This week students worked on drawing heads in the observational drawing class I teach at Danforth Museum School in Framingham. We have progressed from drawing individual objects like the tea pot to complex forms such as the plaster bust of a man. The outlined features on the balloon help students see the difference between drawing flat, isolated features on a sphere in comparison to representing the underlying structure of the skull. White objects make it easier to observe shapes of light and dark cast by the raking spotlight. Registration is open for next session classes that begin April 7, 2015.
ABOVE: Head, charcoal pencil, 18×24
Light on plaster bust, skull, balloon, and tea pot