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Re: Official Anatomy Thread

Reply #250 on: January 04, 2010, 10:11:33 pm
There's some amazing stuff in here.
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Re: Official Anatomy Thread

Reply #251 on: April 14, 2010, 04:54:07 pm
Some CnC on this would be great, I'm sort of new to this anatomy dealy but I've done several pages of sketches on paper through the months. I know the feet are horrendous.

I saved it as JPEG...first time I've ever made such a mistake.

Second attempt
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Re: Official Anatomy Thread

Reply #252 on: April 18, 2010, 11:25:59 am
I didn't think that this would be worth making a topic about, so I'm just gonna ask this here.

How do you go about learning anatomy? What's the best way?

Do you start with learning the skeleton? The muscles?

And what is a good reference for this kinda thing? I've used Andrew Loomis a few times but I always hear mixed things about it.

I've heard it's the best and that it's not that good at all.

It's just that I'd love to start studying anatomy, but I have no idea where to start. Any suggestions would be really helpful.

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Re: Official Anatomy Thread

Reply #253 on: April 18, 2010, 01:58:04 pm
I didn't think that this would be worth making a topic about, so I'm just gonna ask this here.

How do you go about learning anatomy? What's the best way?

Do you start with learning the skeleton? The muscles?
Live study or photographic reference of nudes is where I would start.

I don't want to dissuade you from studying the underlying anatomy because it is definately worthy, but getting confident with more general concepts like form, proportion and foreshortening are most important for the beginner.

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Re: Official Anatomy Thread

Reply #254 on: April 18, 2010, 02:11:39 pm
General consensus is probably going to be something like WHO KNOWS MEN JUST DO IT!

But I started by attending some local lifedrawing classes (DO ITTTTTTTTTTTTT) and acquiring many helpful books that gave me things to think about and focus upon whilst attending said lifedrawing classes.

I reccomend the Force book (http://www.drawingforce.com/) because it doesn't immediately vault into flexors and extensors and the latin names of finicky little bones, but starts with much, much broader concepts of anatomy, such as how to "see" where the force or weight is, how to see the forceful shapes, and how to actually start drawing. It's not necessarily an anatomy book in the technical sense, but I found it to be a lot of fun and improvement inducing.

Experience and failing a lot is always the best teacher, though. I'm extremely hypocritical on that front. I should go draw. RIGHT NOW.

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Re: Official Anatomy Thread

Reply #255 on: April 19, 2010, 09:07:09 pm
I found a really nifty thread on conceptart.org titled 'Realism vs Construction' that discusses two different approaches to figure drawing.

Thread is here: http://conceptart.org/forums/showthread.php?t=160487

The difference is between precisely copying the light values (realism) vs building from 3d forms (construction).  Two large images from the thread that show the difference visually, linked for size:

Construction
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3174/3068048269_570ea2b402_o.jpg

Realism
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3014/3068914058_d21fa2ab40_o.jpg

I'm only on about page 4 of that thread as I post this but there is a lot of discussion about different art schools and how they approach the subject. 

Tourist

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Re: Official Anatomy Thread

Reply #256 on: April 19, 2010, 11:52:14 pm
I found a really nifty thread on conceptart.org titled 'Realism vs Construction' that discusses two different approaches to figure drawing.

Thread is here: http://conceptart.org/forums/showthread.php?t=160487

The difference is between precisely copying the light values (realism) vs building from 3d forms (construction).  Two large images from the thread that show the difference visually, linked for size:

Construction
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3174/3068048269_570ea2b402_o.jpg

Realism
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3014/3068914058_d21fa2ab40_o.jpg

I'm only on about page 4 of that thread as I post this but there is a lot of discussion about different art schools and how they approach the subject. 

Tourist

Wow, man.  That is literally a goldmine of information.  Thanks for sharing!

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Re: Official Anatomy Thread

Reply #257 on: April 20, 2010, 12:34:21 am
Pay attention to the section with the free online PDFs. I know some of you haven't got copies of Loomis, Bridgman and Hogarth yet. Vilppu is interesting too, especially for the gestural approach.

Loomis and Vilppu are the best to get started with in my opinion. Bridgman and Hogarth can be a bit daunting at first. Don't neglect the early exercises. Getting convincing gestural stickmen on paper can be a much better exercise than jumping right into anatomically correct, constructed drawings.

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Re: Official Anatomy Thread

Reply #258 on: May 11, 2010, 07:18:54 pm
started a female piece.  Its definitely more of an "exaggerated" anatomy style than realistic, but crits would still help here none the less...

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Re: Official Anatomy Thread

Reply #259 on: May 12, 2010, 11:48:58 am
Pretty great. I'd accentuate the chest bones and top muscle and fath through the flesh much, much more though, feels like a solid tube from groin to tits right now.