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04 April 2006, 09:20 PM
After saw Rebeccak's thread on front page of the forum... i decided to learn more about human anatomy with this sub-forum...of course, with you guys... ;)

So... here's my first draw in my virtual sketch book (A female torso):

C&C are most welcome..=)

Cherrz, and see you soon... :thumbsup:

04 April 2006, 12:03 AM

Hey, it's fantastic to see you join the Anatomy Forum! :cool: May I ask what is your art training and background? It's always interesting to hear. :)

Really nice study here! The upper torso / chest is looking very solid. :thumbsup: I think the pelvis is just a bit small ~ you might try adding paper at the bottom so as not to have to squeeze everything onto the page. :) It would also be great to see a face / head study. Do you digitally paint at all? You are most welcome to join in the most Open Figure Drawing Workshop:

Open Figure Drawing Workshop - Rembrandt Master Copy - with Rebeccak 016 (

Which has just started! Anyone can join at any time. :) You are welcome to use traditional media in the Workshop as well.

Looking forward to seeing more of your work! :)



04 April 2006, 09:02 AM
Hi Rebecca...=)

Thanks for reply..=) right...the pelvis is a little straight...when i look for the bottom of the draw i see a male's pelvis...when i look up, i see a female body...something straight there...o_O

For now, i'm a student of graphic design at fbaup (, Faculty of fine art at Oporto (Portugal). I always like to draw, but now i feel a passion for human anatomy, and i think i found a good place to learn more...=)

I will see the look really cool... =)

Thanks for your comment..=)

best regards...:cool:

04 April 2006, 09:34 PM

No problem!

By the way, your 3D piece, particularly your first one in your CGPortfolio, looks great! :)

I don't know if you would be interested, but here is a 3D Workshop that is running now on the forum:

3D Workshop: Digital Anatomy Sculpture 1! The human hand - With Simon Roth (

There are some video tutorials that Simon is putting together which you may like if you are a user of ZBrush. :)



04 April 2006, 04:11 PM
OH! o_O Thanks Rebecca...=)

And thanks for the link...=)

Yesterday i saw a great DVD-Tutorial using Zbrush for a modeling of a Human Body (From Gnomon's Workshop DVDs - By Zak Petrov - using Maya and Zbrush)...and it was amazing...=)

I think i would like very much your link (Simon's link)...i'm sure it will be a great help for me...human anatomy with 3D...=)

Thanks once again..=)

Best regards..:wavey:

04 April 2006, 09:22 PM

No problem! :) Hoping to see your participation soon. And your English is fine! Much better than my Portuguese. :D

Cheers, :)


04 April 2006, 09:59 PM
Hehehhe =P

Thanks Rebecca =)

For now, at school (Draw lessons), i'm doing a great exercise:"Make your own self portrait"...=)...soon i will put more work here...=)
For now, you can see a work made at my university (i love it...:love: ) :

Best Regards...:wavey:

04 April 2006, 10:09 PM

I've just seen your friend's sculptures, and they are really cool! It looks as though your school puts a really nice emphasis on traditional work ~ that's great to see. :)

Thanks for posting those pics!

Cheers, :)


04 April 2006, 11:40 PM
You welcome...=) right...=)...traditional art is the most value of my school. We don't have faster computers, and great buldings, but...we have a great history behind (225 years...i guess...). Most people think:" don't have acess to computers, so... i supose you can't do nothing with computers"... in my opinion tihs is wrong, because...when i'm doing something in Zbrush or modeling in 3DsMax i'm putting my know-how...learned at draw lessons or design lessons... in there...=)
Here, some work of old students of my school (some years ago..=P):

Male-1870 by Silva Porto (1850-1893)

Female by António Carneiro (1872-1930)

Male-1881 by Henrique Pousão (1859-1884)

Male-1843 by Tadeu de Almeida Furtado (1813-1901)

Retrato by Aurélia de Souza (1866-1922)

Retrato de Teixeira Lopes by Joaquim Lopes (1886-1956)

O Desterrado by Soares dos Reis

Soon i will put more pictures of my school...=) ... i thing you'll like, we have more scupltures in the hole garden arround the school... =)

Best regards, and thanks once again... :wavey:

05 May 2006, 05:33 PM
Some quick sketchers (3-15 minutes) from the last lessons of human anatomy at college...=)

05 May 2006, 08:34 PM
Awsome sketches! Really nice work. In your first post, the girl stretching, I think her Breasts are too high, I know she is stretching so they would move up but I think they are too high up.

Truly awsome work here!

05 May 2006, 07:06 PM

Very strong and expressive drawings.....GREAT....:)



05 May 2006, 12:10 PM
Thanks for the comments..=)

More...=)....10-20 minutes

05 May 2006, 04:35 PM

Thank you for posting the links to the works from your school, and it's great to see your new work. :)

One thing I am noticing is that the heads are a bit small in the drawings, relative to the bodies. It's a difficult thing to get the detail of the head while working with a full figure ~ but using the medium of pen is great for getting these details. :) I would recommend using a ballpoint pen (, a very cheap one does the trick, especially on newsprint, but really on any kind of paper. You can get a lot of fine details and shading gradations.

Looking forward to seeing more of your work!

Cheers, :)


09 September 2006, 09:51 AM
Hey Rebeccak, thanks for the tips... =)

Here's the first try for the anatomy's challenge (torso), here one CG Talk:

Christ Carrying the Cross (detail)
Santa Maria sopra Minerva, Rome

Male Nude
Black chalk with white highlights, 40,5 x 22,6 cm
Teylers Museum, Haarlem

09 September 2006, 10:20 AM
hi Malanjo

great to see you at the torso challenge
I really dig your nr25. i think that is self critiscism written next to it but I don't know the language (italian?)

hope to see more of you soon!

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