Monday, October 27, 2008

100 Heads: Head #12

The live model failed to show up for my Saturday Oil Painting From Life class, so the instructor quickly changed gears and instead reviewed the standard proportions of the human head and demoed painting a portrait from imagination. We then had 2 hours to paint a head from imagination. You can see where I first painted in guide lines in a neutral color. I used 5 colors on a monochromatic scale: Titamium White with a little Cad Yellow, Titamium White with Cad Yellow and Golden Ochre, Golden Ochre, Terra Rosa, and Purple Lake. This is a fun exercise that helps solidify knowledge of the human head.

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