CHAPTER 9 Understanding Feature Placement and Flow

“Every block of stone has a statue inside it, and it is the task of the sculptor to discover it.”


As you remember from Chapter 2, the Loomis method gives you a foundation on which you can lay down the features of your portrait with considerable accuracy. But by itself, a foundation is only that: a base on which to build. To help you construct your final vision, you need another tool, which is where the Asaro method comes in. Using the Asaro planes, you can construct your subject’s facial features while placing them on your Loomis head. In this chapter, I’ll show you how to fuse these two great methods to work in tandem. You’ll learn how the Loomis method frames the face ...

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