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My Webinar for Portrait Society of America

The human face is probably the most rewarding part of the human figure for an artist to draw or paint.
Head and face can also be an intimidating subject because of its inherent structural and physiognomic complexities.

The demonstration in this webinar is for the artist interested in portraiture and in mastering this challenging yet fascinating subject, focusing on some of the fundamentals of the head:

  • volumes
  • planes
  • proportions
  • landmarks of the head.
This lecture is part of a complete set of courses that systematically analyze the human head from various points of view:

  • structure and planes,
  • skeleton muscles
  • external features
  • facial expressions.

This method, devised during the Renaissance, has been elaborated since and it permits the artist to “read” the forms of the head more accurately and increase the aesthetic and expressive aspects of their artworks.
roberto osti
roberto osti
Roberto Osti teaches figure drawing and human anatomy for artists at the New York Academy of Art, University of the Arts in Philadelphia, and the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts. Formally trained as a medical illustrator before becoming a fine artist, Osti has contributed his work to many science and art publications. His paintings have been exhibited in galleries in Europe and the United States. He is the author of Basic Human Anatomy (2016), an art instruction best seller and classic reference book. His latest book , Dynamic Human Anatomy has been released in March 2021.

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