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Re: Official Anatomy Thread

Reply #370 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.

more sketches:


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Re: Official Anatomy Thread

Reply #371 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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Re: Official Anatomy Thread

Reply #372 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 #373 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:



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Re: Official Anatomy Thread

Reply #374 on: August 06, 2013, 10:26:27 am
Trying to move away from contour to rhythm:

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Re: Official Anatomy Thread

Reply #375 on: September 21, 2013, 05:19:42 am
So, made a little study....it's not much but it's my first post at this topic, that should be good right? :p

Here I made a little figure study after watching the lastest Proko. Honestly I just opened Loomis' heads proportion figures page because I'm never aware of how many heads tall my figures are, so I drew these two dudes beside the 7 and half headed one. They look a bit idealized even though Loomis says they're regular, it's actually more like 7 heads right?

BTW, I crossposted this at Crimson Daggers forum http://crimsondaggers.com/forum/thread-3993-post-45884.html#pid45884 which is looking pretty promising as a Pixelation for conceptart to me right now =)

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Re: Official Anatomy Thread

Reply #376 on: October 08, 2013, 12:28:00 am
If you slowed down and took the time for some longer, meditated studies, I think you could combine those aspects with your very fluid, immediate work and create some very powerful stuff. Your desire for gesture, animation, and life in your drawings is insatiable, so you need not worry about " losing" it and creating "boring" pictures ( I only say this because many people in a similar boat feel that rendering and attention to detail automatically does that)

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Re: Official Anatomy Thread

Reply #377 on: October 30, 2013, 11:21:38 pm
working on proportions, female one's for the beginning.
~10'-15' each

note to myself: don't take photographs at midnight.

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Re: Official Anatomy Thread

Reply #378 on: November 30, 2013, 01:36:45 am
I'd say it's spot on, Cyangmou. Good readability, fluid poses.


It's also been very interesting to see the progress made by Dennis on his sketches while going through the thread. Splendid job; it actually made me want to go and do a skull construction. Haven't done those in a while.

Might just eyeball from the Kirsten Dunst picture posted here and snag two birds in one stone.


I am not one to go and calculate everything to see if it fits into Loomis' measurements or anything though, so let's see how that turns out.  :-X


And so that I don't have to make a thread over at Pixel Art.. What do you guys think this pose here is communicating to you? It's a character of my project that already has an intended description, but I'd rather see what it feels like to others.




In fact, seeing as it's a topic I rarely see much off, are there any basic guidelines on the topic of expressions in anatomy? I'd think it's an important one to learn. To have your anatomy reflect an intent or emotion for whatever purpose you give it.

For an example, a common standard. A main character should have a very outward pose, communicating the willpower necessary to embark on his quest.
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Reply #379 on: November 30, 2013, 02:43:23 am
It doesn't say much as it is. Perhaps reticence, unease, something like that. I'd take more rendering and colors to set a mood. I do like it and I think it's well-measured for what you have so far. What emotion are you going for? I would drastically reduce that thing where the feet point inwards because it's a bit of an unpleasant japanese shorthand for 'shy girl' and I'm not sure people actually do it (as drastic as what you show here, at least). But as with all such critique, it has a bias and you should feel free to take it with a grain of salt.

As to your question, that's what figure drawing is. Studying real human beings in positions that signify this or that emotion. If you have the time and means I wholeheartedly suggest working from a model. If you can direct them when they pose, all the better.