The Classic Head Study

A work in progress from a plaster cast.

Rather than draw this first I tried to progress with a sculptor’s view – modelling the head shape and picking out the areas of shade first then working in the features and the detail. Although plaster has quite a dull surface it was interesting to work on the subtlety of tones and start to suggest the liveliness which marble has.

More to go here but I was happy that the head seems to have the weight and solidity of a physical sculpture even though I still have it ‘floating’ somewhere.

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