Tuesday, November 5, 2013

PORTRAITS: Proportions and the Rule of Thirds

Grantt Miksis "Morgan Caricchio"
Last night students began work on Portraiture. We discussed "The Rule of Thirds", which is a guide to the proportions of the face. In a frontal view, the face may be divided into equal thirds. Starting with the hair line to the brow then to the bottom of the nose and lastly to the chin. Everyone more or less fits into these proportions. We began with a couple of planar studies and then to the skull. The drawing above was superimposed over the top of a skull drawing. This not only lays the foundation for the structure of the face but helps get the portrait going by adding some dimension and volume.

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