Anatomy Studies of Skeleton / Bone / Muscle - TRADITIONAL OR DIGITAL

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Old 07 July 2005   #1
Arrow Anatomy Studies of Skeleton / Bone / Muscle - TRADITIONAL OR DIGITAL


Please post your BEST ANATOMY STUDIES here ~ these may be 2D or 3D Traditional or Digital copies from books, life, online reference, etc.


Please post:

1. Your BEST WORK!
2. Medium used
3. Time spent to complete
4. A bit about your process and the reference you used.

Thanks in advance for your posts!


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Last edited by rebeccak : 07 July 2005 at 06:48 PM.
Old 07 July 2005   #2
Wrong forum...
Insert obnoxious animated GIF here.

Last edited by Guy In Rubber Suit : 07 July 2005 at 03:09 AM.
Old 07 July 2005   #3

Guy In Rubber Suit,

These are lovely drawings, but this particular thread is really for drawings of Anatomical studies of Bones and Muscles ~ not finished figures. Would you mind terribly posting your work on this thread: Life Drawings - Post Your Best 5 Pages Of Life Drawings!

No worries, it's a bit confusing with several similar threads in the forum.

Thank you!


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Old 07 July 2005   #4
Here's a few samples of bone and muscle structure I drew from an anatomy book.

Medium: pencil on a cheap sketchpad.

Time spent: Not really sure. Many, many hours. (Though I can probably tell you which movies I watched while working on the skeleton. I've always been able to do that for some odd reason.)

Process & Reference: I had an anatomy book I picked up while in school and decided to get better aquanted with the inner workings of the human body. So I opened it up and began drawing. My plan was to go through each major bone and muscle group and attempt to learn what those where without having to look it up. But, unfortunately, work didn't allow me much time and before I knew it, I was working on dozens of other projects in my spare time.

But who knows, now that this forum is here to put a fire under my butt, maybe I'll blow the dust off that anatomy book and get back to it. Great thread Rebeccak!
Old 07 July 2005   #5

Medium: Digital (openCanvas,Painter,Photoshop)

Time spent: each piece about 1 hours.

Process & Reference: i use photo reference to do these has fun to use many media brushes do sketch in digital way.

Old 07 July 2005   #6
Hi zhuzhu,

I know that I asked the same question
in "best 5 pages from sketchbook" thread but your
explanations were quite unclear to me...

So I ask again.
How to create such nice watercolor effect ?
Could you give a short, step-by-step tutorial on that.
I would be grateful.

Once again great work from you...


Old 07 July 2005   #7


This is so exciting! I am thrilled to see such great work!

Thanks for these posts, guys!


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Old 07 July 2005   #8
oh la la.amazing stuff!
Old 07 July 2005   #9
zbrush used in a 2D manner. I don't know if this qualifies as a study because I didn't use a model. What is a study, anyhow?

time: about a hour.
Process: I have no earthly idea. I was brand new to zbrush demo and was just pushing levers and turning gears.
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Last edited by AdrielaSakamoto : 07 July 2005 at 11:42 PM.
Old 07 July 2005   #10

well since it is an artistic thread i don't know if this bit of facts will be appreciated. but until i post some sketches here is some gyan(wisdom) on the skeleton:. gyan may be wrong .feel free to take my case than.

1) the skeleton is divided into two main categories
a) axial

skull proper+mandible(jaw),rib cage,vertebral column, and the pelvic girdle. and i think the collar bones which are called...acromions.
humerus,radius ulna,femur.tibia, fibula i think the carpels., tarsals and the figer bones that are called....i can t remeber .

. i think i ll give more gyan when i post a sketch.
Old 07 July 2005   #11
Finger and toe bones are called phalanges, I believe.

It goes Metacarpal(your palm) bone, Proximal phalanges(first section of finger), Middle phalanges(second section), Distal phalanges(tip of finger). Substisue tarsal for carpal and you have the arch of your foot, but toes are the same as fingers(they are phalanges).

I actually learned something in 7th grade science!
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Old 07 July 2005   #12
hmm...i need a digi cam, sorry for the poor quality of the picture.
This is also my 1st post in cgtalk, yay!

Old 07 July 2005   #13
this is my first, only and best anatomical drawing.
I did it today with a pencil in about 1 1/2 hours.
Unfortunally my Scanner is veeeery old and bad and so I had to repair many things in Photoshop, but its still not as good as on the paper :(
My reference was an anatomical book, my father used while studying.
Im working on a skull, but Im not satisfied with it yet.
So heres it:
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Old 07 July 2005   #14
Studies for Skeleton-bot

This picture is a part (of many more :-)) of my skeleton-bot projekt. I made that anatomy studies, to create a nearly human skeleton bot. My aim was a mechanic figure with authentic human proportions and kinematic. That project was create for an competition on 3Dattack and the result was a short animation. With that project I was able to combine my anatomy studies with 3D and Ive learned a lot :-)

Medium: Pen on paper (DinA4)
Time: a lot ;-)
Process and References: various anatomy books and a skeleton made of plastic

If you are interested in phase 1 of my skeleton-bot projekt visit:
This page is in german, but I hope youll enjoy it...
Old 07 July 2005   #15


these are beautiful! Tell us more about your training .


from what I can see, your drawings are excellent!

Great work, guys!

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