by Aunt Herbert, July 2nd 2021 © 2021 Aunt Herbert

Done as part of a practice session with poses of 10 minutes in length.

My current goal is: Improve my shading and rendering of light

Getting used to working more precisely from a Loomis foundation for a clearer idea, how all the smaller planes of a face are oriented

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Nice and extraordinary job on your rendering of your planes, AuntHerbert, that's very genuine, indeed! Those planes look and feel very sculptural themselves.

If I could suggest you an improvement or two, it could be that your planes and forms are a bit too stiffer and too rigid here. Otherwise, they're very elegant and careful. Would you please do a lot of fastest and funniest sketches of the tones and heads and head shapes, with a half-hour of 14 second quick sketches of the heads and tones of the heads, huh?? (1800/14=129 quick sketches strictly for practice) Don't be discouraged that they'll be a recipie for disaster, but just get to it.

The reason why you could and should do this is because, as long as you do a lot of quickest warm-ups, then any of your facial tones and shapes will become the most solidest, fluidest and liveliest.

And if you wanna see more info, be sure to click on these links here: https://www.tomrichmond.com/how-to-draw-caricatures-1-the-5-shapes/14/02/2008/ http://www.alexhays.com/loomis/Andrew%20Loomis%20-%20Drawing%20the%20Head%20and%20Hands.pdf

Good luck to you, and I hope these'll all help.

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