some quick pose exercising before rushing to work
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A 23 year old girl.
Born in Uppsala, Sweden.
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Wow FINALLY a decent reference of the muscles on the female figure WITHOUT the breast content. It has always bothered me that they always have to include the breasts when showing the muscle anatomy on the female body, considering breasts vary in size and shape a lot and isn’t even muscles to begin with.
Hey guys, remember sycra’s video about foreshortening that got a shitload of notes?
this one is one of his older ones but it’s still pretty interesting. The “lighning bolt-technique” is something very new to me, so I’m gonna try it out myself!
we did some gesture doodles in the pchat uvu man this was more fun than I first remembered
Did some basic anatomy studies, I’ve felt that I lack practise in drawing the back view of the torso. And I’ve realized that I really need to use cylinders more often for the torso. Well as they say; repetition pays off.
These “notes to self” are very effective to me, instead of trying to fix the errors in the first drawing, it’s better to highlight the most common mistakes you do and then keep that in mind when you draw the same pose again.
Some minor dynamic gesture drawing exercise featuring Mike Chilton! UvU
I’d like to add that the first picture is more or less exactly how I start out drawing arms.
As you can see there is NO SPHERES for the elbow or for the shoulder.
Only quick lines that cross each other where the elbow and shoulder are located. Also note how this technique actually makes it easier to draw a foreshortening of the upper arm.
Gosh you have no idea how many times I’ve seen people ruin their fundamental anatomy by using circles for joints and limbs that obviously doesn’t work like a Ball-joined-doll.
Anyway, please also observe how the elbow look like on figure 2. The elbow is actually a very complex structure if you look at the bones, it more or less change shape depending on how you bend the arm.
If you take time to actually study the shapes of the bones, you’ll end up with way more realistic and accurate elbows. Trust me, it is worth the time.
Some anatomy speedies.
The notes at the top is more or less a reminder for myself about what I need to focus on.
The placement of the clavicle(collarbone) in certain angles is sometimes a little trouble to me when I’m drawing. And since the collarbone is important to keep an eye on when it comes to the arms and such, it never hurts to do some extra observations of it.
Also, the peculiar shape of the back/neck that appears when you lean forward and such… need to focus more on as well.
Refs from Ahrum Stock.
muscles sure can look weird.
Reference stock: Link!
Now I’ve had enough of anatomy practise, time to draw some mc-fanart UvU
moar like perfect excuse to draw naked Rayon and Texas.
hhhhhhh this is safe for work because there’s no penis mkay
I start off with drawing a quick gesture drawing. Gesture drawing is all about catching the pose, energy and character - things such as proportions are secondary at this stage.
Polishing up the gesture drawing (also flipped image horizontally)
Now I start to sketch out the basic stick-figure like skeleton, this is the time where you can adjust the proportions a little bit.
Please note that the torso appears very long here, but that’s because I haven’t sketched out the pelvis yet.
Sketching out the pelvis. It’s best to imagine it as a box. Make it a bit wider when drawing a female body.
Roughly sketch out the torso, observe how the oblique muscle goes down to the bottom of the “box”.
It’s good to keep the gesture in mind every now and then. The posture here follows the arrows more or less.
Flipping it horizontally again. Drawing the arms, the line is there to keep track on the proportions of the elbow. The length of the arms and the placement of the elbow is probably one of the things I always keep an eye on when I draw anatomy. As long as the arms are accurately proportioned, it seems that the rest almost fixes itself (This is only for me, though, I do not promise it works the same for other artists)
Working some more on the arms, adjusting the angles and so on…
Now for the important part: the abs. Abs are weird and hard and comes in many different shapes and designs. So what I recommend you guys right now is to use references and some good anatomy tutorials/books for this area. I am still not 100% confident in drawing abs myself.
One last thing that I did on the sketch was to make the head smaller. I still tend to make the heads too large in relation to the body. So this is something I always fix afterwards, it often makes the proportions look better in general just by resizing the head of the character.
And some values to spice it up.
The final picture is a bit more paintery-looking: Final picture!
Forgot to upload the studies I did from yesterday’s livestream.
I am going with my mom to her friend’s house tomorrow and stay there a couple of days, I’ll bring my computer tho, so don’t worry. But unless they have good internet, I might not be livestreaming for the following days. But I look forward to change environment for a little bit.
This one is freehanded without a reference, just to try out the technique to a new level.
It was slightly more tricky, I forgot to add some sort of line of action to guide me. But the end result is quite okay.
here’s some more drawings using the technique mentioned in earlier post. Thought this pose felt a lot like Shaka-Bella. So I gave her a Shaka face hehu.