Last night the class made portraits of each other. We discussed the Andrew Loomis method and looked at examples of portrait drawings from Jim Dine, Diego Rivera and Gregory Gillespie to name a few. The drawing above was initiated by drawing a skull first and then superimposing the portrait over the top. The drawing clearly illustrates the advancing and receding planes of the head, the most important being the eye sockets, under the nose and lower lip, the cheeks and the neck. Furthermore, Joe has utilized additive and reductive techniques to capture the light as well as addressing texture. Adding to the solitary gaze of the model is Joe's rendering of the cold, empty room in the background.