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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As you know i have been jkhn with Loomis myself for the past few months and at this point have a whole bunch of heads done…Have not ventured into the planes yet…Was just wondering what kind of paper you use for doing these heads…I have been debating a move from newsprint to better paper in doing the loomis head studies…any ideas?

Have you ever done any sculpture Lisa? Made any resolutions yet? Great posting and discussion. I wouldn’t recommend it for physical “use” being vintage and ceramic. Working from imagination is a useful skill no doubt. Sounds absurd, but I think American soap operas and blockbuster movies still work with the same ideal—Harrison Ford looks like he was drawn by Loomis.

The forms have more depth and three dimensionality to my eyes,and the planes are fitting together much more convincingly. Perhaps such questions heda of necessity more often left to people who have the time to address them. The first four jlhn here, reading from the top of the page down, are pretty much in the same vein as the previous sheet. You’ll find practical studio tips, insights into the making of the Dinotopia books, and first-hand reports from art schools and museums.


If you fill this in, you heae be marked as a spammer. At least, I believe Reynolds, Raeburn and Lawrence did.

Planes of the Head with Loomis – Feeling the Form

The one on the right subdivides the planes further. Kf were fun to do, and instructive, but I felt the need to do something life-size in asato to properly resolve the planes, so the final head was made from clay. His latest post is on this very subject, and makes very interesting reading, highly recommended: Good job with Loomis. I enjoyed hearing about Arno. For every Michelangelo there were thousands of jobbing artisans.

Feeling the Form – Loomis and the Planes of the Head

I got hold of a mannequin bust from ebay and drew the main divisions of the planes on it. When I was drawing a head,I had a new, much clearer conception of the three dimensionality of the asqro I was describing with two dimensional lines.

If you have forgotten your username or password, you can request to have your username emailed to you and to reset your password. I think the first two were drawn using the mannequin head as a model and the second two were imagined. Mastering Drawing the Human Figure. Are you studying with Jeffery Watts?

He is a friend of John Asaro and uses the Rhe head in his teachings. Trusts only his eyes.

Admitting that limitation, the books are extraordinary for their thorough technical knowledge. Newer Post Older Post Home. Casein in the Wild Painting on location in opaque water media. I felt that CA. Part of her job is to draw heads based on the descriptions of witnesses. Contact You can write me planea I look at it this way: I imagine the thought and work involved in making your own head pays off quite well in terms of retaining a basic idea of how to draw a well proportioned head.

February 3rd, 1. Hi Lisa, thanks very much for posting your thoughts here. Learned this from an anatomy instructor, who trains animators.


Planes of the Head – Artist’s Mannequin Head

Yup, that is the tough part for me. The one on the left is a simple breakdown, with front, side, and bottom planes. Lost Password Recovery Form If you have forgotten your username or password, you can request to have your username emailed to you and to reset your password.

In the video he talks about the Asaro head, shows a printed handout with the planes model, and then he draws and shows how he uses the planes approach to constuct the head. And of course we generally only if about the very greatest personalities of a given age, the exceptions.

You can even break down the scattering into different layers and paint a texture for each of them. He simplifies the form of a head down into the main planes and proceeds to draw them from a variety of perspectives, and to draw asaaro very well.

As an illustrator, Loomis would have found a planar system useful to figure out how light would have lit a head so that he could figure out relative values in the planes as they relate to the light source. Thank you for the post. I had never heard of plane heads. Would like to share my thoughts: When bits started falling off him I broke him up and ot him in the bin.

I am playing with this also since I got some binos for Christmas. The PERspiration is up to us! Very interesting and very pertinent points Erik.