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!
I finally set aside some time this afternoon to begin learning mat cutting. Since I’ve done a lot of stuff in my little sketchbook, I figure I’d start there. Definitely have to start getting in the habit of drawing in borders before I compose, and size that border a bit shorter so it more uniformly fits the standard frame size.
It was a nice learning session with some great cello music setting the mood. Made a few mistakes, learned things. I’m quite excited that I’ve taken my first step toward being able to make my own work presentable!
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.
What’s a couple years between WIP updates between friends? Dusted off this fine plastic model (ok, he was under a cover and not dusty). Spent an hour messing around trying to remember how brushes work. Some base coats and messing with how nmm works again…
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.
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.