This is the sad part, the last volume in Van Arno's repertoire for The Gnomon Workshop, enjoyed every minute of it. The quick poses in a range of expressions were a heck of fun.
Drawing the head can be the most challenging aspect of figure drawing. In this tutorial, Van Arno addresses common mistakes and provides tips to keep features in proportion. He demonstrates two methods of tackling facial symmetry in perspective, and works up to long poses using each of these methods. Along the way, Van also executes some quick poses of extreme facial expression. Successful head drawing is a great confidence builder for developing artists. Once competence in lighting and perspective are acquired, other issues of figure drawing are more easily addressed. Topics include male vs female proportions, facial construction from simple to detailed, the planes of the face, volume and perspective, light and shadow.