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    The Book of Bones

    I teach figure structure and artistic anatomy, I put on workshops worldwide.
    I am currently developing DVD's and a manual to demonstrate my system of figure drawing without a model.

    Although I will not be able to post the majority of the material here I will post some of my studies, theories and procedures relating to the human form.


    check demos on my site--tell me what you think!
    On my site click on galleries listed upper right

    http://www.tsofa.com/?faculty
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    Great work. Valuable site...got it bookmarked!

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    Wow. Great gallery. Definitely worth checking out.

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    This Little Piggy2

    Inside elevation---tomorrow the plan----(top view)
    let me know if it works for you---make suggestions if you have some improvements!
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    All of this stuff is great so far. The writing is kinda hard to read, but not impossible or anything.

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    hey Mentler!

    your technical skill is great! :jump2:

    proportion wise, the foot works within the grid, but I personally don't like to use those grids, I find them too restrictive, its much more fun doing it freehand. Tho for learning the proportions, the grid is great!

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    ...wow
    these pages of hands are amazing. please post more.
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    Grids are for kids.

    I agree with you 100% everybody wants to think there is a system to doing everything--- proportional system, are really just a security blanket to help you get over fear of the human form!!! By the way it has helped me really understand all the pieces better---my freehand feet have gotten much better after working out this grid system.
    By the way knowing this stuff is very helpful for constructing feet and all body parts in difficult positions from memory without reference or a model!!

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    Hanging flesh of the day!

    Tre Grazie moves along--paintings this week!!!
    These are all done without reference---I also included a few footnotes
    from my upcoming book.

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    I'm really enjoying this thread, can't get enough so keep it coming.

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    Thanx for response!

    It is great to have talented people interested in what you do!
    Will try to post on a regular basis---have paintings to post as well.
    Hope to get them up next week.
    Will post more ideas for book as well---would like feedback!!

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    This is definitely going into my favorites, all of this work is pretty inspiring.
    -Insert intelligent comment here-

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    impressive amount of dedication, patience, and skill on these pages...

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    Lookin' For Links!!!!

    Thanx - for the positive momentum - I will put it to good use - the 3 views of the figure thing as daily deal is a great, great exercise - I am learning a great deal everyday - front view, side view, back view - usually also focus on certain things I am working on at the time.

    If you do not feel comfortable doing this exercise from memory try it with reference - the old masters are always a great resource.

    3 figures a day that's 1,095 figures a year - so you will be a lot better at figure drawing - I guarantee it - I have been doing it less than a month and it has really challenged me - and I have been drawing and painting for a while now.

    Looking to cross some good links for my school:
    So put me on yours - send me your stuff and I will have our webster put you on ours.

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    Guess I should give you the site dah!!!


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    excuse me sir can I have o copy??

    I`m looking forward for that book...hope you`ll finish it soon.

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    Thanx for droping in and taking a look!

    Marin, thanx for looking --- thanx for liking --- thanx for responding
    this three figure thing from memory is a great exercise --- been doing it now for about three weeks --- really stretching my gluts --- glad you like em' cause I am committed to doing them for a while

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    Small Tre Grazie Painting

    This is less figurative than most but I wanted to let you see the progression and get your feedback

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    Freeing the World of Blank Paper!!!

    Will post Tre Grazie project stuff here later today!!!

    If you have nothing else to do --- or maybe, if I am lucky, you like my stuff visit my daily sketchbook thread or go to site and really go blind viewing the massive offerings available there!

    http://www.conceptart.org/forums/sho...d=1#post272306

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    These look like diagrams out of my biology book, great work!

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    beautiful, mentler ) man jsut went back over your grid study of the foot and agen .. beautiful man

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    Thumbs up

    hey mentler, exellent drawings you made here. It is great to look at them, reminds me to do some anatomic-studies as well.
    also, great discipline

    ceep them coming

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    All of these are great, I especially like the way you did stages of muscles on the finger.

    Just out of curiosity I'm wondering how much time you spend drawing everyday, outside of class and such.
    "The proper rewards are not simply tacked on to the activity for which they are given, but are the activity itself in consummation." -C.S. Lewis
    "Whoever loves discipline loves knowledge, but he who hates correction is stupid." -Proverbs 12:1


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    exelent ment the figures are looking fantastic man
    me i been haveing problums more lately withthe hip to groin area and sholder/arm conection give a go at some will ya and let me see

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    keep on please

    These are very helpful for me to draw from. Do you have a system like the foot system for other parts of the body?? would love to see that! Thanks, Judy

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    The Bone Doctor's Magic Formula!!!

    Yes Judy there is a Santa Claus --- Yes will understand when you see my pic. :::: I think my site might be of interest to you and others trying to learn how to figure out the human form.
    Have a lot of my galleries there ::::: plus class demos ::::: I have a system for every part of the body ::::: just need to put it down on paper ::::: the is a skull formula on site now however is am getting ready to simplify it. We will be reworking the site a lot in the next few weeks shooting zillions of new things starting some forums for are members etc.
    It certainly is not to compete with forums like this we are just providing it as a service to our members!
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    This Link Will take you directly to demos
    http://www.tsofa.com/?faculty
    Hope this is helpful will be much better organized in a weeks with better stuff :::: I will post all new stuff here as I develop the final versions of the figure formulas

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    hahahah shit ment that one hahah damn soo nice man i hope you keep posting haha

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    wow man, reminds me of da vinci!

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    Wow, you have some great stuff... Crazy, crazy..
    I'm amazed at your ability to do the studies so well in ink. The sketchy style is really growing on me.

    I'm gonna save a couple of these for reference.

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    re: Pen and Inks

    About 7 or 8 years ago -- I decided to do some archival sketchbooks.
    For a couple of years I did a few pencil lines to get them started then less and less pencil and for last 5 or so years just pen.
    I really don't worry about mistakes in my work because I am working mostly from imagination now. So I really have no idea what it is supposed to look like anyway (so how can it be wrong) anyway I think this is a healthy attitude to have about your work.
    I purchased the huge Da Vinci book a couple of months ago, and noticed on the detail blowups that he watered down the bistre (brown ink) to start his drawings then used it full strength to finish --- so I am beginning to play with that a little on some larger scale works on paper.

    Thinks for looking --- keep coming back!

    This twisted torso compositions are challenging to say the least, because you really have to let them create there own space.

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