When rendering complex forms, such as the palm fronds in Chapter 8, it is helpful to simplify the forms into facets or planes. Once you are able to think of form in these terms, you can draw more complicated three-dimensional objects.
Interpret Form Through Planes 148
Cross-Sections of Form 150
The Planes of the Hand 152
The Planes of the Head 153
Choose Your Subject and Prepare Your Materials 154
Let the Light Reveal the Planes 155
Drawing Demonstration: A Palm and a Deer Skull 156
Gallery: Geometric Drawings 164
The subjects that we have been rendering so far have included objects that for the most part can be analyzed in terms of basic geometric forms such as the sphere, the cube, or the cylinder. In this section, you will be introduced to some concepts that will help you render your own organic or irregular shaped objects in tone.
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