Understanding And Painting The Head

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18 Lessons
Skill Level
All Skill Levels
7h 17m

Perhaps nothing is more essential for an artist to understand than the human head. Drawing and painting the head well presents us with nearly every major drawing challenge: form, proportion, perspective, anatomy, complexity, simplicity, etc. 

In Chapter 1, I break down the head, with focus on the most important things you need to understand to draw and paint it well. These will not simply be anatomy lessons. They will be designed with application in mind, to give you the full scope of the art process, from understanding to execution.

In Chapter 2, I explain values, light, and color - and how they play over the head. Several demonstrations of painting the head in full color and light (both digital and traditional.) I will discuss how to go about simplifying and managing all the information presented in Chapter 1, turning it into a beautiful, artful image. 

At the end of the class, several study tips are included, which can help you design your own assignments and actionable steps.

What you will learn
1Critical Insight
Critical insight into the complexities of the head, and how to simplify them and present the information well in a drawing or painting
Practical information you can apply widely: from fine art portrait painting, to character design, to comic books
3Technical vs. Art
Both a technical understanding of the human head as well as artistic interpretations
4Art Fundamentals
Insight into overall art fundamentals: value, shape, light and shadow
5Applicable Beyond The Head
Fundamentals you can bring to all art subjects, beyond just the head
6Artistic Impact
What to look for to create the biggest possible impact with your paintings
Develop a solid mindset that fosters confidence in your workflow
Premium Benefits
A variety of exercises to help you practice what you've learned. After you do the assignments, you can post them in the community for feedback and see what other students are posting.
Step by Step Process
Watch step by step video demos from start to finish with educational commentary from the instructor. Most of us are visual learners (we’re artists!), so reading about it or hearing it explained is not enough. We have to see it!
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