i love the way you do the studies, i should try something like that.
Those studies were based on a method by a couple of italian anatomists, Lolli and Zocchetta, they started with a Bammes-like approach and formulated the idea that anatomy must care about the underlining structure of bodies, not the surface.
The main concept would be that you don't care about the surface of the body (you don't "draw the skin", that's not anatomy, that's just normal drawing), instead you dig deep into the structure of it, studying relationships between bones, muscles and other tissues in an "architectural" sense.
At that point construction lines are all you'd need.
If you're interested you might want to check out the first volume of their books: "Struttura Uomo, Manuale di Anatomia Artistica Vol. 1" (ISBN 8873056113); italian only, but I guess it's one of those cases where drawings talk better than words.
I like you sketchbook, faces especially. Thanks for information about italian anatomists and for posting such beautiful studies. I know about Bammes and I'm coping his drawings from time to time, very disciplinary thing.
I don't draw bodies nowadays like I did during my anatomy studies 10 years ago, but still I feel all that time spent there has heft somehow his mark on my perception of human structure.
About copying, instead, I'm not totally sure of. I've never copied other anatomy drawings, I feel that by studying and re-elaborating you get a better chance of understanding what's what.
Thanks for this series. I really enjoyed it.
Thank you so much for sharing your work here, it's completely different from what I've been seeing for a while, really outstanding.
Really cool sketchbook! I loved looking at your anatomy studies. I've actually never seen anything like it before. Very fascinating. Glad you shared the name of the book are there any other similar anatomyresources that you know of?
fantastic sense of form in these man. #63 is lovely.
Really cool studies! And I love your personal drawings, the hatching is awesome !
Thanks for your replies!
kevin_: sure I liked it, but now, just to keep up to the expectations, you should start using a new different sophisticated word every time you post!
DefiledVisions: "Struttura Uomo" comes in 2 volumes, if you into it you might like the second one as well, more focused on movement (see here). I just noticed Amazon listed this quoting the wrong author, those books are by Lolli/Zocchetta, but if you look for them in Amazon they'll be listed as written by "Neri Pozza" which is the publisher instead. Another good one IMHO Gottfried Bammes
ChisLu, Sleep.less, Mane, Whizzkid: thanks, much appreciated.
I love your sketches, you truly have a unique style and its pretty kickass.
Your characters are nice with just the right amount of exaggeration and the linework is very fluid and at times its suggestive like the woman with the bikini which you didn't outline.
Last edited by Dom Ross; January 24th, 2014 at 10:20 AM.