By Joseph Sheppard
During this tremendous guidebook, a grasp of determine drawing exhibits readers in specific aspect how you can render human anatomy convincingly. Over 460 illustrations display the constitution of the physique via providing cautious, a professional articulation of the muscular tissues and bones mendacity underneath the outside.
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F IGURE 5 Handwriting itself is no longer seen, but the evidence and energy derived from the scribble exercise infuses the process and rhythms of the page. Figures are rubbed down and redrawn; ghosts of bodies and marks that suggest disembodied gestures continue to whisper on the page. The figures move across the paper in two tiers, resembling pictographic lines of text. 42 F IGURE 1 MONKEYS, SKELETONS, DINOSAUR BONES The hand speaks to the brain as surely as the brain speaks to the hand. — ROBERTSON DAVIES, What’s Bred in the Bone Monkeys Monkeys make first-rate models.
Note: This is a good exercise for experimenting with new media. Tour the room to observe each other’s pages. Variety is a given. It is the same remarkable and infinite variety one encounters in handwriting, fingerprints, and snowflakes. Return to the drawing pads and wipe down the page with your palm, side F IGURE 2 The drawing illustrates the first part of the handwriting exercise. A smaller, softer scale of marking can be discerned in the background. The blurred gray of the first level of drawing creates the illusion of a more distant plane over which the bolder, more varied, and darker strokes of the second stage produce an elegant rhythmic pattern.
Avoid reproductions with many blurred or indistinct passages. Repeatedly practice details of the drawing that exemplify the original artist’s handwriting before attempting to reproduce the entire drawing. This “fool around” page made of bits and pieces of drawing should also be an investigation of 55 F IGURE 1 Study after Caravaggio. Judith Beheading Holofernes, c. 1598. F IGURE 2 Study after Leonardo da Vinci. Title unknown, 1510–13. the design of the page with concern for negative space and passageway through the page.
Anatomy-A Complete Guide for Artists by Joseph Sheppard