Over the weekend I took a look at the mannkins in Andrew Loomis’ book Figure Drawing For All It’s Worth, as well as the proportions he lays out:
Clearly I need to work at these, ha ha. I might have worked a little too quickly. Regardless, it’s nice to start to learn a bit more about proportions and such, and the mannikin may be helpful.
I also started drawing the back of a ribcage, although it’s only half finished:
I usually lay out a drawing a little more than this before going into the shading & details, but for some reason I finished half of it first. It’s turning out ok, but I’m feeling the need for a bit more variety in my life & may take a bit of a break from anatomy for a day or two. We’ll see! There’s a local-ish sketching group I’m thinking of joining at some point – this weekend they’re heading to a science museum in the area to draw dinosaur skeletons. Kind of a cool idea.