This is a teaching demo I did at the Shadbolt Center for the Arts, July 2014, in Burnaby BC
The aim was to examine the basics of constructing the face by drawing in a pose similar to Vermeer’s famous masterpiece.
This video moves step by step so that learners can work along. It’s not intended to exhibit or impress, just to communicate. It’s very basic, but covers the typical forms and their construction. It’s great to work from a live model, and photos can also be useful. But it’s a time-honored method to create an ‘internal model’. Then, while working, compare an actual model to your internalized knowledge of the architecture of the face and figure.