Class began Friday morning with a discussion on the proportions of the head and the "Rule of Thirds." You can clearly see in the planar study above how Nelson was comparing the locations of the features to one another.
After making some planar studies and reviewing slides, students drew from a projected skull and then superimposed a classmates portrait on top. Allison's drawing above still reveals the skull structure underneath the portrait of Dante. In addition to this structure provided by the skull, her mark-making and handling of the charcoal materials and eraser are very complementary to the volumes of the face.