Course detail

Drawing of Head

FSI-YKHAcad. year: 2023/2024

The subject focuses on study drawing of head by plastic bust and live model. It builds on study of anatomy and perception of structure, connections, proportions and details of head. The subject leads to development of drawing expression.

Language of instruction


Number of ECTS credits


Mode of study

Not applicable.

Entry knowledge

Knowledge of perspective, ability to use it in practice and experience with drawing still-lifes of industrial products. Expressing volume and basic characteristic features of the model are essential.

Rules for evaluation and completion of the course

Graded course-unit credit requirements: Attendance at exercises, meeting assigned projects deadlines. Resulting evaluation consists of evaluations on tasks (drawings). In total it will be possible to aquire 100 points. Resulting classification will be defined by the ECTS scale. If some of the projects are awarded less than half of the maximum pts., final evaluation of the course is "failed".
According to the article No. 13 of Study and Examination Rules of Brno University of Technology ECTS evaluation degree scale is used. If some of the projects are awarded less than 50 pts., final evaluation of the course is "failed". The course is evaluated with the following grades: ECTS EVALUATION DEGREES / PTS. RATING / NUMERIC RATING: A / 100 - 90 / 1 / Excellent; B /89 - 80 / 1,5 / Very good; C / 79 - 70 / 2 / Good; D / 69 - 60 / Satisfactory; E / 59 - 50 / Sufficient; F / 49 - 0 / 4 / Failed.
Compulsory attendance at seminars. Education runs according to the week schedule. The way of compensation of missed seminars is specified by the tutor.


The aim of the subject is to deepen the knowledge of drawing as a basic visual representation and gain the ability to build the volume of the head, with emphasis on its proportions and expression of character.

Technical and routine drawing of head and gaining basic habits for building up volume when drawing a head and expression its character.

Study aids

Not applicable.

Prerequisites and corequisites

Not applicable.

Basic literature

BAMMES, Gottfried. Die Gestalt des Menschen: Lehr- und Handbuch der Künstleranatomie. Freiburg: Christophorus Verlag, 2009. ISBN 978-3862300013.
TEISSIG, Karel. Techniky kresby. Vyd. 2. Praha: Aventinum, 1995. Umělcova dílna. ISBN 80-85277-49-2.

Recommended reading

KOS, Jaroslav a Pavel ŽILÁK. Anatomie člověka pro výtvarníky. Praha: Aventinum, 1996. ISBN 80-85277-98-0.
PARRAMÓN, José M. Velká kniha o kresbě. Praha: Svojtka a Vašut, 1996. ISBN 80-7180-093-7.

BALLESTAR, Vicente B. a Jordi VIGUÉ. Skici: kompletní průvodce skicováním. Čestlice: Rebo, 2005. ISBN isbn80-7234-431-5.

Classification of course in study plans

  • Programme N-PDS-P Master's, 1. year of study, winter semester, elective

Type of course unit


Studio work

39 hours, compulsory

Teacher / Lecturer


Drawing of the skull according to the model, volume, symmetry, proportions

Head drawing based on plaster bust, perspective, characteristic features

Drawing of the head according to the live model, profile, side view, three-quarter view, movement

Evaluation of semester, analysis of strengths and weaknesses of individual works