I found this at a thrift store a while ago and thought it’d be something people might be interested in having some nice, high-res photos of for reference. Arno is an amalgam of the Loomis planes and a ‘planes of the head’ sculpture by John Asaro. Asaro was, as far as I can gather, a student of. Documents Similar To Planes of the Head – John Asaro. Anatomy Intro. Uploaded by. vinicius Successful Portrait Painting. John H. Sanden. Uploaded by.

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From my own perspective, as a painter trying to launch a career, I see the question of the role of the artist in society as an academic one to me, to an extent at least. Your email address will not be published.

One of the interesting things about skin is the way that it is a little translucent, so light spreads though it a little, like marble or milk, rather than like plaster.

A photo of my small Sculpey head. The difference is not a matter of approach really, but a philosophy.

John Asaro Vintage Ceramic “Planes of the Head”.

I’ve got the mini plaster head and I also noticed that it is quite different from the usual plane heads but still helps a big time when I am doing my digital sculptures. It makes an amazing difference to drawing I think. The point about values is particularly interesting.

All roads lead to Rome, as they say. Hi Deirdre, Thanks for the info on the Asaro head. This weblog by Dinotopia creator James Gurney is for illustrators, plein-air painters, sketchers, comic artists, plqnes, art students, and writers.


Gotta study the less than ideal, too! Arno was no male model, but the first couple of prototypes looked more like space aliens. I have bought a skull instead, which has been useful for getting to grips with the actual size and head-ness of a head so much bigger than I realised. Folks spend years mastering it. This post is picking up a thread that I dropped in Aprilthe Loomis head drawings.

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Firstly, I made a few small maquettes with Plasticine, a few inches high. Contact You can write me at: I think it’s a great exercise for any student aaaro come up with their own analysis, and that’s what I did when I was in art school.

Made me recollect something — bet you gonna like it too: In the long run, it compromises the quality of the work. Every time I look at these pictures I want to keep it. This is called sub-surface scattering and all the current renders have it as a default kohn.

The Dutch painters of the Reformation had to find a way to survive without the patronage of wealthy families like the Medici and the Church, they had to produce work targeted to a new market.

She raised the interesting, and I think very valid point that the Loomis method also tends asark standardised, ideal heads. Uohn thought it might be interesting to take an old master drawing and see if I could superimpose the planes on it, feel the form of the head rather than copying the drawing.

To my mind, no one is looking at that question, which addresses the place of art and artist in society.


Feeling the Form – Loomis and the Planes of the Head

The most valuable lesson I learned was that sculpting something in three dimensions builds a three dimensional model of it hhe your mind, which translates directly, almost haed, into drawings with a greater feeling of form. Loomis is the beginners guide to construction, yes, you have to take it further.

There were many much rougher ones before this set,too. Imaginative Realism Signed by the author. There basically two clashing schools in arts training. But without a clear understanding of the structure, that would be hard if not impossible. Flower Painting in the Wild “The best ‘in the wild’ video yet. I’m inspired to make a plane head of my own, since there’s plands better way than a tactile experience like that to really internalize any structure.

Planes of the Head with Loomis – Feeling the Form

Looking Out, Looking In I paint realism in oils, mostly still life. Some artists, I believe Tony Ryder is one, think that the study of anatomy can get in the way and that artists may end up drawing what they know rather than what they see, resulting in a compromising of observational skills. Volumes planee made of planes. Good job with Loomis. Hard to describe, but tangible. The time now is