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.
Ok, time to get back to regular updates.
Here we have some upper arm studies from Winsow’s anatomy. I had recently done some arm abstraction from Huston’s figure drawing, and this follows the idea of gesture – structure – anatomy. Graphite 9×12.
So I’ve been lax in doing sketchbook updates. It’s been slower than December, but even these aren’t all the work I’ve done in the sketchbook. Lots of Steve Huston’s book moving into Loomis heads and currently working on some Gnass lessons from NMA.
Another slim sketchbook week due to classes. I kind of took a class on Sunday, too. Sat in on a figure painting class and did gesture drawings. Since there was only one pose, I ended up sketching the students a lot. Here’s a sample of that, I did a bunch of pages like this. Gestures ranging from 20 seconds to 2 minutes (but mostly 30 seconds to a minute), charcoal on newsprint 18×24. Also a head study at the end of the session, about 15 minutes (same media).
In the sketchbooks, another page of study from Huston’s book, graphite on paper 9×12. Still working on my Simone Bianchi Ororo copy in the small sketchbook…getting bogged down in the hair details, blah.