Modeling the Head in Graphite Dan Thompson
Learn to model the human head with Dan Thompson
This drawing workshop teaches form and the use of hatch marks in the portrait from life. All skill levels are welcome. Beginning with a lecture demonstration for each session, students will be guided through planar head models and their relationships to anatomical landmarks, organizational concepts of drawing and the use of layered marks to create more convincing impressions of volume. A three-day, long pose portrait will be set as a drawing exercise to support learning objectives.
Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 10.00 to 17:00
Lunch break from 13:00 to 14:00
Day 1: Effective Drawing Starts
- Defining action as a means of depicting body language
- Hidden perspective in the portrait
- Proportional harmony in the head & neck without meticulous measurement
- Structural shape: defining landmarks within optical information
Tag 2: Planar form in the Head
- The use of large value masses to forge governing surfaces in the human head
- The application of anatomical references for securing the landmarks
- The material build up of graphite
Tag 3: Features and their character
- Exploring the development of hatch mark to carve finer surfaces
- A network of relationships between features
- Insights into facial expression for artists
In this workshop we will use different types of graphite pencils. After your registration we will provide a materials list.
For detailed material information and to prepare for the workshop you can join Dan Thompson's Patreon.
The price includes tuition, VAT and model fees. Materials, accommodation and travels are not included.
Seats are limited. Please sign up early. We need 10 participants by the end of July, to bring Dan Thompson to Germany.
The workshop is in english.