focus upon the differences and how they affect the overall individual character of the model.

Week 4
In this lesson the focus will be on the eyes and nose with an in depth discussion of different types as well as the construction of the planes.

Week 5
The variety of lips and construction of the mouth will be the primary element of this discussion.

Week 6
Age differences are a major element of the head and will be the focus of this lesson, discussions of how we change with age and how to show the differences in the drawing.

Week 7 
Hair will be the primary focus in this lesson. How to draw hair as well as its use in showing action, gesture and form.

Week 8
Various techniques in rendering form will be demonstrated using both pencil and pen.

Week 9
Expression - how to capture it from life as well as the fundamental elements that create a variety of expressions.

Week 10
Capturing characters while sketching - quick sketch