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I'm finally starting some heavy anatomy studies, something I was fairly ignorant to learn for a good amount of time mostly because I thought it would be boring. Thus far I've been enjoying what I've been learning and in a short time learned quite a bit already. I hope to document my progress and possibly gain some pointers or criticisms along the way.
I kind of feel like I've littered this thread with some junk so hopefully I will start getting some serious stuff in here soon. Please ignore the first bunch of posts and go down to the bottom. I'd remove the other images but I'd like to keep them just to show my progress.
I plan to update every day so hopefully I can keep myself to that.
Thanks for stopping by!
Please skip to the bottom, my old stuff is garish!
Last edited by Rognvaldr; January 19th, 2010 at 04:35 PM.
Cool stuff, some of the figure and facial proportions are a little off, but I like your loose sketches best. What are those silhouettes? They remind me of indian shadow puppets, really interesting. Good start, keep posting.
During school we had some life drawing classes but they were fairly basic, they basically just told us to draw the person in front of is with various exercises never teaching us how to understand what's really going on. Lately I've been watching some videos on how to draw anatomy. I figure I need to get back into trying to understand the body in this way as I know it's a lot more important than my reluctant, lazy mind keeps telling me.
I drew two heads and some noses with some reference previous to watching the video. This is mostly just my notes but I'm quite proud of how much more I understand the human skull now after only about an hour. The lower skull I drew as notes along with the video, the upper skull was one I did about 20 minutes afterward on my own.
One of my new years resolutions is to study and practice drawing every day, so good start to the new year so far!
I'm hoping to post all my progress. Hopefully I can actually keep it up.
I decided to try and use this method to draw a face and this is what I came up with, I pasted the head reference over top of it to show how close I was in terms of proportion. I almost got it, some areas are off a good amount and it doesn't really look like her but I think it turned out well. Her eyes are too far apart, the ridge on her nose isn't high enough and her jaw isn't wide enough.
Much better proportions than I usually draw though.
Attempting to use the techniques I've learned to understand the structure of a real persons face, I chose Toshiro Mifune. It's fairly poor in terms of looking like him and the proportions are still off slightly but I'm starting to understand why shadows and lines go where a lot easier. It also helps me understand what I'm doing wrong and why things look wrong.
I'm going to go over it later and correct the proportions.
Last edited by Rognvaldr; January 19th, 2010 at 07:19 PM.