Creating Form – With Planes
Breaking an organic complex form down into shapes can help you understand what the different planes are doing and how they create form. Daarken takes you through the process of doing a study from an Asaro head and explains how planes can help you create paintings from your imagination.
Update – I just want to clarify a bit further about the oval technique. What I meant in the video is that most people tend to draw the oval in 1 second without even looking at the model. They kind of use it as a generic shorthand instead of taking the time to look at the model and trying to reproduce their head shape accurately. Yes there are some people that start out with the oval and the lines for landmarks, so there are always going to be exceptions to the rule. I am just showing you my method because that is how I was trained. My method is by far not the best or only method out there, so I encourage you to at least try different things to see if that technique fits you better.