Outing to a natural history museum! Dinosaurs! Saber-toothed Tigers!

Triceratops Skull, 1.31.16

Triceratops Skull, 1.31.16

I met up with that local sketching group this past weekend, & this time we went to a natural history museum. That meant lots & lots of bones & fossils! I’m a little rusty when it comes to drawing bones, so this was great practice.

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Joints of the Right Shoulder

Joints of the Right Shoulder, 2.19.15

Joints of the Right Shoulder, 2.19.15

I decided to do some more anatomy yesterday – I had a little bit of time in between jobs.  So this is a drawing of the joints of the right shoulder.  I feel like my clavicle might be too big & the head of the arm bone a bit too compact.  I’ll probably be focusing on this area for a little while longer.

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Front view of rib cage

Rib Cage, 1.8.15

Rib Cage, 1.8.15

Here’s another anatomy drawing from Atlas of Human Anatomy for the Artist – I’ve now moved on to the rib cage!  This is a front view.

While I’m doing this, I need to keep in mind that I’m actually trying to learn the bones and how things fit together, to some extent.  Maybe I should start labeling these to force myself to remember and learn.

I think I made the rib cage a little too narrow…

More Skulls! And some Blackwing 602s

Palomino Blackwing 602 Pencils

Palomino Blackwing 602 Pencils

It’s an exciting thing to receive a box of Blackwing 602 pencils for Christmas, isn’t it?  I also got a couple new sketchbooks and a great new pencil sharpener, so I’m good to go for awhile now.

To make up for the fact that I haven’t posted anything since December 9th, I did 4 new skull drawings today from Atlas of Human Anatomy for the Artist, since I’m still in skull land there (and will be for a little while longer). Continue reading

Skull Drawing

Skull Drawing, 12.9.14

Skull Drawing, 12.9.14

Sorry for the lack of updates for the past week!  It’s been a bit hectic.

I started this skull drawing yesterday while waiting for a work meeting to begin, & then finished it up today at work during lunch.  I had to rush on the shading a bit, though, particularly on the right side – it’s nice to get the practice in, but I still don’t think it’s super important for the purpose of learning anatomy. Continue reading