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Thread: Rögnvaldr's Sketchbook
August 2nd, 2011 #1
I am trying to get my self to draw studies more often and have begun studying muscles. Here is some of my recent stuff, hopefully I can keep this going!
Please feel free to give me any critiques or aids. I just want to improve in anyway possible.
Thanks for checking my stuff out!
Hide this ad by registering as a memberAugust 2nd, 2011 #2
Hey mate, nice that you decided to start studying anatomy. Before focusing on the individual muscles it might be a good idea to break the body down into larger simple shapes.
Some of the people who teach this (construction) method are Vilppu, Hampton and Bridgeman. I escpecially recommend Hamptons book "Figure Drawing: Design and Invention" if you are just starting out with studies. The skull from you thumbnail is nicely done and seems a little "Vilppu-ish". So if you are already reading / watching his stuff, way to go.
Maybe also post some gesture drawings from live?
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August 7th, 2011 #3
Hi, Thanks for the reply Kapri! I've seen a video by Vilppu once and that is when I drew the skull. I found it incredibly helpful but I've forgotten a lot of what it taught me. I just bought the book Michael Hampton: Figure Drawing Design and Invention though, thanks for the recommendation!
Here are a couple of life drawings I did the other day, I haven't done life drawing in about 2 or 3 years so I am a bit rusty.
Here are 2 portraits I did from the same class:
I tried to keep in mind the stuff I learned from the Vilppu video while drawing these.