Friday, January 11, 2008

Getting Inside Your Head

I'm studying the head this month. Here are the bone landmarks I'm working to memorize:

Frontal bone - the forehead, the largest frontal plane on the face
Superciliary Arch - underneath the eyebrow, sticks out more than the forehead
Nasal bone - very short, actual nose extends further
Orbital cavity - where the eyeball sits, much larger than you might expect
Zygomatic bone (Arch) - curved bone below eye, sits between down plane underneath eye and the cheek form made by jawbone
Maxilla - upper row of teeth, larger space than you might expect
Mandible - jawbone, shape of it has major effect on shape of face/head.

The image above is my "test". The left column is me drawing from memory (original images posted earlier in the week). The right column is a quick "correction" where I reviewed what I had forgotten on the left. I've discovered that if I write something down, particularly in pictorial form, I remember it. This year I am trying to learn to draw figures from memory, the goal is to be more able to draw what I can see in my mind.

2 comments:

Jeanette said...

This reminds me of the year of anatomy that I did. All the memorization of bones and muscles. It was painful at the time but still stays with me and has been beneficial when drawing the human form.

Jo Castillo said...

This is amazing Rose. Thank you for doing some homework for the rest of us. :)