Head Sculpture – The Planes of the Head Art

Head Sculpture – The Planes of the Head Art


welcome to head sculpture the planes of the head in this video we’re going to be taking a look at how to sculpt the head and identify the major planes of that first we start off with the profile by carving out the major planes of our profile next what you’re going to do is look over this sculpture and clean up some areas obviously you won’t have to do this if you’re working with wood or stone and once you do this you have all the top layers of your face then you can carve the four major planes at the face being the side planes up the forehead and the side plains of the cheeks it will resemble kind of like a diamond shape once you get to this point the rest is just refining other smaller planes you can establish the width of the nose and as you can see we already have quite a bit of planes in the beginning and once you do that you can cover the first top plane of the cheek throughout the video I’m going to be carving out little tiny slivers for each plane if you have any problems seeing the sculpture clearly you can take a look at the right-hand corner of the video there we have our finished sculpture with all the planes of the head what i’m doing here is just carving the forehead region of the face and establishing the brow the planes of the brows as well and we’ll have three parts then the angle of the eye socket planes it also have three planes one will be the Keystone area other one will be kind of flat surface and the side of the eye socket area we’re not going to be taking a look at the eyes in this video that will be for the second part of the video mmm now that we have the top plane ever knows we can take a look at the side planes of the nose just keep in mind it will resemble a triangle a good way to carve any area within the face is just to see it as having three different planes so for example the nose will have three different lands the top and two side planes the forehead will have three different planes so from the top floor head region to the side clients being your temple region your cheeks will have three different planes as well so you have the top and two side plates the muzzle region will have three different places as well and that’s pretty much simplifying the head plus it seems kind of hard to work with because it doesn’t pull off very easily next what I’m taking a look at is the muzzle region it will have three different planes so the top plane and the two side planes right over here i’m looking at the structure of the eye socket point or the brow plane of the temple region of the face I personally don’t understand why more artists don’t try sculpting the head i think it gives you a better understanding of 3d form of the head as well as the planes of the head and lighting which happens to the head in different situations ok so just to recap you have the top plane of your cheekbone the front plane of the cheekbone next I’m taking a look at the muzzle region this will also have three different planes the side plains of the muscle area and the top link then you have to side planes of your nose the top plane of your nose the bottom plane of your nose and the two side planes of the nose then you have the bottom plane of your lip and the two side planes of the lip then you have your three planes of the bottom lip your three planes of the lower bottom lip the top plane of your chin and the bottom plane of the chin then you have the side plane in your cheeks which is one huge mass our first incision then another side plane which is like boxy for the side of the jaw then you have your two side planes for your temple region a top plane for your forehead region and to side planes for your forehead region then a top plane for the top of the forehead and two side planes for the top of your forehead and that’s basically your head once you created this simple structure you can put it into different positions and just draw the basic form of the head so i highly recommend trying to sculpt this head as you see here just simplifying the forms and I think it’s very useful so be sure to stay tuned for part 2 where we’ll take a look at the brow structure as well as the three planes of the eyelids and the eye structure so stay tuned for that and i hope you enjoy this video and give me a like or comment below

29 thoughts on “Head Sculpture – The Planes of the Head Art

  1. Amazing – have always wondered how sculptors do their work. Thank you for this wonderful demonstration, I am not an artist so no clue about sculpture!

  2. Hey, I'm doing sculting for somewhat the first time. I am looking at reference from matteo pugliese who does emerging wall pieces. I'm in tune to his work but he gives little of no approach explained. Thing you could help me with some references and guidance?

  3. Could I buy a model like this from you? Would help me immensely. If not, are there similar models on the market?

  4. not real helpful for woodcarving as with clay you can push, form, reform with your fingers or the knife, but not so with wood…what dimension block do you start with please?

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