Thursday, 14 March 2013

Head Study in Profile. March 14

Michael Whynot. Head Study in Profile. Red chalk, 2013.


Posting a five minute head study done in profile from the imagination. The profile can easily look like a paper cutout if you concentrate only on the outside contour of the head. Once again, the draftsman must  endeavour to see the depth in the structure. There is a definite corner where the front of the head meets the side of the head and that corner is two inches nearer to you than the nose; so draw it that way. Model the interior of the features with tone, allowing the light source to reveal the form. If you simply stick an eye in the middle of a contour of the profile and expect to achieve a sense of volume, you will be disappointed with the results.