Anatomy Lesson Series: Body Part 2 - The Torso

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  09 September 2006
I have just one thing to say...


Thank you so much for the compilation, Rebecca! This should be so much fun.
  09 September 2006
i'm gonna give this one more love than the head project.
thanks for up on this, rk.
"I'm a driver, I'm a winner. Things are going to change, I can feel it." Beck, Loser
  09 September 2006
All right I followed Rebecca's advise and put a chalk paper on top of my drawing and started comparing my drawing with the ref.
I found out that having the right proportions on the torso is extremely important if you want the other body parts to be scaled correctly. What I'm trying to say is that due to the torso I first drew being too narrow, I drew the subjects left upper leg too short. Because I estimated the size of the left lower leg using the upper leg as a indication, this too was too small, etc
Same for the arms (biceps of right arm too short, right lower arm too narrow and too short ) and the head (too narrow).

Conclusion: I'll focus more on getting the torso proportions right in my future studies for this challenge... Thanks Rebecca

Here's the revised version of my first study, which is getting in the right direction

paolodelarosa nice lines!

DiM for a quicky that's really nice. His right leg seems a bit short though

Frejasphere charcoal? actually my girlfriend came home with a charcoal stick today and i'd like to try it out for a couple of torso's, so if you got any tips on using that (never did before, eg does it matter on what paper you use it? do I sharpen it like a pencil? etc) I'd be happy to hear from you

ytresu man you are fast

YMS I love your first!

Great work peepz, excuse me now, gotta do one more

edit: typo

Last edited by NR43 : 09 September 2006 at 06:49 AM.
  09 September 2006
Nice work everybody

My first update...
Mercury (front view)

Last edited by CgIcecube : 09 September 2006 at 04:12 PM.
  09 September 2006
Just to say that i am in. Here's my number 1:

  09 September 2006
50 Torsos in a Month - Djampa - Torso 1

Djampa - Torso 001

Marble, height: 203 cm
Museo Nazionale del Bargello, Florence

Sketchbook Pro and Photoshop CS2.
45 minutes.

Rebecca, first thing to say here is THANKS once more for another great opportunity to be here!
I felt kinna sad not being able to participate on the OFDW 19 due to my computer crash and huge business commitments, but now I got back onto my personal studies, and here we go !
My personal anatomy thread is still bugged because my server is still down, will fix that ASAP.

Hi and my best wishes to everyone, I see everybody around did a nice start and it's going to be really nice to learn more with such great artists around !
Eduardo S. Janiszewski

Zupi Portal (eng)

Last edited by Djampa : 09 September 2006 at 08:28 PM. Reason: forgot to quote the Tools used for it.
  09 September 2006
Horray for anatomy lesson! =D
Hope this is a big learning experience, like the last one was! Too bad I didnt have time to finish the last one, lets hope I have best luck with this one.

Time to stop already! I could go the whole night retouching this.
More to come tomorrow!
(yay, so happy about the workshop ^^)

From #102
  09 September 2006
First Two

first two...

  09 September 2006
HugeHarhar, nice drawing.

CgIcecube, Great Mercury, I liked the style you did it, nice highlights and contrast.

SulaMoon, hey there ! Nice to 'see' you Great torso you did to start it !

Let's keep it up !
Eduardo S. Janiszewski

Zupi Portal (eng)
  09 September 2006
torso study (2)

Hey Djampa, nice one, allthough I'd love to see your next a bit less blurry

mazalo wow I should create more contrast in my work now that I see yours

SulaMoon nice start and hey, even if you only get to learn a teeny weeny bit, it's worth it ain't it true

batte812 good to c ya here man! your crist looks a bit skinny

sorry if I miss anyone
  09 September 2006
Thumbs up I am so in

I just posted another head lol. *Cough*, now that I got that out of my system, I will definitely start on some torsos! I'm in. Great work so far. Can't wait to see more. Rebeccaks last study really helped me out. Actually, it was the whole reason I began painitng. I've learned so much.

sulamoon, you are one of my favorite artiss here. I love your technique...beautiful.

Last edited by ha-dou-ken : 09 September 2006 at 07:58 PM.
  09 September 2006
Here's my first one...

Marble, length: 194 cm
Sagrestia Nuova, San Lorenzo, Florence

This kind of thread is a really good idea, Rebecca. I need to improve my anatomy and so I will try to make a little master copy every day now.

Last edited by Maidith : 09 September 2006 at 10:12 AM.
  09 September 2006
It's nice to see everyone's participation so far. Thanks everyone for the kind comments - this should be a great Workshop.

Here's a first one from me. Now that I look at it, the right shoulder needs a lot of work.

RUBENS, Pieter Pauwel
Cupid Making His Bow
Oil on canvas, 142 x 108 cm
Alte Pinakothek, Munich

I've redone this piece here.

I might revisit this.


Welcome to CGTalk and to the Anatomy Forum. Nice sensitive touch to your drawing. I look forward to seeing more of your work.



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Last edited by Rebeccak : 09 September 2006 at 03:33 AM.
  09 September 2006
Torso study (3)

A Man: Study for a figure in Battle of Cascina cartoon
Pen and brush, 42 x 28 cm
British Museum, London

argh Rebecca nice one.. why am I scared of contrast so much?

Hey Maidith wow, only prob you have with this one is like I have with mine... a bit of highlights would spice things up
  09 September 2006
Wow!!! 1'st day and so many posts already!

I just have 1 question. Do we have to use the provided reference, or may we find our own, or use no ref.?

Either way you can count me in. Thanks RebeccaK.
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