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Define Hair Sculpture.
Artistic carving or removing of hair lengths to create various forms or shapes.
Three basic observations levels used for hair sculpture analysis
Basic-overall form or shape of the sculpture
Detail-surface decoration or texture of the form
- Abstract-graphic representation of the hair sculpture that
- represents the physical structure (blueprint)
What is the form line?
The outer line or silhouette that is created from the basic form of the hair
When analyzing the design of the shape, what is the only to consider?
Name and describe the two types of Texture
Unactivated-Texture made up of smooth, unbroken lines
Activated-Texture made up of broken lines and exposed ends
The arrangement of lengths across the curves of the head
What is a structure Graphic? When and why would you use it?
A diagram that provides an abstract view of the length arrangement (structure) to scale and proportions; used as a blueprint for the final sculpture.
Name two ways to analyze structure. Explain the importance of each.
- Natural Fall-description of the hair's appearance when the hair lengths falls naturally and are at rest.
- - Allows you to observe the surface appearance and the character and direction of the form line/overall shape.
- - Provides information about the length or level at which the hair relates to the actual anatomy of the head.
- Normal Projection-hair is viewed abstractly as if it were positioned at ninety degrees from the various curves of the head's surface.
- - Allows you to analyze the progression of hair lengths as you move around to different places on the head.
- - Gives you the ability to duplicate any given design as well as develop your own creativity.
aka: one-length cut, bob, Dutch boy, blunt cut or 0 degrees angle cut
- shape: rectangle
- color-code: blue
- texture: unactivated
- structure: shorter exterior progressing to longer interior
- weight: max weight develops at the form line since all lengths fall to the same level
- aka: Wedge or 45 angle cut
- shape: triangle
- color code: yellow
- texture: unactivated/activated
- structure: shorter exterior gradually progressing to longer interior
- weight: found above the perimeter form line, where the unactivated and activated textures meet
- aka: Shag or 180 angle cut
- shape: oval
- color code: red
- texture: activated
- structure: shorter interior progressing to longer exterior
- weight: no concentration of weight since lengths disperse across the curves of the head
UNIFORMLY LAYERED FORM
- aka: Layered cut or 90 degree angle cut
- color code: green
- shape: circular
- texture: activated
- structure: same lengths throughout
- weight: no concentration of weight in any particular area, due to even weight distribution of hair
- Other than being a much shorter cut than the graduated form, gradations mimic the same structure.
- Four basic design forms apply to men, too.
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