This week we have explored and begun understanding the basic structure of the human head with reference to how light falls on it.
I began this practice by looking at the shape of the head in just its 'motor cycle crash helmet' form with shadows defining key features such as the eyes, nose and mouth. I then went on to advance my practice by adding in the key details of the face and understanding how those features affected the original shape. For example adding in the eyes was difficult as there are more elements to consider, like the whites of the eyes not being completely white as they are set back in the head, but there needs to be a highlight just under the eye to create that three dimensional quality. Overall, I have found this practice to be very informative and I am much more confident about tackling drawings of heads now that I understand the basic shape and how light affects the face.