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November 25th, 2005 #1
Effective techniques of gaining knowledge of the human form?
I just wanted to say that only a few months back did I even start enquiring about getting to grips with anatomy. And I was wondering if any of you guys had any processes, activities or anything of the sort that has really helped you with your anatomy?
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Well since everyone has just told you to "practice practice practice", i'll share a little more information with you.
I always start with a stick figure (rough skeletal system) then build rough muscles on top, then finally add skin and such. The process ensures i have an anatomically correct figure long before details are added, and if changes are required, all i need to do is correct a stick figure and not an already developed figure. It also helps when you want to mock up whole scenes with proper perspective too.
My work: [link]
November 25th, 2005 #3Originally Posted by blog
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November 25th, 2005 #4
Blog I still have a shitload to learn about anatomy but I've been getting better latley. What helped me was just to draw and practice and THINK how the bones affect the skin and how it moves etc. God, I don't want to say this but life drawing really helped, so go if you have one near to you, it really helps.
November 25th, 2005 #5
Lots of live figure drawing and of course never stop, you keep learning from them.
First get some intro classes and when you have the basics, move on to uninstructed workshops.
Short poses are better than long poses, as you get more mileage out of them.
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November 25th, 2005 #6
Dude, profil, how the hell did you get into a life drawing class? You're 15, there is age restrictions! They've actually recently started doing life drawing classes in my school, in the art department. Every tuesday or so I think. Do you think I should go? I know it would help tremendously. Any other techniques other than life drawing classes?
November 25th, 2005 #7
Copy master drawings all day long, but I would attend the classes, copying can be tedious and boring.
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November 25th, 2005 #8
draw!heheh.. I find self portraits are a great way to learn
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November 25th, 2005 #9Originally Posted by blog
What I found helpful was to break the human body down into parts. For example, you can choose to break a person into his/her head, torso, hands, arms, thighs, calves, and feet. Then you proceed to study them extensively one by one. Say if you start with hands, you do some sketches of hands to find out how you can draw it best (eg, break it down in to parts again, separate palm from fingers). If you have a model of a hand then it would be perfect (you want to look at it from all angles and perhaps even feel it to get a better idea of its form in 3 dimensions). Once you're happy with hands, repeat for all other body parts. Then you proceed to practice drawing all these parts together as a single person.
November 26th, 2005 #10
November 26th, 2005 #11Originally Posted by Jens
Most life drawing instructors don't care what someone's age is, if they are willing to learn the human figure that's good enough for them. Unquestionably attend those life drawing clasdses, blog!
November 26th, 2005 #12
I always thought Europe was a little bit more liberal about minors seeing nudity?
Anyway, find a Life Drawing class. I think I attended one when I was sixteen, but I didn't tell anybody.....since people are overly opinionated when you're a teenager. I highly recommend you treat your fellow teenage peers like mushrooms.....keep'm in the dark and feed'm shit.....even treat some adults that way.
Mostly out of fear they might discourage you from taking a life drawing class.
November 26th, 2005 #13
Yeah I was knida worried about the shit I'd recieve from peers!