Monday, June 18, 2007

Anatomy Part 3

Holy moley it's Monday!

Last week we continued learning about the arm at the weekly "Adventures in Anatomy" drawing group. The following unfinished drawing is from one of th best artistic anatomy books I've come across: Atlas of Human Anatomy for the Artist by Stephen Rogers Peck.

After book work we moved on to sketching from a live model. I tended to focus on the whole upper body this time. Here are a couple of the nicer looking sketches:

The other drawing excersize I've started is a charcoal portrait of Anna. I'll be lucky if I can work on it for 20 minutes everyo other day. I started by trying to work with Angelica. As you can imagine, I learned within a few minutes that a 4-year-old model is almost impossible to work with. You're more likely to get a waterfall to hold still. In the end I just took a couple of nice pictures of her: