The Portrait Art Class just keeps on getting better. We did some live model drawings this week which was a lot of fun. I'll probably not use them all, but we are getting exposed to a lot of different techniques and media. Charcoal drawing portraits has no appeal to me. Neither does watercolor. But I'm getting really good with the pencil - - - I did a great rendering of John Glenn the other day.
The Forensic Art Class is even better. Our skull and the various tools and materials for doing a clay modeling over the skull have arrived. Will be working on that in a couple weeks. My term project will be comparing the facial features of Japanese to Great Basin Native Americans (Indians). That will be a 45 minute presentaion to be done as our final.
I'll be starting with a brief description of how the Ainu, Jomon and Yayoi peoples migrated from mainland Asia to Japan. Then some about the four major migrations of Asians to the Americas. Then I'll be showing a lot of photographs of World War II Japanese Admirals and photos of 1870-1900 Indians - comparing them. I've kept the subjects all males and ages 40 to 60 to simplify it. Then I'm making drawings of some of the Indians dressed in Japanese military uniforms and Japanese in Indian attire.....
I'll post some of them as they get completed.
Still another 10,000 trails yet to explore......and so little time.