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  06 June 2010
-More Hamm for learning neck with life study
-Found a friend to pose for me - first gesture drawings
-Started reading Loomis's figure drawing book and played around with his mannequin - husband, daughter, couple photographs



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  06 June 2010
Nice drawings, I like your shading alot. I'm curious to see where your journey will take you.
 
  06 June 2010
Didn't read the whole thread, but jjacobo's advice is solid and his work proves it. Though I must add that "copying" is a bad idea in itself, BUT it doesn't mean you won't learn things from it. At first you must not be copying every study you do, you should learn how to build the model from bone to skin, and understand the fundamentals. If you can afford it, Glen Vilppu has been a phenominal teacher for me. I haven't completely studied his videos, but check them out, they are top notch.

Only after learning from him will you understand the difference between copying and analyzing the model.

Good luck! Keep it up!
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  07 July 2010
-runn, thanks. I'm expecting it will be a long and bumpy one.

-redpanda, thank you. It's always great to get advice.


Family's been keeping me busy.
-Arm and elbow bones
-Few Hamm diagrams, life studies with attempts to visualise the bones, life study.


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  07 July 2010
Hi Heather, you have some great anatomy studies happening here. Lovely shading skills! I've been using one of Jack Hamm's book too, but I'm currently focusing on animal anatomy. I've found his book very useful. I look forward to seeing you progress with your studies.
 
  07 July 2010
-Aviva, thanks for the kind post and encouragement!

Bought some softer Derwent pencils to try out.

-learning arm muscles, trying to identify muscles in a photograph
-did a painting in Photoshop mainly as stress relief

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  07 July 2010
Love how much care you put into your studies. It definately shows, great work! Keep it up!
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  07 July 2010
Hi Heather

I just went through your sketchbook...GREAT START..
DYNAMIC FIGURE DRAWING by Burne Hogarth is a book that can be very useful to you, if you read it and absorb what he is saying and then go about applying it in your own works,,,alot of principals for doing the figure correctly in deep space using forshortening with rythm/flow, interlaceing of forms ect...really useful stuff for getting a sense of life and motion into your figures.
Along with what you are already doing in the way of study, which is all great and a great way to learn, his book will help further your understanding of how to build and describe the human figure correctly and will also allow you to use and take that knowlage you have gained so far concening the human form/figure even further.
You can get his book/books on the internet..Great teacher and books..
Looking forward to seeing your progress in here..
TAKE CARE
Glenn
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  07 July 2010
Great to see another person who enjoys Jack Hamm's book, I recommend it to everyone who ask. Of course I don't practice nearly enough, but I think I learned some things from it.

I really like your digital piece.
 
  12 December 2010
My apologies for not responding to people. My health became quite poor a few months ago. I am finally doing better and hope to draw more. Thanks to all for the feedback.

Studying leg structure (more Hamm copies) and attempting to construct torsos from imagination (one used photo reference).


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  12 December 2010
Studied Richer diagrams to learn the leg muscles and then attempted to identify leg muscles in a photograph.

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  12 December 2010
some nice anatomy studies in here. i wish i had the discipline to do so many anatomy drawings, but i frustrate easily in 2D. i look forward to seeing more of these. keep it up!
 
  04 April 2011
I'm currently recovering from surgery. Feeling much better. It seems that my trick for ending up bed-ridden is to set any kind of drawing goals, as they've coincided for months.

Well, before all that I did a couple quick photograph studies. My husband had agreed to sit for me every night for half an hour or so and I drew him a few times. I tried out Posemaniacs for gesture drawing, set to something around a minute per image. I did a Caravaggio study of a detail from The Calling of Saint Matthew.

I also have a question for anybody interested. My husband is my only current real life study material (aside from myself and my daughter). He has an unusually large skull. While I still think he's gorgeous, I'm almost afraid of getting in the habit of drawing heads too large. Is it possible to develop a habit that way? Should I consciously attempt to draw it smaller or not worry about it? I'd love to study a variety of live bodies, but that just won't be the case for a while.




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  05 May 2011
Hi Heather, sorry to hear about your surgery. Hope you make a speedy recovery!

Great job on those bone/muscle studies!
 
  05 May 2011
Originally Posted by DriftingEmber: I also have a question for anybody interested. My husband is my only current real life study material (aside from myself and my daughter). He has an unusually large skull. While I still think he's gorgeous, I'm almost afraid of getting in the habit of drawing heads too large. Is it possible to develop a habit that way? Should I consciously attempt to draw it smaller or not worry about it? I'd love to study a variety of live bodies, but that just won't be the case for a while.


First off, I'm glad to hear your surgery went well. And I love your anatomy studies. The one on legs is beautiful. The torso studies could benefit from the in-depth research like you did on the legs. For a construction dummy, it is sometimes easier to use boxes rather than ovoids. Have you ever given that a try?

As for the head questions, I've tackled this for months now myself. I'm not a teacher or an experienced artist, but here is what I've learned on my own: Head size will vary with geography and race. Head structure generally stays the same, I find. So in the construction phase it may seem like your subject has a large skull. But depending on how you finish, and whatever racial look you may be going for, it could be just right. For the ideal proportions, you could always look to photographs and use the sight-size method for measuring the width of the skull versus the width of the shoulder versus the width of the hips. After dozens of drawings, your mind's eye will begin to associate patterns and generalizations as to what is an ideal head size. I find that when I'm out of practice, I draw the heads too small and the torso too large (and i generally don't post those studies online ).

For a rough estimate, I try to draw the head with flat sides and kind of long'ish. Then I try to make sure that there is one head of space on each side of the shoulder, and then for women, roughly the same for hips. Then I divide the line of the leg into two halves where each half is roughly two heads long/high. And that's my ideal setup at the gesture phase.

Anyways I wouldn't stress over head size yet. Draw the shape and size you naturally see, and worry less about calculating the perfect fit. Hope that helps somewhat.
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