Wednesday, January 14, 2009
image to come
Today: The Pelvis and Rib Cage.
How they relate to each other, to the muscles in front, and to the intestine inside.
It's ironic that Frank says, "don't copy, build it up," yet in order to take really fast notes on his intensely dense lectures, copying is all we have time for.
Frank Porcu is the best anatomical artist I've ever met. He teaches my ecroche class at the Art Students League here in New York, and every Wednesday he gives a lecture on anatomy.
Since I'm putting up a post for 22-minutes of quick crappy drawing, I might as well put up a post representing each week of notes in his 3 to 3.5-hour lecture.
Here are some of my notes from last week.
Sunday, January 4, 2009
This is a color sketch for a pastel portrait I'm doing as a wedding present. Its proportions were just eyeballed, but for the real thing, careful measurements have been made.
This test also helped gauge the final size of the head in the portrait itself. My initial roughs, complete with careful proportion measurements, would have made the heads too small. Because of the size of my pastel sticks, the width of my fingers, and plain old habitual comfort zone, I decided to start over from scratch and make the heads bigger.
Friday, January 2, 2009
Thursday, January 1, 2009
I started this blog in early August, a little over four and a half months ago.
That's one semester's worth of consistent and diligent work, constantly aimed at improvement.
I did a little bit of everything:
sketching cartoon characters,
copying sequential animation drawings,
studying professional storyboards,
practicing high-speed figure drawing
This semester... Animation. I aim to produce some final animation exercises between now and the end of this semester.