Tuesday, February 28, 2006

Who Knew???

Who knew that the human body was a mathematical work of art?? Probably lots of people knew, but I didn't until I began learning about it in this life drawing class. We've been studying physical proportions, anatomical structure, and how it all fits together. Here is a snapshot of a project we completed in a recent class. We will continue to enhance these drawings throughout the semester. Meanwhile we have a nude model in every class, and draw for 3 hours a night. It's challenging and deeply satisfying, and definitely expanding my horizons!

6 comments:

Dotty Stripes said...

wonderful drawings, so exciting this mathematical wonder we live in!

Rexroth's Daughter said...

What I know about the mathematical wonders of the human body is that a symmetrical face is more pleasing to the eye. That there are pleasing distances between the nose and lip, and a fine balance of space between the eyes. There's some line to be drawn to the chin, but I can't remember where it begins. I'm sure there's more all the way down to the toes.

adagio said...

What could be more interesting/challenging to draw than the human form.

Dr. Charles said...

i remember this epiphany, too. very cool. check out davinci's canon of proportions.

CGI-angel said...

Oh wow, i've always dreaded Life drawing classes which was a mandatory requirement for animators.....but I kinda miss it--a little, reading your entry.

As for proportions & aesthetic beauty......thought this site might be of interest to you.

www.beautyanalysis.com/index2_mba.htm

~cheers~

Sigrid Jardin said...

Dr. C. - Will do, thanks for the great suggestion. Never realized that anatomy would be so fascinating!

Angel,
Thanks for this fascinating web site. I have looked at it several times, and it fits well with what I'm thinking about these days!