Male & female planar busts


Price £80 (+£16 VAT in European countries)

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Simplify the human head into angular sections of shadow or light that represent the main landmarks and volumes required to convey an accurate face.

Drawing and sculpting the human face from a photo reference or life can be tricky, particularly when you are trying to create an original concept or composition. There are so many curved and organic surfaces to consider and portray, meaning it can be easy to lose your way in your work or become frustrated. For years artists have been making this process more straightforward by working from planar references.

The male and female planar busts are designed to help you portray accurate proportions and offer a reference that can be used to generate many different character concepts or artworks for years to come. By lighting the planar reference from different directions or holding it at a slightly different angle you can generate an endless array of lighting conditions and points of view. This would be almost impossible with a photo reference or when drawing from life. The possibilities of what you can achieve with these busts are therefore endless.

To make it even easier to identify the key planes and landmarks, the busts are cast in a gray resin that generates a useful, contrasting surface. The head is also split into two halves: the left side features simplified planes and the right side more planes and therefore more complexity.

Product details – Male
Cast in neutral grey resin
6.7-inches/17cm tall
Weight approx 726 grams

Product details – Femalebuy-in-shop3
Cast in neutral grey resin
6.4-inches/16.2cm tall
Weight approx 726 grams