Matrix 9 - Combinations

Square graduation triangular graduation firefly

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Overview

Firefly is a combination of two geometries, square and triangular. We work with the same graduation technique and construct two geometries. We start the construction of Firefly from the temple. First we have to locate the natural parting, because this design is built with the natural parting. You will see it on the top view. After that we separate the main black-colored section. You can see it on the view. It starts from the top of the ear and moves up towards the internal part perpendicularly to the floor. Then we separate additional blue-colored sections starting from the temple. The geometry of the sections is square. The orienting points on the bone structure are the corner of the nose and the earlobe. We separate the additional sections according to them. Each section is parallel to the previous one.

We approach the internal part of the shape gradually rising the elevation. We start with the line and gradually rise sections higher moving upward. The short red arrows show the elevation and the over-direction back to the previous section. The elevation for the external graduation is minimal. The long red arrow shows the level, where the elevation stops. In this point we build up the weight. Then we go over to the triangular geometry on the back of the head. Then we separate additional sections starting from the edge of hair growth. We move to the center of the back of the head. Each section is parallel to the previous one. We approach the internal part of the shape.

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Overview

Firefly is a combination with square graduation on the side. We build square graduation as far as the vertical section with minimal elevation, like this. We build up heavy weight. Then we construct triangular graduation on the back of the head. The difference in lengths results in the movement of the weight towards the back of the head. The shape expands from the face to the back of the head. The range of lengths for this design is from the middle of the ear to the earlobe. Do not try to construct it with longer or shorter hair, it won’t look good. The dynamics will be wrong. If you build it on shorter hair, the shape will turn dramatically up. The design will be too narrow, it won’t look natural. If you build this design on longer hair, it will probably sag.

Let’s talk about the main sections. We need to find the vertical section that divides hair into hair falling to the sides and hair falling to the back of the head. Then we separate sections for square geometry, the orienting points on the bone structure are the corner of the lips and the corner of the jaw. The client’s chin must be parallel to the floor. The body position is opposite the section. The perpendicular must point at the center of your body. Lower the client’s head to the level of your chest. The comb mirrors the section like a ruler. We take the section and cut it with the needed geometry. This mannequin has porous hair that is why we will work with the longest possible length for firefly, a bit lower of the earlobe. We lower the section on the bone structure and check if we have built a square line.

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