Inktober Day 5

by Jman3, October 5th 2018 © 2018 Jman3

Done as part of a 30 minute class.

My current goal is: Better understand human anatomy, so I can render imagined poses

Missed day 4 due to travel but I will make up for it by doing some extra drawing today.

I will use Inktober as a way to getting better at drawing human figure and try to get a more consistent drawing schedule by gaining some skill and therefore more pleasure to continue bettering my artistic abilities.

Again I sill have some issues with proportions and going over some of my lines again when moving to a 0.7mm pen. I think the form is generally good. Really focusing on starting with the head position, then building the structure of the spine to arms and legs.

First time opening to critique I am currious where other people think I should focus.

Notes for the final drawing:

Waist is too wide and the upper leg (thigh) is too long. Drawing still seems quite flat.



First: Good luck with the Inktober! Hope you'll have fun!

Then, for the "skeleton" lines of actions, good work. That's a good start to improve on anatomy.

To improve further, I would suggest the following exercise: Try to draw the ribcage and pelvis masses before to go to the full character. They are good landmarks to check the proportions.


Hi LoveTheBic, thanks for the critique!

Is this about what you imagined I should do (see link to attached image)? Should I be more accurate with the form of the rib cage and pelvis or just make them more like circles? Should I be trying to do this on the 30 second sketches or 1 minute sketches?

Again thanks for the feedback!



Yes that's a good start.

From your drawings we see the man on the left has too long arms. Indeed the arm length (shoulder to elbow) is just a bit longer than the ribcage.

You can check that yourself. Let your arm hang along your body and see where the elbow is compared to the ribcage.


I see your point, thank you for the advice I will incorporate this in my next session!


Good luck with Inktober! I've allready kind of changed my month long project :P

I know a great exercise for helping understand the ribcage and pelvis and that is to draw the "bean".

Proko has a great video of it on his youtube channel and it alwas helps me when trying to depict the torso's roundness and position, as well as gave me practice on rendering sphere like objects, which helped me depict limbs and the head.

Really the youtube vid by Proko explains it better than I ever could. I'd suggest watching it, then practicing with doing a few rounds of two or three minute gesture drawing poses.


Hi Drunkenelf!

I looked up Proko on google and I think I have found the video you are referring to "How to Simplify the Motion of the Torso - The Bean". This channel looks like an excellent reference for what I am looking to do.

Thank you!