We started off the day with a plate from the Charles Bargue Drawing book- plate 59 is a great breakdown of how to see large angles and proportions, and slowly refine them into a more complete rendering.
This is the complete plate- we did the first two stages :)
This is my quick demo of the first stage- we applied some sight size principles.
Some visual explanations of how to breakdown what you are seeing- starting with the large gesture and working to a more defined contour. The handout on the right is talking about using plumbs, abstract shapes, and giving shapes a reference.
The top is a demo of working from a 3d reference- in this case a life cast of a face. You apply the same basic structure as the Bargue drawing to observing 3d form.
This is one of the face casts we were drawing from!