There are several ‘Planes of the Head’ on the the market but this one is absolutely free! Ok, at least it will cost you only four sheets of paper, some glue, printer ink and 2-3 hours working time. Compared to the 115$ that an original Asaro head costs this is practically nothing!
What is a ‘Planes of the Head’ actually good for?
Such a head sculpture shows you the simplified planes of the head. Please read the following pages for further information on how useful this can be in your atelier at home and how to practise with it:
How to make it:
- Regular inkjet or laser printer
- White paper – it should have at least 160g/m² to guarantee a sturdy model in the end
- Crafting glue – other glues are fine too but I recommend crafting glue for working with paper
- Crafting knife
How to assemble it
Download the PDF and print it out. The file is DIN A4 sized – for those living in a country with different paper sizes please use the “scale to page” setting in the printer dialog before printing. Take care to keep the proportions.
Cut the forms along the solid lines, score along the dashed lines and fold them. There are two types of dashed lines: the finer lines (the majority of dashed lines) are meant to be fold outwards and the coarser dashed lines are meant to be fold inwards.
Then glue it all together. I recommend glueing the face first and then glueing towards the occipital.
Free skull paper model
Joshua Harker has published a free paper model of a skull. See this video how to assemble it and in the video description you will find a link to download the template file.
There are some downsides to this free model: Unfortunately the lines are dark and thick so the end result will have visible lines. Maybe you can tweak the printer settings to print it in a light grey.
Also it has no overlapping parts to glue parts together which makes it necessary to use tape instead of glue.