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    Facial plane air rage.

    Lo there.

    Iv been practicing the facial planes from the Andrew Loomis heads and hands book, but am becoming increasingly frustrated, as the side view and the front view seem to have similar yet different planes (perhaps wrong) but this is becoming pretty infuriating, I was hoping perhaps someone could help me out with this.

    The paperback version I *was using* only has two of these 4 planes, 2 are from the anatomy section as well as an extract taken out of context.


    Facial plane air rage.


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    its art, not science.

    planes will differ from person to person.
    so pick which ever you think LOOKS better, and use that.
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    but it’s the same person, not two people, at a frontal view and a side view....
    Arg, dam planes.

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    Edit: I don’t understand either.
    He saying I should memorize these, that through these planes any head can be build, but if they differ, do they differ in proportion only?

    This is confusing as hell.

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    It's not a 3-D model turnaround.
    There isn't an exact correspondence because the planes are a conceptual abstraction to help you understand the form of the head. You don't have to use those exact same ones, or the same ones every time. What you do need to do is learn to conceptualize the head (or anything else) in geometric terms. Do a some self portaits, copy some photos, and try to see how the planes loomis indicates relate to actual faces. You will build up a mental model of the planar structure of the head, which will improve both your life/reference drawing and your drawing from imagination. When working from reference, you use the light to get the planes. When working from your head, you use the planes to get the light.

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    Thanks.

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    Well said, Tristan.

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