Rebecca Kimmel's Anatomy Review 001: GESTURE

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  06 June 2005
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Darktwin, ynvamsi, swadepgh, skeksi, solarundies, cryptic ghost, DjinnShadows, MagicRubber, ZuraK ~ thanks for your posts! I am going to attempt to review as much stuff as possible, it's great to see the enthusiasm and the work that people are submitting!

~Rebeccak
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  06 June 2005
Wow! Thanks so much for the lesson!

The drawings you made are so much help. Great idea about the tracing paper, I always kind off shyed away from tracing, but I definitely see what you mean about it helping. My sketches always get alittle crowded and it is hard to keep working on a sketch after a while.

I am really going to work hard on the box approach for the ribcage and pelvis. It is hard for me to grasp, but I have been using Bridgman's Life Drawing book which is so into this method. He seems to use a very boxy method of drawing the human figure. I like it because it really makes the anatomy more clear.

Thanks again for taking the time to do this! I'm learning alot already.
 
  06 June 2005
cool thread

here's a couple of n00b sketches i did (in PS, because i couldnt be bothered scanning :P)
I actually find it a lot harder in PS compared to on real paper...
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  06 June 2005
augustus~
thanks for posting! Ah, I see we have another willing victim

Ok, here is your original drawing along with my very slight modifications...



Essentially, you've made my job easy by establishing a very strong figure with a good sense of proportion, weight, volume, and foreshortening. I like that you've put in some of the landmarks of the body to guide your measurements for the limbs. So definitely you are not a beginner.

There are a few minor critiques to point out. I would thicken the man's right upper leg as it looks a bit atrophied in comparison to the man's left upper leg, which seems in good proportion to his torso. Watch the widths of his ankles, as the man's left ankle seems a bit thin in comparison to his right. To give the man's right leg a more convincing sense of tension (he is pushing with his leg against the floor), add emphasis to the curves which oppose each other on either side of the man's leg ~ not like parentheses ( ) but rather emphasize the curves as they oppose each other in an offset way as they do in a spiral of DNA. This will give you a more convincing sense of organic form.

Lastly, I would suggest doing just what I did ~ which was to tape a piece of tracing paper on top of your drawing and both simplify things as well as emphasize, through confident lines, the contour of the figure. By contour, I do not mean outline so much as the natural flow of lines around the man's form. You definitely have a great start which only needs a bit of tweaking. Definitely post more drawings in the future!

Thanks
~Rebeccak
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  06 June 2005
meta87~

>Wow! Thanks so much for the lesson!

You are absolutely welcome thanks for being a good sport!

>Great idea about the tracing paper, I always kind off shyed away from tracing, but I definitely see what you mean about it helping.

It may be old-fashioned, but it does the trick! I agree with scorpion007 that basic drawing in Photoshop is WAY harder than just a good ol' pencil ~ something to do with the slickness of the Wacom surface, I think the texture of the paper slows you down and allows you time to consider what you're doing...even taping paper over my Wacom tablet just doesn't do it for me.

>I am really going to work hard on the box approach for the ribcage and pelvis. It is hard for me to grasp, but I have been using Bridgman's Life Drawing book which is so into this method.

Great! I should have mentioned Bridgeman. I have his books somewhere...his boxy shapes are definitely helpful conceptually, although I always found his system to be sketchy and incomplete ~ hence the suggestion to work from several different books to fill in the gaps.

>Thanks again for taking the time to do this! I'm learning alot already.

Spread the word and keep posting! I am learning a lot, too.

~Rebeccak
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  06 June 2005
Here is mine



I drew this from a statue I found on the net. First laid it out quick than added a quick black line.
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  06 June 2005
<Quoting Rainman> Definitely gotta sleep...Definitely.

Thanks for the posts, guys, please keep it up!

~Rebeccak
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  06 June 2005
Here's a slightly refined verson of my first picture:



This time with a muscle reference. (not pose)
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  06 June 2005
crouched attempt

This gesture was the most difficult of the ones I tried to draw but it seemed to turn out the best of them. Would really appreciate any feedback, this thread is the maddest idea. Thanks Rebeccak!

Carl English 2005
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  06 June 2005
The worst part of books is, well, they don't tell you what you're doing wrong. I've spent almost an half hour to compare A and B. Your crits and suggestions worths a lot! Thank you very very much.
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Sorry for my
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  06 June 2005
Nice post everyone! But im confused....are we supposed to come up with simple gestures (cylinders & peanut) or the ones with defined muscle lines??
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  06 June 2005
interesting,i'll work on sumthin..
 
  06 June 2005
Here are a couple from me:



This is from life, but my dear model was asleep and under the covers, so it made making the shapes a leetle trickier




These are from photos of models off the internet. I should probably find some that have legs


Edit: 'Nother two, again from models.




And one where I was trying to go faster, since I probably spent too long on the last one.


Last edited by Kalorlo : 06 June 2005 at 04:39 PM.
 
  06 June 2005
Here's my try:

Pics from magazines, using a Wacom. C & C welcome. Thanks~

 
  06 June 2005
This is awesome! I'm taking a figure drawing class this semester, and while I still have no idea what I'm doing, I love it. This is an fantastic opportunity - count me in!

Rebecca your drawings are amazing!

Here are a few humble submissions from me:




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