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Drawing Plaster Casts with Mark Westermoe

Drawing Plaster Casts
Introduction to Plaster Cast Drawing Use proportions and shadow shapes to draw the face

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Mark Westermoe
Head & Portrait, Light & Color
Charcoal Pencil, Conté, Paper
1h 15m 10s

In this lesson, master illustrator Mark Westermoe will show you how to start a plaster cast drawing. You will learn to use the lay-in drawing to describe the forms of the face. Mark will introduce you to several sculptures to study and take inspiration from. Practicing on a plaster cast is a great way to improve your sense of value, light, and form.

This lesson belongs to the course Beginner’s Guide to Drawing. It is a 14-week course designed to empower new students with a structured approach for learning how to draw. Join instructors Steve Huston, Chris Legaspi, Heather Lenefsky, Bill Perkins, Joshua Jacobo, John Asaro, and Mark Westermoe as you learn the fundamentals of perspective, rendering, and composition. After completing this course, you will develop a solid foundation in drawing.

Throughout this course, you’ll have access to the NMA community for feedback and critiques to improve your work as you progress.

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