In this lesson, instructor Iliya Mirochnik will demonstrate how to draw planes of the head using John Asaro’s sculpture as the reference. You will focus on constructing its structure and applying shadows to each form. Iliya will teach you how to establish clear groupings of lights and shadows when modeling every plane of the head.
This lesson belongs to the course Foundations of Observational Drawing. In this 8-week course, Iliya Mirochnik will share with you his knowledge of the Russian Drawing Approach; a technique that has remained nearly unaltered in Russia for over 250 years. It is an excellent tool for learning the fundamentals of observation, construction, and light theory. With the help of Iliya’s intuitive assignments, 3D models, and reference images, this course will give you a strong drawing foundation. The skills you gain from this course will benefit you through your artistic career.
Throughout this course, you’ll have access to the NMA community for feedback and critiques to improve your work as you progress.