50 min sketch from 2 hour session© 2022 Rashuneagle
Done as part of a 2 hour class.
My current goal is: Better understand human anatomy, so I can render imagined poses
Anime Beginner Acct
I like how the hip section came out. It looks really well constructed. If you haven't already you can look up the skeletal construction of the hip and just recreate a simplified version a few times. I think it would help to make your hip sections pop out even more
Only other critique that I can reasonably offer is to remember proportions for the upper half. If you ever get stuck on how wide shoulders should be or how long arms should extend then you can always fall back on ideal commercial proportions. Per Loomis, women have bodies about 2 head lengths wide. For arms, the elbow starts just above the navel and the fingers, when extended, reach down to the mid section of the thigh
Good evening, Rashuneagle, greatest work on your expressive lines, sillos, and proportions and angles. Very greatest work indeed. Keep up the greatness. I completely and totally love how the torso and hips are well-done in terms of their construction. Excellent work on the flow and structure of the limbs.
I'm not getting enough of the flow and exaggeration of the line of action. Please could you go for 40 minutes of 30 second attitudes of nudes/anti-nudes/non-nudes? (all flipped horizontal/vertical) As a result, your anatomy poses will get to be the least stiffest and the most spontaneous, alive, and internally motivated. For more details, look into the Ben Caldwell books and the Nancy Beiman book, but that's not all, the quick sketch exercise.
Good luck to you, and I hope these help.
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The hips and upper legs are the most developed part of this drawing and look very nice. The issue I think comes with the overreliance on the approach of trying to first break the form down into its gemoetric parts (ie. ribcage as oval witha cut in it, spine as a curved line, and hips pointed downwards). It is useful to know these things and how the body breaks down this way, however, when drawing from a model, the anatomically correct figure is already right there. You can use the knowldege of how the body breaks down to inform the way that you are drawing what you are seeing, for instance, understanding that a chunk of shading on the model is being caused by where the ribs are jutting out. I think the most useful step forward would be to continue learning how to break the body down geometrically, practice by creating imagined poses, then when figure drawing or drawing from a model, try to not draw what you are seeing using this geometric process. But instead just draw what you are seeing. As you get more skilled eventually your imagined figures will no longer have to be geometrically imagined first, and your figure drawing and models will come through more knowledgeably because of the understanding of the geometric form.
That actually makes. Lot of sense. I'll try that next time I practice. Ok you're basically saying be confident in what you're seeing and draw it