Friday, December 5, 2008

100 Heads: Head #35

This is my son Andrew. I drew him while he was doing his homework at the kitchen table.

I used Sarah Simblet's approach to drawing heads (The Sketch Book for the Artist). I have scanned in one page of the book, so you can get a feeling for the approach. In Simblet's approach, the cranium, face, trapezius muscle, and neck are the foundation of the head. Using Simblet's approach to draw the head from a variety of different angles requires a good knowledge of anatomy and perspective, since you need to know how the cranium, face, trapezius muscle, and neck look from any angle. I think Simblet's method is good for achieving looser drawings.


caseytoussaint said...

This is a really interesting portrait. I love Sarah Simblett too - my dream would be to take a drawing workshop from her. This makes me want to go draw heads - thanks for the inspiration!

Robyn said...

This is a very pleasing drawing, Laurel, I love the shapes and the dimension. Makes me want to draw heads too!

Laurel Neustadter said...

Thanks, Casey and Robyn!