Drawing One Part Four Project- Structure exercise -three drawings and log

 

1 Standing

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2 SittingIMG_9162-001

IMG_9676I myself, like this image . I like the angular areas of shade that I have demarcated and their filling with brown conte and I like the activity and swirls of the lines.

sitting

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3. LyingIMG_9164-001

 

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Plus three further sketches and final drawings:

1) Standing

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Sitting

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Lying

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Log -how accurately did you depict the overall proportions of the figure? Although generally the proportions were good there were some problems -particularly with head  and limbs and with shape when viewing the body part in a foreshortened manner.

I certainly did try and put the anatomical drawings of muscle and bone to use –but am still not getting the arm and leg muscles well balanced and positioned correctly.

I am interested by the image of Man Resting in the OCA handbook (Lucien Freud) in which there are very little muscles which makes him look both relaxed and floppy -there is no shade depicting bone or muscle and only the Adam’s apple is prominent. This drawing seems to be out of character with his usual images which depict lots of body shape (particularly fat).

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Drawing One Part Four Project –Structure Research point —looking at the musculature to aid life drawing

SEE RED PHOTO ALBUM    these images were anatomical representations of muscle groups and most I have removed from blog as they were diagramatic reminders rather than drawings

 

Examples:

The face and its muscles of expression

mouth

The eyes and expression

 

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Upper back

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The abdomen

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Pelvis and legs

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I was struck by my problems with the curvature of the limbs, and with facial expressions and this set me off investigating the muscles, which, having a medical degree , were revision but not easily remembered when drawing the limbs etc.

knowing the shapes directions and sizes of the muscles was helpful in determining the shape of the body.