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Lesson 1, 2 & 3

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Camera Canon Canon IXUS 220HS
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Lesson 1

Created in this Craftsy class

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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Here are some details about my project:
Category Drawing
Type Drawing
Subject Figure
Material Graphite
Style Realist
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Share a little about the materials, processes and techniques used to create this piece. Lesson 1 2 & 3 and some of "homework" sketches from lesson 3.

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Nice group of drawings! Keep doing what you are doing, you will get to the point were you are not measuring the various proportions constantly but you will "feel" when the head is proportionally correct in relation to the head or the torso etc. I like the 5th drawing with the figure with the skeleton inside, it feel right and solid. The skeleton next to it is too narrow in the hips, the hips should be a little wider that the height of the head. Try drawing the figure from life if you have access to a model or copy it from a photo then put the skeleton inside, this way you will approach it from the outside in. Another exercise is to draw skeleton without looking at a model but using all the reference you need to draw the skeleton properly, when you are done draw the figure around the skeleton, this will show you if you drew the skeleton properly and not too skinny or too wide: we see immediately if a figure is not proportioned but it more difficult to evaluate the proportions of a

02/21/2014 Flag

Thanks for you comments and the encouragement, I have one clarification regarding the width of the head from the front, In the video you said it was 2/3 of a head but in the new class material the dimensions are showing as 3/4 of a head. Admittedly it is not a lot of difference but just wondering which one we should be using?

02/22/2014 Flag

They are both right, one makes a slightly more square head and another one for a more slender head. When you look at people, try to identify the type of head they have: squarer or longer, this will give you a first parameter as you draw the head and will make it easier to capture the characteristics of the head of your subject. Thank you for this question, you gave me the chance to clarify this. I thought explained this in the video but apparently I missed it! Best Roberto

02/23/2014 Flag

Sorry it took me so long I posted two images with the proportions of the head, from and side view, let me know if they are helpful. By mistake I posted two set of images withy the same title : "Proportions of the head" but one deals with the conceptualization of the whole body in boxes, not just the head, check them both , they might be helpful. Ciao. Roberto

03/07/2014 Flag