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Re: Official Anatomy Thread

Reply #240 on: July 13, 2010, 06:45:06 pm
Very nice ambition. Perhaps you could do 2 non ref studies when you begin, then do your 4 reffed studies, and see what you absorbed in the last 2 non refs. Also, if you're looking for a challenge( obviously doesn't work for symetrical references) draw your reference in reverse. It makes it necessary to know the construction and anatomy of the image before you can translate it properly.

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Re: Official Anatomy Thread

Reply #241 on: July 13, 2010, 11:43:39 pm
I endorse this although I don't have time for the exact regiment. I'll contribute as time allows, I mainly want to draw skeletons and muscle groups, the stuff under the skin. At least for some time. And gosh, I need to work on hands and faces again.

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Reply #242 on: July 13, 2010, 11:59:04 pm
I'm going to participate but I won't be able to post my drawings very often. Ryumaru's variation sounds good and I'm probably going to do it that way.

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Re: Official Anatomy Thread

Reply #243 on: July 14, 2010, 06:39:57 am
I'm going to do my best to join in with this as well. Lately I've been trying to keep up with my anatomy drawings but I keep falling behind, hopefully if I work along I'll be able to keep my focus.

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.

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Re: Official Anatomy Thread

Reply #244 on: July 14, 2010, 07:05:53 am
Day 1

http://a.imageshack.us/img687/4166/picture174e.jpg two unreffed
http://a.imageshack.us/img704/7430/picture175bf.jpg one reffed
http://a.imageshack.us/img704/6942/picture176jj.jpg one reffed

http://a.imageshack.us/img199/3060/picture178bp.jpg a couple unreffed from a few days ago
http://img338.imageshack.us/img338/5806/picture179dc.jpg same

Sorry for terrible quality and my face all up in your grills, just showing that I'm actually doing stuff.

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Re: Official Anatomy Thread

Reply #245 on: July 16, 2010, 04:33:06 am
Nice Cow. Legs look long/crotch too high in the unreffed stuff.

Here are my meager offerings thus far:

What I could remember of the pelvis:



What I could decipher from reference:





Ref: http://browse.deviantart.com/?qh=&section=&global=1&q=andrea+deveaux#/d2ttfz0

I want to do more... but I'm... so lazy  :yell:

Shall continue drawing bones.

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Re: Official Anatomy Thread

Reply #246 on: July 16, 2010, 06:15:29 am

perfect squat form, unreffed (e: he's sitting on an invisible box, that's what I was intending. otherwise it would be all HOLYSHITBALANCEISSUES)

I need to just keep doing what I'm doing right now.

e2:
Quote from: me
I think I just need to learn the volumes of the bodyparts more
 because the shading and stuff is bad right now
 but I pretty much know where everything fits I think
 so, volume and perspective/foreshortening
agree?
« Last Edit: July 16, 2010, 06:20:07 am by Cow »

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Re: Official Anatomy Thread

Reply #247 on: July 18, 2010, 02:22:39 pm
Jumping on the bandwagon but I can't make enough time to do as many sketches as prescribed, so I'll just post every now and then, when I found an hour or two in which my neck and arm don't hurt as hell, so I can draw a bit.  ;D (hehe, actually it's gotten a lot better already since I'm doing regular swimming and other physical excercises, hope to be pain-free within the next six months).

So so, resuming where I last stopped... posemaniacs eyeballings:





append, another day (first one eyeballed, second one half constructed, half eyeballed):

« Last Edit: July 19, 2010, 07:40:31 pm by Dennis »

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Re: Official Anatomy Thread

Reply #248 on: July 21, 2010, 02:01:03 pm
Yes, Dennis, more like the last one! That is by far the most productive of them, since it addresses the figure as a collection of solids.

Approach the figures with construction. I don't recommend using posemaniacs for learning the anatomy of the figures. Learn the bones and muscles from a more comprehensive text, learn where they connect, when they bulge/stretch, etc. Learn how to construct the figure by building up the muscle shapes from an initial construction of simpler shapes, like your last sketch.

Just some advice :)

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Re: Official Anatomy Thread

Reply #249 on: July 21, 2010, 07:14:41 pm
Thanks for the advice EyeCraft.

I did look at bones and skeletal structure before (few years ago(2002) at my first failed attempt at figure drawing (even started writing a book about how to construct the human body from scratch but somehow (as always) life and the need to make a living(or to quit slacking and do something serious (blah yadda noone wants to read me whining for thirtysomething pages ..) got in the way), tried to skip that this time around but I guess you're right, I should get back into that and while I was looking for references online, I found this hilarious (nonetheless highly educational) introduction to the skeleton system (a must see!)) and an online version of the 1918 edition (copyright ran out) of "Anatomy Of The Human Body" by Henry Gray.

Ok, no drawings in this post, but a couple of links to make it worthwhile:
that funny video mentioned above
Grays Anatomy (1918 online edition)
my unfinished old book from 2002 (sorry it's all in German but it has detailed pictures.. just looked at it again though and I must say my approach/thoughts back then was/were way too technical (especially obvious in the appendix))

Now, back to the drawing tablet..

append
I didn't want to go sleeping without having laid down a single line all day, so after skimming over my old writings, this ten minute scribbled abomination came into existence.

I hope to find more time tomorrow for some reading and better construction practice.

append, a day later..
Well today, I collected some facts..

..broke them down to the bare necessities..

..and practiced that a bit.


I really feel that this bone approach is way too tedious for a full construction. I believe it would be more efficient to break down the whole body as seen from outside into simple volumes and then only use bones to determine where certain features show. I can't imagine getting a dynamic and interesting pose done by constructing everything from the bone level up. Ah well, still need to study the skeleton.

« Last Edit: July 22, 2010, 08:07:05 pm by Dennis »