Head Fundamentals: Skull: Start to Finish with Brian Knox


Registration Opens December 30th, 2020 at 8am PT

Audit: Watch instructor warm up, demo and receive photo reference every week.

Full Participation: Watch instructor warm up, demo, receive photo reference AND receive instructor critique every week.

All videos will be available until two weeks after week 5 of the term.


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Instructor Critiques for Full Participation Students will be uploaded for viewing approximately one week after each class. 

Date : Jan. 23- Feb 20th.

Length: 5 Weeks

Videos Uploaded: Saturday at 12pm PT.

Level :  Beginner

As a student, learning to draw skulls helped improve my head drawings in many ways I didn’t anticipate. Head Fundamentals: Skull Start to Finish is exactly what it sounds like; five week of skull drawing! Some of the things I learned from studying skulls include: big shape of the head, box like shape of the head, cranial mass size and shape, jaw shape, size, and placement, relationship of the centerline to the nose connection and tooth cylinder, the gestural relationship between the cranial mass and jaw when constructing the big shape of the head, working from big shapes to small, and much more.
The first three weeks of this class will be devoted to skull construction from different views and angles. The third week may be brought up to the two-value stage. The final two weeks will feature full value skull demos, but the critique videos for full participation students will continue to focus on construction unless otherwise requested by the student.


• Conte 1710b or Wolf’s Carbon 6B charcoal pencil

• Smooth Newsprint

• Single Edge Razor Blade

• Sanding Pad

• Kneaded Eraser

Brian Knox

Brian Knox began studying full time at the atelier in 2012 and began teaching in 2015. As a student his emphasis was on logical and simple head and figure construction. As an instructor his dedication to teaching full time has allowed him to focus on finding clear explanations for complicated concepts and, when combined with his gestural/structural approach to head and figure drawing, has helped countless students tackle difficult subjects over the last 5 years. Brian’s ultimate goal is to produce a series of head and figure drawing books that rival those of the great instructors of the past (i.e. Bridgman, Loomis) but in a more modern format. Each term brings him one step closer to realizing that goal.

Additional information

Class Type

Full Participation, Audit