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Head Drawing and Construction

An 8-week course deconstructing and constructing the human head; students will become familiar with the shapes and form and will learn to draw the head with knowledge of anatomy

Course Categories
Course Format:
Standard
Duration:
8 weeks
Materials:
Homework can be done in any medium pencil and paper/ or on tablet/Photoshop
Lecture Type:
Pre-recorded
Assignment:
Due each week. Expect to spend 8-10 hrs/wk viewing lectures, q&a, and time on assignments.
Skills Level:
Intermediate
Feedback:
Individual recordings
Q&A:
Once a week
Prerequisites:
Analytical Figure Drawing or a good command of form, perspective, and anatomy
Course Format:
Standard
Duration:
8 weeks
Materials:
Homework can be done in any medium pencil and paper/ or on tablet/Photoshop
Lecture Type:
Pre-recorded
Assignment:
Due each week. Expect to spend 8-10 hrs/wk viewing lectures, q&a, and time on assignments.
Skills Level:
Intermediate
Feedback:
Individual recordings
Q&A:
Once a week
Prerequisites:
Analytical Figure Drawing or a good command of form, perspective, and anatomy
Course Format:
Standard
Duration:
8 weeks
Materials:
Homework can be done in any medium pencil and paper/ or on tablet/Photoshop
Lecture Type:
Pre-recorded
Assignment:
Due each week. Expect to spend 8-10 hrs/wk viewing lectures, q&a, and time on assignments.
Skills Level:
Intermediate
Feedback:
Individual recordings
Q&A:
Once a week
Prerequisites:
Analytical Figure Drawing or a good command of form, perspective, and anatomy
COURSE OVERVIEW
COURSE OVERVIEW
WHAT YOU'LL LEARN
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The more you know, the better.

Week 1 | Head Construction and Abstraction

Explore different angles and shapes of the head. We will create orthographic views of the head, breaking down key elements and landmarks to help plot out the beginnings of your facial and head structure.

Week 2 | Skull Construction

Demonstrations of how to break down the structure of the skull and portray it anatomically correct in multiple views. We will also go over interpreted lighting and volumes to help express depth, direction, and other important features carried on in the expressions of the face later.

Week 3 | Head Anatomy

We will cover basic muscle groups of the head including abstractions of muscle groups from various angles. Using interpretive lighting, we will help plot volume and shape in accordance with the angle and position of the head.

Week 4 | Facial Features

This week will focus on covering the shape design of each facial feature and structure of the face. This will be a non-cartoony approach.

Week 5 | Gender & Age

Head shapes are different for each part of your age, and on top of that, gender. We will be going over baby heads, young child heads, all the way to old adult heads. There will be demonstrations on how to add subtle exaggerations and nuances based on younger or older, masculine or feminine structures.

Week 6 | Facial Expressions

This week will be focusing on expressions and the muscles that activate them. We will focus on anger, fear, disgust and sadness expressions.

Week 7 | Expressions & Hair

This week will be focusing on expressions and the muscles that activate them. We will focus on happy, surprised, and joyful expressions, as well as hair.

Week 8 | Rendering & Lighting the Head

Focus on how to finish a drawing. Take all previous week’s information and combine them together to render a final image. Discuss what it is to take a drawing to its final stage by analyzing the works of other artists and how they handle details. Finally see how values show form for the human head.

Head Drawing and Construction
WHAT YOU’LL LEARN
Instructor

Your journey starts here

Christian Nacorda
TBA

Christian Nacorda is a concept artist, sculptor, and instructor starting teaching in 2005 Art Institute Orange County, He currently teaches at Art Institute Inland Empire and Norco College. Previously held a position of a sculptor at Atomic Monkey working on various titles such as Simpsons, Family Guy, Uncharted, Halo, Bioshock, Chicken Little, and Meet the Robinsons.

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Ulina Small

He is a very personable guy—his spirit makes learning this content fun. He is good at not only finding the students faults, but also remembering to point out the things the student has done well.

Amy Chen

He has a great personality that shines through in the lectures. His lectures are always funny, interesting, and informative. I enjoyed watching all of the videos and participating in the live Q&As.

Adele Hentz

My instructor was incredible, one of the best teachers I’ve ever had in my life—I want to take all of his classes! He has been such a fantastic help to my growth as an artist.

Angie Avila

Great teacher and always made the class enjoyable.

Matej Silecky

Christian was a great instructor.

Jonah Warnock

Really good at explaining difficult concepts and was really nice to everyone.

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Head Drawing and Construction
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SUMMER TERM REGISTRATION
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COURSE BEGINS
July 14th
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