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.
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.
Drawn during a snowstorm. The next entry in my attempt to work through Atlas of Human Anatomy for the Artist. I wasn’t trying super hard here, particularly on the shading, but I think it came out ok – enough to get the basic gist of what a ribcage viewed from the side is supposed to look like, anyway.
Here for you on Super Bowl Sunday is a view from above of ribs from Atlas of Human Anatomy for the Artist. I’m almost done with the ribs in this book & I’m looking forward to doing something different!
Edit: Updated the image with a scanned version.
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: Continue reading
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 skull drawings while I’m going through Atlas of Human Anatomy for the Artist. I did all these yesterday, & now looking back at them the day after, they look better to me than I originally thought. Continue reading
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
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