Quickposes: pose generator for figure & gesture drawing practice Rat Creature's Journal - how to draw female comic characters (according to Wizard)... brown_betty asked for examples "to illustrate the exactly how and why female comic characters are illustrated differently than the male." And I thought, really, what's better to illustrate these things than the books teaching the style in the first place? A while ago I posted some scans from Wizard How To Draw series on drawing female superheroes (here and here), and I thought I'd post a bunch more from the first book of the series on "How To Draw: Heroic Anatomy". As everything, it starts with the basics, i.e. proportions. The female example is similar, but slightly different, notice how he stands firm and straight, wheras she stands with her hips cocked a little and the leg thrust forward? Also notice in the direct torso comparison below, how the male one is ramrod straight, but she curves and leans just a little bit in the same pose? Now onwards to the chapter "Sultry Women". Next, Michael Turner explains "Sex Appeal".
photo-reference-for-comic-artists.com - All the Photo References and Textures Comic Artist Wants Feet Drawing Feet Drawing requires you to be aware of issues such as proportions and main lines. You must also make allowance for the gender and age of your subjects. Feet play an importan part in the expression of a figure. Copying and studing the studies below will help to stimulate your faculties of observation. A man's foot is approximately 1/6th of his own body. These are drawings of male feet: A woman's foot is about 1/8th of the lenght of her own body. The widest part of a person's foot is just as wide as the widest part of his/her hand. Note the direction lines of the ankles and the toes. Make sure you get sufficient depth from the arch to the instep when drawing a foot. These are drawings of female feet: Children's feet are good to study because they have not been distorted by shoes too much. In chidren the arch of their feet is usually more pronounced. The toes are also more separated than in adult feet, givine grace to the foot. In drawing from nature, sketch only parts if the children move too much.
Cheederian anatomy by *BlackMysticA on deviantART bodies-in-motion » Scott Eaton Studios 30 second sequences from BiM Not long ago, I had twelve artists from Natural Motion (of Morpheme and Clumsy Ninja fame) into Somerset House, my home away from home, for a four day anatomy workshop. At the end of each day we would take about 20 minutes to draw from the Bodies in Motion library. sketching from BiM We made extensive use of the timer for gesture drawing. It can be set to 10fps, 1fps, 30sec, 1min, 2min, or 5mins, and ticks down to zero before flipping to the next frame of the motion sequence. timelapse of a sequence of 30 second poses
Art Students Guide to the Proportions of the Human Form Another mention of the book is on a page of the study of Human Proportions through the ages: Proportionslehre from the Luitpold-Gymnasium Munchen: Polycletus was a Greek Sculptor active in the late 300s and early 200s B.C., along with Phidias, he created the classic Greek style. None of his works survive but Roman copies do. From History of Sculpture: From the Earliest Ages to the Present Time by Dr.Wilhelm Lubke - 1872: "Next to Athens, at this period, Argos appears as the central point of a second important school. "...So much importance, however, did he attach to truth of form and correctness and harmony of proportion, that he wrote a book on the structure of the human figure, and executed a statue, which was called the Canon, because he depicted in it the normal beauty of a thoroughly perfect youthful form. It was Polycletus' Canon that formed the basis for The Sculptor and Art Student's Guide to the Proportions of the Human Form. Back to Top of Page
Fuck-ton of Anatomy References: Reborn • A mind-blowing fuck-ton of gun pose references. ... the Figure Drawing LAB - StumbleUpon Artistic Anatomy Is learning to draw anatomy in a classroom more secure (since there is a teacher to check the work and possibly a book to study from) in practicing artistic anatomy drawing, or should artists focus on just practicing from images on websites/blogs like this tumblr? Asketh - pjmx24 Depending on the size of your class and where you are, your teacher can be a great guide to help you and show you what areas you need to focus on more to improve and give you good material to work from! If your class size is too big (ideally a class of no more than 15 is optimal for a teacher to give extensive feedback to all students) you might not get enough feedback to really improve as much as possible to your full potential. Outside of class (or if you have no class) you should focus on drawing in a sketchbook dedicated for life drawing/anatomy. Even a page a week of studying will help you improve. Hope that gives you some insight!