Provided with a lecture, examples and a guided practice, the students will be able to demonstrate an understanding of drawing in 1PT & 2PT perspective by producing a completed drawing, that accurately defines a vanishing point in the portfolio level drawing.

Figure Drawing
Traditional 1/4

MP 1 - Level 1 - Basic Anatomy

OVERVIEW:

How to Draw Faces

All faces are made up of simple shapes like anything else. In the basic steps that follow, you'll be able to draw believable faces from any angle or position, in no time at all.
When learning how to draw faces, you'll find that you can get the face to 'look right' from the start if you're aware of some standard measurements that apply to most people's faces.

Once you realise this and practice using them, your sketches of faces will improve no end. Indeed, this is a vital first step if you want to move onto doing portraits.

Remember, practice is everything when learning how to draw faces. Copy examples from photos, newspapers and magazines or of course, you can use the examples in this tutorial.

Get as wide a range of sketches as you can of men, women, young adults, the elderly, children, racial and ethnic backgrounds and so on.

Draw faces from as many different angles and lighting conditions as possible. It's surprising how the same face can look quite different in contrasting lighting conditions.

However, one step at a time. Let's get used to drawing a 'general' face that has all the relevant bits in the right place!
Oh yes. And one other point.
The 'standard measurements' I've just mentioned are only a guideline, not an absolutely rigid formula that must be adhered to. So use them as a valuable tool. Don't become a slave to them!

How to Draw Faces - Stage 1
All we start with is a basic oval in Sketch A. Draw this in lightly and don't worry if it's not perfectly symmetrical.

Few people have a head shape or features that are identical on both sides of their face.

And here's the first standard measurement - I'll call these SM from now on to save space.

The centre of the eyes are placed halfway down the oval - not about a third of the way as you may think. Also, the ears are attached to the head on line with the eyes.

The bottom half of the oval can now be split in two again to fix the position of the tip of the nose. The remaining space below this is also divided in two and the imaginary line here positions the mouth.

Even though Sketch B shows this with the eyes & ears, nose and mouth only very simply defined, you can see how everything 'looks right' already

 

First Year Students:

Character Development - Portrait Only From the Shoulder Up - Students will start the project by developing a storyline about a fictitious person. It can be anything you want but it must be 90% human. The Final drawing should look like a book cover with the name of the character on it. Feel free to use the computer to design the font and the use the light table to transfer the letters onto the paper for the final piece.

Requirements:
1. Vertical Layout with the supplied paper
2. Students will complete 2 rough drawing studies before starting the final drawing
3. Images must show off the personality of the character
5. Final drawing may be completed in pencil, colored pencil or charcoal.


Project goals:
1. Full value scale  - light to dark shades of color
2. Create interest for the eye
3. Do something that interests you
4. Portfolio Piece

Project Overview:

Drawing The Face - Students can look at this project in two ways, they can use found resource material
or they can draw the face using the basic face drawing system. NO TRACING!

Requirements:
1. Horizontal Layout with the supplied paper
2. Students will complete 2 head or face drawing studies before starting the final drawing
3. Image must show depth and structure of the face, think about the skull - what would it look like with out the skin on it… Structure! cheek bones, eye sockets, etc.
5. Final drawing may be completed in pencil, colored pencil or charcoal.

Project goals:
1. Full value scale  - light to dark shades of color
2. Create interest for the eye
3. Do something that interests you
4. Portfolio Piece

Classwork Progression:
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Day 1 & 2:

Students will view the drawing lecture & video and then complete the basic head and face drawing worksheet.

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Day 3 & 4:

Students will complete 25 head structure drawings for the concept practice. Students should develop as many different angles and views as the can think of... front, side, looking up looking down... etc.

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Day 5 & 6:

Students will complete the character worksheet and explain their character idea and complete 3 different sketches of the final idea before completing the final drawing.

Day 6 - 10:

Students will complete a portfolio level final drawing of the character they designed. The work should well be shaded to the students highest potential.

VIDEO RESOURCES:
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