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    anatomy studies - if i gotta learn, im gonna draw! (now with sideboob!)

    Hiya all

    knuckling down to study the minute anatomy of the whole body, and thought i may as well improve my drawing at the same time

    have a very thorough syllabus to do through, will aim at one plate per day, and first topic is head anatomy

    all of thes are studies based on photo or art ref. Many will come from Netter's Atlas of Human Anatomy

    fun. if anyone has advice, especially re: rendering or readability please speak up

    all are in high res and multiple layers on my workstation. if i complete the whole syllabus then maybe i can hand it out for free to colleagues

    cheers
    SMZ

    ps - im no dentist, so i dont really mind that i missed some teeth. was getting bored

    pps - 3-4 hrs. damn, thats too long, hopefully can speed up over time

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    had time again today (girlfriend was watching masterchef pretending to be race around the world ... stick to what you are good at)

    so here is a wip of second plate. sticking with skull for now, although my syllabus wanted me to jump into brain and meninges. i think i will try and get all my bone stuff done first so i can get up to speed

    but heaps faster than the first one. this is at 40 mins

    obviously the actual naming and learning process will take a while, but its not that far off, just some further rendering to do really. i still have to do a view minus the zygomatic arch to view the various fossa above the mandibular joint

    but here ya all are. crits welcome

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    hi all

    it was pretty clear to me that I hadnt pushed the values far enough. added some colour too

    any thoughts as to which 'style' i should go for? im personally liking the hyper-real number 2, although 1 does something for me too. i kinda wonder hoe the hyper glare look will do when im on brains, muscles and organs?

    or tell me to do something different. thoughts welcome

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    kinda getting in the swing of this now

    still gotta mark out the lateral skull view, but really enjoying colouring these for some reason

    still leaning towards the hyper-contrasty ones

    feedback?

    hmm, few scratchy lines on this one? didnt notice before

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    this one is done, or at least i aint doin no more! still gonna run with saturated styles. finding matching the colour balance on cintiq vs main display very difficult

    next up, the skull vault

    as always, thoughts are very welcome

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    well, skull vault is coming a bit slowly, but cant only do this. gotta have some downtime!

    the brilliance of studying and drawing simultaneously is I am still drawing for myself just as much, but im also improving technique for my 'study' period as well

    its like a two-for-one!

    anyway, some ruski lass with a fitball, from pseudo-ref. made the face up myself at least, and moved her positioning a bit. totally wip and removed what background there was as was very unhappy with it. so she is floating on a sky blanket

    ive been doing a fitball class recently, and as lame as it looks it has been kicking my butt. brilliant scalability, you can make it as hard as you want, just by keeping your technique pure

    anyway, throw some crits at me if you want. im wanting to improve

    (this doesnt really need a nsfw tag does it? its just some sideboob!)

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    I love drawing the skeleton for some odd reason. I like your head shots...but I do think a variety of texture and tone is needed.

    where are you finding the references for smiling heads????

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    hi soulmanz,
    great studys you really take it acurrate. But would say if you want to improve drawing skills. Its much more effective to learn to simplyfy form and shape. think in therms of construction, planes of the head, and sipmple form. I think the books from Bridgman anotmy studys or dvd of david finsh figure drawing is woth to buy. just my opinion

    keep posting, hope to see more.

    http://erkankaragoez.blogspot.com/


    http://www.amazon.de/Constructive-An...7794665&sr=8-1

    http://www.thegnomonworkshop.com/sto...ng%3A-The-Body

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    thanks

    erkan - yeah, its that old problem - how to fit it all in. i can really only draw this much because it is study for me, which form and shape studies would not be. it'd be lovely to be able to focus on art all day, but i guess it aint possible. thanks for the advice

    sombertwin - you could be right re: textures. i want easy readability for if i give them to colleagues, so i was aiming for 'strict illustrator styles', but that doesnt mean i should be trying new things. i always feel im a bit scared of pushing boundaries

    in the vein of pushing boundaries i tried something i have wanted to do for a while ... speedpaints ala samsons reaper - using a phot base and using whatever shapes arise fom it
    certainly aint no SR speedpaint, but pretty happy. used a cat photo with a nude overlayed, then messed it up

    and who doesnt love godzilla? 1hr

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