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Re: Official Anatomy Thread

Reply #280 on: October 31, 2012, 09:44:28 pm
referenced from the same 3D model as before (must work on defeating my impatience so I'll take more time to get angles right):

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Re: Official Anatomy Thread

Reply #281 on: November 03, 2012, 05:44:40 pm
Still struggling with angles, proportions and well... anatomy of noses, ears, eyes, mouths... everything I draw comes out ugly and distorted.

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Re: Official Anatomy Thread

Reply #282 on: November 04, 2012, 09:53:26 pm
Making progress on construction of eyes. I first draw a sphere and then wrap the lids around it. Seems to work much better than my previous approach where I always drew the lids first.



edit, and then I started making some crude reference models:
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Re: Official Anatomy Thread

Reply #283 on: November 07, 2012, 07:39:53 am
Sculpture is a great way to learn anatomy, in some ways superior as you have to be aware of the 3rd dimension. if you can I would shave off a bit from the top of the guys cranium, its a tad too big. Also bring the nasal bone out on the skull.

Keep this work up. Mileage put into understanding anatomy is what separates the men from the boys as far as art goes.

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Re: Official Anatomy Thread

Reply #284 on: November 07, 2012, 09:47:36 am
Thanks Ryumaru, I already tried to change the skull before but the molding dough is too soft so trying to make adjustments at this scale always end up distorting everything next to the detail being changed. The skull isn't very accurate anyway so I think I'll crush and redo it, perhaps a bit bigger in size. The cranium on the guy I will try to carefully shave off using some yarn.

Continued with some quick no-refs doodles. It appears I still have problems with some angles and proportions and I haven't found a good way to construct the noses yet.




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Re: Official Anatomy Thread

Reply #285 on: November 08, 2012, 10:35:45 pm
Made some adjustments to the male model (which oddly reminded me of the XO on Battlestar Galactica (before the changes)), resized the big mass on the top and tried to add ears. The ears didn't even end up symmetrical, have bogus details and I think the back of the head is sticking out too far but despite the various imperfections, I still think the model will help me getting the angles and positions of stuff more accurate in my drawings:

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Re: Official Anatomy Thread

Reply #286 on: November 09, 2012, 09:47:36 am
http://youtu.be/nWZZ3SFmDS8

This guy has done some amazing videos, explaining both the structures, and giving step by step renderings of the human head and features. Should be right up your ally and help you push your work to the next level.

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Re: Official Anatomy Thread

Reply #287 on: November 11, 2012, 11:12:31 pm
That video certainly made it sound and look easy. Then I tried it myself without looking at the images from the video at first. Problems encountered: Unless I'm missing something, he does not explain how to arrive (how to construct) at the volumes for the planes he shows so I was still unable to construct an arbitrary nose from that (have to practice drawing random planes in arbitrary rotations first, heh).

So I tried to copy the planes he showed with mixed success. So well... some of the information he gave in that video is very valuable indeed, especially the bits about the underlying anatomy. I wish he would provide construction instructions as well, building up the nose from really simple volumes until it arrives at the detailed planes shown in the end.

Or maybe I expected too much, some sort of magical shortcut but there does not seem to be a way around detailed studies and maybe it will only start making sense after drawing a lot of different noses from real life references...

So, the following image shows me struggling to find an easy way to construct the nose, still not quite there yet but with the information from that video, already an improvement over my previous nose attempts:

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Re: Official Anatomy Thread

Reply #288 on: November 12, 2012, 10:38:34 pm
Watched his video again. Tried building the nose from the anatomy he shows. Setting up the nasal bone first and then attaching those blue things and then the red things last seems to work well for the construction:



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Re: Official Anatomy Thread

Reply #289 on: November 14, 2012, 02:18:44 am
These are all very good studies; he also has a video where he draws a nose from reference with the knowledge from the video I showed you;  it may help some as he still goes through simplified steps.

In the 3/4 nose in the latest image the bone is slightly caved in and the tip flattened and flared out, really try to imagine the 3-D structures moving ins space

Keep working. I admire your dedication.