Flexor group of the lower arm

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.

Flexor group of the lower arm
Flexor group of the lower arm

Da Vinci shoulder study copy

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.

Da Vinci shoulder copy
Da Vinci shoulder copy

Loomis Mannikins

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).

Loomis Mannikins
Loomis Mannikins

Loomis Mannikins

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.

Loomis Mannikins
Loomis Mannikins

Darth Malgus

I did a drawing using a promo statue of Darth Malgus as reference. I started it on May 4th for a Star Wars project, but I also wanted to practice working from a live reference rather than a drawing copy. Graphite 9×12.

Darth Malgus
Darth Malgus

Upper Arm Studies

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.

Upper Arm Studies
Upper Arm Studies

Sketchbook Digest

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.

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Simone Bianchi Ororo

No digest this week, the only sketchbook work I did was on Ororo and a few practice gestures for class last week. So here’s my copy of Simone Bianchi’s Ororo piece. Mine is graphite, 8.5 x 5.5:

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