This Open Drawing Session is dedicated to the exploration of the facial features that will be at first discussed and drawn considering their typical proportions and correct positioning on the face and head, then with a number of quick sketches from various angles and foreshortenings, exploring a few of the infinite creative possibilities that the facial features and facial expressions can offer to artists.
A good occasion to brush up on this subject or to win the “natural” hesitation we might have about drawing this complex but satisfying topic.
Graphite pencils in HB-2B, and or colored pencils in red earth (burnt Sienna or Venetian red, Indian red, sanguine…), brown, black.
Good –decent quality drawing paper such as Strathmore, Canson, Legion. The paper can be white or tone, your choice.
Easer, pencil sharpeners.
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Roberto Osti teaches figure drawing and human anatomy for artists at the New York Academy of Art and the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts. Formally trained as a medical illustrator before becoming a fine artist, Osti has contributed his work to many science and art publications. His paintings have been exhibited in galleries in Europe and the United States. He is the author of Basic Human Anatomy (2016), an art instruction best seller and classic reference book. His latest book , Dynamic Human Anatomy has been released in March 2021.