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Drawing the Structure of the Head with Danny Galieote

Drawing the Structure of the Head
Up Your Head Drawing Game! Learn the major planes and structure of the head and rhythms of the face

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Danny Galieote
Anatomy, Head & Portrait
Conté, Pastel
47m 15s

In this lesson, draftsman and painter Danny Galieote will give you a broad overview of the major planes and structures of the head. You will learn how the head can be thought of as a three-dimensional sculpture in space, as you carve into spheres or boxes, then placing the features of the face within the larger forms. Next, you will be given a demonstration of the ‘rhythms of the face’ which will interact with the planes and provide you with a roadmap to follow as you design and render tones within the facial features.



  • Conté Sketching Pencil – Sepia
  • Faber-Castell PITT Pastel Pencil
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