Tuesday, April 25, 2006

Life Drawing



My life drawing class this semester has been a mind-blowing experience. We are learning so much anatomy along the way, and being asked to accurately draw the skeleton, the musculature, and learn all the "bony landmarks" and "muscular landmarks" and how the light and shadow is impacted by what's in the body.. Just to give you some idea of the learning curve, I'm posting here my first drawing and my latest one. As you can see, I still have trouble getting the proportions of torso to legs right, but it is coming along and soon I expect to have that nailed. Now we're working on how to draw shadows and highlights and to show how the skin looks in particular lighting situations. It's all about practice, not perfection!


5 comments:

Rexroth's Daughter said...

Kim, I am so impressed by the difference between these two drawings. You have made incredible progress. Beautiful.

Jean said...

The human body is quite difficult to reproduce!
Proportions, the reflection of the light on the skin, the expression of the face and the glance....
The photograph... it is easier!!!!!!

Le corps humain est bien difficile à reproduire !
Les proportions , la reflection de la lumière sur la peau , l'expression du visage et du regard ....
La photo ...c'est plus facile !!!!!!

Dotty Stripes said...

Wow, you are getting better so fast...you make my head spin!

TDharma said...

obvious improvement...so much of it is about learning to see. The more you look, the more you see, the better the drawing becomes. I remember having my mind blown when I realized that bodies weren't put together the way I thought they were -- I had incorrect visual assumptions, you know?

Barb Cabot said...

The progression of your work is amazing. I think you are fortunate on many accounts. You have a natural sensitivity to translate what you see into your drawings. This is such a challenge and you are able to do this really well. You are also fortunate as it seems you have been given another gift...a wonderful instructor who can open up a whole new way of seeing. I know you must be having a lot of fun. Thank you for sharing your progress. Simply wonderful! love Barb