So, if you’re reading this on FlyingSpoonStudios.net, you already know I’m an artist. If you’re reading this on TheFlyingSpoon.com, you might not know that…well…I’m an artist. So, as do all devotees of their crafts and/or pursuits, I’ve opted to put in some really concentrated skill improvement and practice time. I’m doing that by taking a class through Scott-Eaton.com. Scott is a visual artist whose technical excellence is certainly inspiring. I can tell you with great certainty that he didn’t get ‘good’ at drawing without practice.
Boney McBones – in proportion
At any rate, I’m taking his anatomy for artists class and am – one week into the venture – really enjoying it. We’ve gone over the bones of the torso, general proportions, and we’ve even watched x-rays of several joints articulating as the humans depicted made various movements.
Body Segment Modeling
It may sound like overkill – and to be certain, it might feel a little dorky when people see you drawing bones, skeletons, and basic body models (particularly when you’re in the parking lot at your kid’s school awaiting the little tyke’s arrival at your car door…), but concentrated effort is critical to improvement. That’s why I’m taking the class…
Mr. McBones – traced so I could get the feel for the bones.
McBones – this time drawn freehand. Minus a few parts…
So – off I go for another day’s lessons! Cheers!
Even the most disciplined artist has to let his or her mind wander now and again.