Project Details

Vase Face/MONSTER Vase Face

Fall 2017

Art One

Date Due

Oct. 4, 2017

Additional Info

The Vase/Faces Drawing

A side benefit of learning to draw is getting to know your own brain a bit better - for example, how, for you, these two modes compete and cooperate.

Here is a quick exercise designed to illustrate the mental conflict that can occur between L-mode and R-mode.

This is a famous optical illusion drawing, called "Vase/Faces" because it can be seen as either two facing profiles or as a symmetrical vase in the center.

Your job, of course, is to complete the second profile, which will inadvertently complete the symmetrical vase in the center.


In the 2nd part, you will flip your paper over to the back and create a monster profile. You will then use your measuring techniques and create a profile of a monster creature complete with horns, a snarling nose, teeth, and some chin hair. 

You will then complete the 2nd profile using the same techniques that you used on the first image.