Painting the Human Head

Painting the Human Head
Painting from a live model; unique aspects of portraiture and colors of the human face.
 Hours3.0 Credit, 2.0 Lecture, 4.0 Lab
 PrerequisitesDESIL 350R
 ProgramsContaining DESIL 450R
Course Outcomes

Oil Painting

Students will be able to demonstrate solid craftsmanship with the oil painting medium and brushes as well as excel in the application of value and color design.

Structuring and Painting the Human Head

Students will be able to apply a variety of elements and procedures to create interpretations of the human head in primarily draped situations, including proportion, measuring and construction, positive and negative shapes, angles, geometric shapes and anatomy, identifying landmarks, using light and shadow, atmospheric perspective, edges, and understanding the variety of male and female and ethnic head types.

Color and Tempurature

Students will be able to understand principles of color theory, including the three dimensions of color and the principles related to temperature of color. Students will have the ability to convincingly execute and communicate sound color principles as they work through a variety of palettes from very limited to full-color palettes.

Illustration Composition

Students will be able to know and apply figure-ground relationships, narrative content, conceptual ideation, and staging and positioning principles.

"Seeing" and Translating

Students will be able to utilize the skills of "seeing" and translating rather than merely rendering the human head.