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Basic Drawings - Lesson 1 & 2

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Lesson 2

Created in this Craftsy Course

Figure Anatomy for the Artist taught by Roberto Osti

Conquer the complexities of figure drawing with the indispensable system of line, shape and form used by da Vinci, Raphael and Michelangelo!

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Category Drawing
Type Drawing
Subject Figure
Material Graphite
Style Realist
Carol Ann Waugh on

Share a little about the materials, processes and techniques used to create this piece. Sketch book, pencil

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That's the spirit! I noticed that your drawing is perfect in terms of vertical proportions but the width is too narrow, then watching the video I realized that the angle of the camera narrowed the image I was creating so in order to obviate this problem I prepared two more charts that will soon be available in the platform so that you will be able to have a better view of the width of the figure. Check periodically the platform where the charts and the list of materials are posted, the charts should become available in the next couple of days.

01/31/2014 Flag

Hi Carol, I just noticed your third sketch, I missed it before. In this sketch the horizontal measures are correct except for the head: from the front torso and hips are the same width (1 1/4 ) but the width of the head should be narrower : 3/4 or 2/3 of a head, either one is correct. The head is the same depth as the torso from the side view, may be you got confused with that set of measurements. Good job! The more you draw, the faster you learn!

01/31/2014 Flag

Thank you for your feedback. I agree. The first time, I used boxes that were 1" x 1" and saw it was impossible to draw an oval in that space! So, the next time, I used a scale of 1" tall to 3/4 in wide but it was really hard working at that scale. Now I realize it's too small to get all the nuances to drawing a skeleton. However, now I started to do this class in a sketch book measuring 6 x 9, I want to keep all the drawings together -- giving myself even more challenges! My goal is to create a life-size figure in fabric so at the end, I will definitely enlarge my work! Thanks so much for your comments. I so appreciate them and I am enjoying learning from you.

02/01/2014 Flag

Hi Carol,the sketchbook is a great idea, I always tell my students they should have a sketchbook devoted only to Anatomy, that way you keep your works organized and it is easier to track your improvements, furthermore you get in the mode of going back to your sketchbook more often, you draw more, you want to create a nice collection of works. I have plenty of sketchbooks I use to practice, prepare my lessons and just sketch and I often tape photos from magazines that show athletes, dancers etc. where specific muscles are visible. The great advantage of collecting these photos (or drawings) is that you can compare them with the anatomical charts and try to identify the muscles, another great advantage is that you see the body in movement or in poses you cannot ask the models to hold for more than 2 minutes.

02/02/2014 Flag

Hi Carol, I was thinking about your idea of creating a life-size figure in fabric and I think it is a really nice idea, keep me posted!

02/02/2014 Flag

Hei Carol, we haven't heard from you for a wile! Send some works if you want. Roberto

03/07/2014 Flag