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06-29-2006, 04:57 AM
Hello Everyone.
First i wasnt sure if i should really start a Thread.
But then after the start of the

Anatomy Lesson Series: Body Part 1 - The Head

i thought iŽll give it a try... here is my stuff:

Arm study



06-29-2006, 05:00 AM
Westworld :)

Woman Study

06-29-2006, 05:01 AM
And my first entry in the

Anatomy Lesson Series: Body Part 1 - The Head

Head # 16:

06-29-2006, 04:17 PM

Welcome aboard! :) Great to see you in the 50 Portraits thread, and I hope to see a lot of work here! :)

I particularly like your female study and think that the general sense of roundedness is quite good. It shows you are aware of the principle of forms that breathe, which I talked about a little here (

It would be nice if you might tell us a bit about your art training and background. :)



07-02-2006, 09:56 PM
Thank you Rebecca,

its very nice to see that you spend
a lot of time to view every single Thread
and give each member some personal
feedback.Much preciated.:thumbsup:

My art training...hmm..simply said: "i had none!"
I am drawing since i am about 6 years old
and continued since with a few time offs.
Actually i was more into Comics/3D later until i realized
that even for Computer Graphics and 3D it is
very helpful to have a solid 2D Art Background.

So i am trying to get better and better at it...
and beeing creative in every way - 2D/3D,
Game Leveldesign...even long as it is creative.


So much for my Background...

07-02-2006, 09:58 PM
Spend the weekend @ Salisbury Beach/ Massachusetts

So i had some time to study a few people...

07-02-2006, 10:37 PM

You're welcome. :) Nice to hear a bit about yourself, it really helps. Well, learning is a lifelong process, I feel lucky to have the forums here to extend my own education. :thumbsup:

Charming sketches! :) Try emphasizing the roundness and completeness of forms, especially in quick sketches such as these. You might want to check out the Drawing Manual by Glenn Vilppu:

A great resource for learning how to do great Gesture Drawings. :)



07-04-2006, 02:13 AM
Thank you Rebecca!

I had some time today for some anatomy studies.
I followed an advice by another member to use 2B - 4B pencils,
so i bought them today and digged my old sketchbook with that
rough paper out.

So here they are:

the hip:

the hip/leg:

and a skull:

07-04-2006, 08:56 AM

Great to see these studies! :)

A Tutorial I recommend checking out is:

TUTORIAL SUMMARY - Anatomy Review 003 Shading Tutorial - Tutorial Material Only (

Make sure to see the companion thread:

SPOTLIGHT: Best of Anatomy Review 003: Shading Tutorial and Human Skull Exercise (

Very inspiring work in the SPOTLIGHT thread. Keep pushing your drawings, I think you have a great start here. But one can always get better. :)



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