The eyes are half way between top of skull and bottom (chin) from hairline to chin is divided in thirds: 1) hairline, 2)brow ridge 3)bottom of nose to bottom of chin from bottom of nose to chin divided in thirds: 1)bottom of nose, 2)parting of lips, 3)top of chin (or bottom of mouth muscle or […]
The deltoid is the shoulder muscle on your upper arm. Learn about its three heads and how to draw it in this anatomy lesson! Source: How to Draw Deltoids – Anatomy for Artists | Proko
Minerva from Spring Street Studio gave a homework assignment to do an ecorche from this human and chimp skeleton. The image comes from an article that she drew my attention to which comes from Stony Brook University and addresses the topic of bipedal locomotion Chimpanzees shed light on origins of human walking
This is a “micro-blog” or “word of the day” tip: today’s word being “Parietal Eminence” The widest part of the skull. The parietal bone is one of the large component bones of the skull and makes up the side and top of the skull. See in the illustration below of a child’s skull (tuber parietale).
Today I began sculpting a skull from scratch in zbrush while at the same time helping a student in drawing to help see big, basic shapes of the skull and to think conceptually of the light (rather than following the actual light situation where there are multiple light sources canceling out the form). The main […]
When you are drawing the goal should be to reduce the forms to easy shapes – analyze what you’re looking at and try to break it down into an abstract shape, there are beautiful shapes in the bones which have to do with structure and engineering; when you start to see it you realize the […]
Basically it has to do with the line of balance, the line of action, etc. Andrew Loomis goes over it in his book. Following are the titles of some of the chapters in his book- The Standing Figure; The Figure in Action: Turning and Twisting; Forward Movment: The Tipped Line of Balance; Balance, Rhythm, Rendering; […]
The documentary mentions that he used a “steel dip pen” which in fact was a later invention, he would have used a quill which is a more expressive instrument that a steel dip pen. However, it’s an excellent documentary showing close ups of many great drawings. Da Vinci : Documentary on the Anatomical Drawings of […]