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Re: Official Anatomy Thread

Reply #400 on: July 11, 2014, 02:58:35 am
Not necessarily lessons, just going in and drawing a real person for a few hours. I do classes at university but there's also a couple of student run sessions where everyone just chips in to pay the model, and is open to the public, I'm sure you could find something similar.

The gap between drawing a real 3d object and something that's already been translated into 2d is immense. Plus if you find the right place everyone there is learning as well so you can still get the feedback in a more immediate way. And you'll also see a variety of different body types and real people posing in a way that is actually natural. Posemanics and photo reference are great but they've got nothing on reality when you're talking really learning the human form.

Your drawings here tell me you don't really need to READ about anatomy, you just need to practice, and in my opinion that's the best way to do it. I found this quite useful when I first started but I never got past the skeleton stage. I think it's quite affordable compared to other resources as well.

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Re: Official Anatomy Thread

Reply #401 on: November 07, 2014, 02:23:55 pm
Just finishing up my degree, thought it would be fun to look back and see my progress with life drawing. This is two drawings from my first day vs two from the past month. 3 years and 150+ hours of life drawing. Still a long way to go but it's hard to be unhappy with that kind of improvement.



Probably around the same time for all drawings, 20-30 mins. Sorry about the double post but it's been a while.

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Re: Official Anatomy Thread

Reply #402 on: November 16, 2014, 08:57:15 pm
This is where I'm currently at with face studies. I can do one of these in about 120 seconds. These are all obviously without reference. Trying to teach my brain to construct faces, without idealizing each feature. Once I get this good, I'm going to try to do emotions and after that, likeness over different angles.

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Re: Official Anatomy Thread

Reply #403 on: January 27, 2015, 10:24:55 am
Here is mine:

Trying to focus on the face first since the body is way hard to do.



Reference is from Alex Ross's painting (Dude who paints super heroes).

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Re: Official Anatomy Thread

Reply #404 on: March 01, 2015, 06:30:42 pm
Does anyone know of a book that shows photos of people walking with like a grid background to tell distances properly? IIRC It was pretty old. If not, does anyone know where I could find something of that sort...  :'(. Its for a math paper due tomorrow  :-[.

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Re: Official Anatomy Thread

Reply #405 on: March 01, 2015, 06:50:54 pm
Does anyone know of a book that shows photos of people walking with like a grid background to tell distances properly? IIRC It was pretty old. If not, does anyone know where I could find something of that sort...  :'(. Its for a math paper due tomorrow  :-[.
Would an animated photo help? http://youtu.be/G8Veye-N0A4

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Re: Official Anatomy Thread

Reply #406 on: March 01, 2015, 09:44:29 pm
Thanks dennis that really helped!  ;D

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Re: Official Anatomy Thread

Reply #407 on: March 02, 2015, 12:36:20 am
I am glad, so a tiny part of the A+ you will get for that paper is mine! :crazy:

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Reply #408 on: March 02, 2015, 02:33:01 am
I am glad, so a tiny part of the A+ you will get for that paper is mine! :crazy:

I better hope so D: here is a tantalizing glimpse of my paper about the square cube law! (I didn't use that exact video, but one by the same guy):

I would've spoilered that if I could find the button, and sorry about the offtopic, I'll stop now...  :blind:

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Re: Official Anatomy Thread

Reply #409 on: March 02, 2015, 11:04:15 pm
what do you all find to be the best approach to not just learning the anatomy but how to draw it in all kinds of poses and situations?

Secondly, as a beginner, can anyone with good proficiency suggest how to begin?  Do I emulate photos?  Do I create my own pieces?  When making my own, how can I develop an eye to see my own flaws, especially when to me it looks solid?