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Old 06-29-2009, 11:39 AM   #1
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I am looking for an Asaro head. Anyone know where I can find one?
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Old 06-29-2009, 04:49 PM   #2
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http://www.planesofthehead.com/headmodel.asp
or so the website says!
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Old 06-29-2009, 04:57 PM   #3
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Thanks! I'll check it out.
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Old 06-30-2009, 04:35 PM   #4
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Planes of the head

Mike the heads are also available at Scottsdale Artists' School, Scottsdale AZ. If Debra's site doesn't pan out, call them and I'm sure they will advise you. The head is a fantastic purchase and it comes with a very wonderful booklet containing drawings of each feature shown at different angles.
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I will do that to compare prices. The other one is $98.
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Old 06-30-2009, 05:23 PM   #6
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I have been teaching some bargain portrait workshops with no models so I was anxious to explain lighting to novices. I had access to the planes head, but after a long quest, I actually found a male wig head, that had more natural planes for instruction and planning shadow shapes, WITH EARS, at a fixtures store.

I set up a little web album that showed how I used it.
(I used a tiny url... not sure it will work)

They are inexpensive styrofoam, but I used acrylic gesso and with a few coats and some neutral gray they worked excellently for me. They cost me under $10 and I made each student one. Durability-wise, they are a bit delicate, but I liked the more realistic lighting effects.

Back to your originally scheduled thread.
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Old 07-09-2009, 12:08 PM   #7
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Debra,

That is a great idea. I think I will purchase some for my class.

I went ahead and bought one off e-bay. Wanted one for myself to be more "permanent". They have a few more under $60 including shipping.
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I was going to say the shipping from SAS was not going to be the least expensive option!

I must say, neutral gray is fine, but your photo looks much lighter and easier to understand than the real ones I have had my hand on! The again, the best source is a REAL person.

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