You never cease to amaze! One day I'll be able to do that from memory too.. one day. Thank you very much for sharing. I wish I get to attend one of your workshops one day
wow!! awesome stuff!!
Practice makes Perfect!
Here are some thumbnails
using a method that works
very well for me.
As many of you know I
use a system
of proportion based
on the cranial index.
This uses the width of the
head or brain case.
The brain case or cranial mass
is essentially a sphere and
as use this sphere as my starting point.
The thing that is interesting about
this approach is that you start
all head positions with the same
#1 Start with the sphere of the brain case
This represents the cranial index or Hale's 5 eyed line.
#2 Add the additional sphere as shown which represents
the frontal bone and the eye socket.
#3 Now add the two lines that encase the rest of the facial bones
i.e. the nasal bone the maxilla and the mandible
#4 Note the intersecting points that aide in placing the angle of the neck.
Highest point on cranium to the point at the back where the two sphere
intersect and from the brow line following the angle of the cheekbone.
#5 Place the eye socket as shown between the two arcs.
Note that the socket is 2/3 the distance from the brow
to the base of the nose.
#6 Add the nasal bone and orifice. Bone 1/3 orifice 2/3
#7 Add the Zygomatic arch as shown
#8 Place the dental arch and chin bone.
#9 Indicate the Maxilla in relation to the cheekbone
#10 Now add the Mandible indicate the spinal column.
Note the three thumbnails showing that this same start
can be used for a straight profile, the head turning away
or a 3/4 view.
This method works well for me and
hopefully for some of you as well.
Decided to stop by again since I've been studying anatomy, specifically bones, moving onto muscles soon. Inspiring as always.
great work sir artist
the influence of Caravaggio and Leonardo da Vinci is there
I admire your work and your studies
Great studies and paintings, and....well everything! I enjoyed looking. The human figure is rather attractive isn't it.
My sketchbook ----> http://conceptart.org/forums/showthread.php?t=111245
I've tried this circular-crane approach that you suggest and I have to say I do like it.
Now I just need to remind myself to apply it every time
Please post more stuff :--)
Awesome stuff! Im looking forward to purchasing your DVDs, will they be available during the 1st quarter 2010? Id come to a workshop if it wasnt for the Atlantic ocean making it such a large journey..lol
This so inspiring! Love this so much. I'll definitely take a closer look on this SB when I've the time.
I think I may have commented here before about a year ago, but I honestly can't remember the last time I was this amazed and excited over art.
I'm going to study these pieces as much as I can but I could only hope that I can ever draw this well.
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"Battle not with monsters lest ye become a monster also"
Divinely accurate, beautifully perfect
hey mentler, one day i will draw like you.. yeah.. ur a target for me.. keep.
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This is not an exclusive SB... why?? It certainly merits it.
So much great information and great art. So much understanding in every drawing, both displayed by you and picked up by the attentive reader.
I'm happy to see you picked up Aristides' book ... her instructor in the Golden Mean will be my instructor come January.
I see a ton of parallels between your style of teaching and the classical way, which is something I will be doing full time in two months.
I hope to see many more bones thrown out here because they're always a treat to gnaw upon.
Thank you, and hats off. It's a privilege to be in the company of someone as accomplished as you.
Sketchbook Journal Page
i just read a post by you back from 2005, where you talked about the importance of lifedrawing/masterstudies compared to the uselessness of photostudies...and if i think about that i think youre right...thanks for that
btw: i totally love your work
Wait, are you Leonardo da Vinci?
Lovely stuff as usual. I can't stop looking at your amazing art.
Thank you thank you thank you for this particular bone, which I just came across tonight.
This is the VERY thing I've been struggling with in my life drawing sessions--chasing the pose.
In a sense, in my more successful drawings, I understand that the model will have moved. Many times, I find myself "finishing" limbs that are positioned much differently on my drawing than what they are in the model's current pose.
It just helps to have this information articulated as brilliantly as you have in that post. Really, very good info for me.
This will be particularly useful for me AND TIMELY, as I thought about skipping tomorrow morning's life drawing session. Now, I will not.
In your latest drawing here... it would be nice to see that much larger... perhaps 3x that size? Your drawings are so full of information that it would be a shame for my non-Eagle-eyes to be the reason for failing to connect to your latest bones.
Thanks again. I hope this feeds the monkey a bit?
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Here is this mornings coffee stains
Wow, your analysis of the human body is very great, like one of the mentors students how to understand and analyze the human body .... Thank you ....