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Re: Official Anatomy Thread

Reply #240 on: July 22, 2010, 10:19:02 pm
I got nothing to post at the moment but just some recommendations for peeps out there struggling, drawing lots of still life and doing blind contours helps lots. Also got a new book recently thats really good, Figure Drawing - Design and Invention by Michael Hampton, you guys might wanna check it out.

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Re: Official Anatomy Thread

Reply #241 on: July 25, 2010, 08:45:00 am
Not sure if this has been linked to already, but from a first quick browse over it, it seems to be a very interesting (old) thread, following Arran J Lewis, creating 3D models of the various systems of human anatomy.
Probably not the best source for reference images on the skeletal system but I'm having difficulties finding good pictures of bones from all angles, as most images are only secondary sources (drawings or models created by someone else).

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Re: Official Anatomy Thread

Reply #242 on: July 25, 2010, 11:08:23 am
Here are the latest studies I've made :


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Re: Official Anatomy Thread

Reply #243 on: August 02, 2010, 01:18:33 pm
Returned from Headbangers Open Air yesterday... the silence is still feeling weird.

Struggling with construction (I didn't think it would be that much harder than drawing from reference), need more practice, much more, one drawing every few days is just not enough. How is everyone else motivating themselves? How do you deal with distractions? (friends, family, games..)



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Re: Official Anatomy Thread

Reply #244 on: August 08, 2010, 11:44:02 am
Quick, no ref doodley-"construction"(just kept improvising everything after the initial circle), right after coming home from Wacken Open Air this morning (probably with some blood left in my alcohol-system):

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Re: Official Anatomy Thread

Reply #245 on: August 09, 2010, 07:09:01 pm

By the way Mathias, what is the anatomy book you own? I've been looking into getting one but I'm not sure which I should get.

So sorry Jakten. A little late! I got a couple mediocre books laying around but then I have one that really shines: Anatomy for the Artist by Sarah Simblet. My next anatomy quest reference will be one of those ridiculous muscle mags, just for fun.


Nice work so far, everyone.

Dennis, I wouldn't get too caught up in skeletal minutia. I'm sure we're all busy people so we must choose our battles wisely - time is short. Myself, when it comes to bones, I'm concerned mainly with the basic construction and then how certain bones affect a figure's appearance -  for instance how the ileum of the pelvis causes those lateral bulges where the torso connects to upper thighs, scapula cause the protrusions on the upper back, etc. It's great to know what underlying factors are affecting a figure's topography.
I want to memorize all marot bones, be able to draw a proportional skeleton with all major bones in place, and then move on. Same for muscles I guess.
I may try some posemaniacs ref.



I think the key to gaining an understanding of how to draw something is numerous, rapid, exploratory sketches. Repetition makes your brain learn. Brain research tells us that every time the same action causing the same neuron path to be blazed in the brain by electricity, the "memory impression" deepens, solidifying memory - the more you do it, the more you know it.








I'll toss another practice sheet from me into the pile. As you can see, I'm favoring quick sketches. Not trying to create any fine detailed works of art, just trying to gain a grip on the human figure.

Still battling correct proportioning, but in while doing so am slowly gaining a leg up on how everything comes together.

The body is a complex sum of numerous volumes all working together. It's 3D and twists and turns as it wills. I'm trying to get away from 2D flatness. I tend to practice orthographically stale straight-on frontal or profile views.





One area of art that compels me in my goal of anatomical domination is renaissance era paintings. I've always loved them. The wonderful human bodies painted by the oldies back then are inspiring to me. Why not scope out a few neat examples:



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Re: Official Anatomy Thread

Reply #246 on: August 09, 2010, 09:20:44 pm
Tried a digital painting in Art-Rage, using the virtual crayons, turned out ok I think with a few errors in proportions and placement of some of the bone features. Reference was the front skull view from Grays Anatomy book.

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Re: Official Anatomy Thread

Reply #247 on: October 07, 2010, 04:52:52 am
been hittin' up open model night at the drawing studio, here are a few 30 min. sketches:


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Re: Official Anatomy Thread

Reply #248 on: January 06, 2011, 08:14:45 pm
Bump

Construccions. Im probably blind to the mistakes, didn't use any significant refs.. These are rendered already.

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Re: Official Anatomy Thread

Reply #249 on: January 09, 2011, 01:05:43 am
New one, to be shaded w/ colored pencils in a few moments, some critique would help now  :'(

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