Chris Legaspi has a new instructional video up on New Masters Academy. Really enjoyable and informative! I think these were about 20 minutes a piece.
This one took a while. Not only are these plates challenging to learn, working with graphite on newsprint was a bad idea. Eh, I try things, sometimes they don’t work out. It was good practice due to the struggle for shading, though! Here’s the completed drawing:
And the work in progress shots, if you’re interested in the process.
Informal copy of Bargue plate 9. Graphite on smooth bristol.
I was dreading the lower arm, so many muscles! Here is the page I did for the flexor group of the lower arm. Lots of good practice drawing lower arm and upper hand bones, too.
For Mother’s Day, I drew a couple cards using sketchbook paper. Loved the idea, hated the flimsy “cards”. So I decided to try my hand at making a printed card from a drawing. I think it turned out pretty well!
This will be a thank you card for the friend who bought me the Da Vinci anatomy book. See, buy me good art books and you might get a drawing out of it! About 5-6″, graphite.
A friend bought me a book of Da Vinci’s anatomy drawings, so I’m playing around with that this week at work.
Further development of Loomis’ mannikin frame, adding simplified muscle masses. Graphite 9×12.
Working on the 2nd stage mannikins from Loomis’ Figure Drawing. These are really helping my visualize proportions. Besides adding a bit more structure, it’s getting a feel for the gesture of the bones and simplifies the 8-head scale into quarters (mostly for the lower half).
Working on 1st stage Loomis mannikins. Some from the book, some from abstracting photos, some from imagination.
Good for whipping up quick poses and builds nicely off the proportion work I was doing earlier in this book.