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Re: Official Anatomy Thread

Reply #330 on: July 19, 2013, 09:20:36 am
...and sometimes, longer time, seems to be detrimental to my perception of proportions...



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Re: Official Anatomy Thread

Reply #331 on: July 21, 2013, 12:02:26 am

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Reply #332 on: July 21, 2013, 04:56:00 am


Hopefully going to be the beginning of a journey to learn anatomy. Anyways 10 minutes, no refs and using just 3 on hand reddish colors for muscles stuff. The upper body if you can't tell.

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Re: Official Anatomy Thread

Reply #333 on: July 21, 2013, 07:55:00 am
Mr. Fahrenheit: The study of anatomy is a very rewarding journey; having a command over representing the human form is such a great thing for an artist to hold. However, a 10 minute study in pixel art is not a way I would recommend going about it!

Here's a pixel edit:


and a quick paint over of that edit:

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Re: Official Anatomy Thread

Reply #334 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 #335 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 #336 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 #337 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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Re: Official Anatomy Thread

Reply #338 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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Re: Official Anatomy Thread

Reply #339 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: