We did a bit of technique this week as I took the boys through the correct proportions of a human face. We did the same thing last year, only this year I had them draw each other's faces and last year they drew their own.
This is a basic breakdown of how a well proportioned face should be. (Image pulled from web.)
As with almost any lesson that's high on technique and low on art supplies, there was a big of grumbling and lost focus. They all wanted to give each other horns, elf ears, and 101 teeth. I told them the first face had to be drawn to the best of their ability, but they could go to town on a second face. (I should have taken photos of some of those!)
Here are the proper faces.
|Magoo's portrait of Curly|
|Mo's portrait of Magoo|
|Curly's portrai of Mo|
Next week we're going to continue with faces, but we're going to add watercolors to the mix!