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Re: Official Anatomy Thread

Reply #380 on: July 21, 2013, 01:19:38 pm
Would you say Loomis' Figure drawing book is a good idea for beginners?

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Re: Official Anatomy Thread

Reply #381 on: July 21, 2013, 08:12:57 pm
I'd say a good idea for beginners is to bust out the pencils and start drawing. I used to buy lots of instructional books in the past but rarely took the time to read them, much less memorize and apply the knowledge contained within. For me, there only seems to be one way to get better and that's regular practice. A couple of weeks/months of no practice and my mind forgets everything. But yes, books are nice, if used as a supplement/reference when I'm stuck. Loomis' Figure Drawing For All It's Worth has plenty of pretty drawings in it. :crazy: (I bet Loomis didn't get as skilled as he was by just reading books though.)

my current goal is to develop a subconscious understanding of proportion, ignoring details for the most part for now, couple of 120s studies:


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Re: Official Anatomy Thread

Reply #382 on: July 22, 2013, 12:23:44 am
Would you say Loomis' Figure drawing book is a good idea for beginners?

Yes, I think it's a great idea. read and copy the diagrams, and then utilize the models and methods he does in your own drawings.  :y:

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Re: Official Anatomy Thread

Reply #383 on: July 22, 2013, 08:04:54 pm
120s  each, I still don't always manage to finish in time and odd perspectives (with lots of foreshortening) are giving me trouble:

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Reply #384 on: July 29, 2013, 04:57:45 pm
Dennis, way to go for persevering in your studies (unlike me). Keep it up! I like seeing your progress.

If you can't finish the sketch in 120sec, why not just pause it? What's wrong with that? The goal isn't speed sketching, it's learning anat. Just a thought.

I really want to add snat sketches to my daily practices . . . might use that site.

Question - how do you feel, personally, that you've improved since you've been doing all these study rounds?



Ryu, good paint-over. You articulated the face extremely well. Most realistic human countenance I've probably ever seen, brah.

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Reply #385 on: July 29, 2013, 10:14:11 pm

Ryu, good paint-over. You articulated the face extremely well. Most realistic human countenance I've probably ever seen, brah.

Thank you. It takes years of study to articulate the facial expressions in all of their subtlety; I'm particularly proud of that rendition.  :hehe:

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Re: Official Anatomy Thread

Reply #386 on: August 01, 2013, 12:04:22 pm
Dennis, way to go for persevering in your studies (unlike me). Keep it up! I like seeing your progress.

If you can't finish the sketch in 120sec, why not just pause it? What's wrong with that? The goal isn't speed sketching, it's learning anat. Just a thought.

I really want to add snat sketches to my daily practices . . . might use that site.

Question - how do you feel, personally, that you've improved since you've been doing all these study rounds?
The truth is, I don't know what I'm doing anymore and I've lost track of the main goal. I'm in some strange brain-off mode, hoping to improve just by regular practice without putting much thought into it, with no intention to memorize the names of any muscles and bones. I'd like for my subconsciousness to assimilate a natural understanding of how things/people look. The hope is that something like that will come auto-magically just by drawing regularly. I'll keep doing this for some time and see how it works. If it doesn't I can still open the books and take a more scholarly approach (which I think of as not being fun enough to pursue for the moment).

How do I feel about progress/improvement? That's a tough question. I often feel like I'm not making any progress at all and the breaks in between are so long that each time I pick up the pencil again, I feel like I'm starting all over and it feels like I'm dumb and that I know nothing about anything. But when I look at my older drawings and then at some newer drawings, I can see it's not true that there's no progress at all. One thing I noticed is that some of my more recent drawings which were done in less time than some of the old ones, look more dynamic/natural/alive than the older ones, so I seem to have leveled up the "more essentials in less time" skill a little bit, improving the capability to capture the important bits faster without lingering on details.

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Re: Official Anatomy Thread

Reply #387 on: August 02, 2013, 11:47:20 am
Did some 30s studies of model Chanon from http://www.proko.com/poses/
after watching http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lVxvFTYz210 .


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Reply #388 on: August 03, 2013, 12:15:15 pm
more 30s studies, this time referenced from Veronica from http://www.proko.com/poses/

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Re: Official Anatomy Thread

Reply #389 on: August 04, 2013, 04:57:53 pm
Todays 30s and 60s studies referenced from Aaron and Marcia from http://www.proko.com/poses/ .

Aaron 30s:



Marcia 60s: