Mentees: Brötje and InSaTx
Hey guys! As you know, the purpose of this is to improve our abilities in the area of human anatomy. During the week ya'll can post your work and sketches that you have done to fullfill the assignments. We can all give each other pointers I will be posting pictures, links and references that I think are useful for whatever areas we are working on, and I hope you will feel free to do the same!
I am honestly not much of a lecturer and have a little bit of a hard time writing lengthy descriptions and explanations on how things should be and such...I really like working hands on. In light of that, the main idea of this course is practice, practice, practice! However, I will attempt pass on whatever tips and tricks I have learned about drawing anatomically correct (some of which you may or may not know already!)
As I did say earlier, I will be doing the excercises and assignments right along with ya'll, I hope to improve my own understanding of anatomy through this course as well! Feel free to let me know what works for you and what doesn't as we progress, if we need to try different methods we definitely can, I want ya'll to get as much out of this as possible. Also, we can always pick up the pace if you think we are going too slowly, or slow down f we are going to fast, ect.
Some of the areas we will cover are:
The foundations. I think if we know how and why everything works in the first place it will greatly help later on.
next step up!
This includes :
timed sketches- anywhere from 10 seconds to 20 minutes
stalking/sniping people- in malls, coffee shops, restaurants, ect.
models- friends and family or even hired
photos and movies- magazines, books, freeze-frame videos
We will be working with this throughout all of these studies, but if you want we can spend some extra time specifically on dynamic compositions and more realistic-looking movement... making people look like they really belong where they are depicted.
or sort of "Comic book/ superhero" style would be a fun thing to do sometime I think. (if ya'll want to do that) This entails exaggeration of features such as making people extremely tall, giving women accentuated features, men insane muscles, and all sorts of things like that, kind of giving everything a more sexy and superhuman look.
InSaTx, I believe you wanted to work on crosshatching and hatching as well, I can mix in some shading assignments with the excercises that will specifically help with that. Brötje, you may or may not want to participate in those, it is up to you.
For starters, I'd like ya'll to introduce yourselves and post a recent work so I can see where you are and know where I need to go from there.