Muscles of the Arm

Muscles of the Arm, Front View
Muscles of the Arm, Front View
Muscles of the Arm , Other Views

Muscles of the Arm , Other Views

Muscles of the Leg, Front View

Muscles of the Leg, Front View

Muscles on the front and back of Figure

Muscles on the front and back of Figure

Figure Drawing for all its Worth

Figure Drawing for all its Worth

...and lastly, my son´s perspective....

...and lastly, my son´s perspective....

I´ve included a link at the end of this post, its a video where the muscles of the arm are explained very nicely with a way to remember their names. I liked the small sketch he made, captioned ´stay with it´ a lot! It says a lot about how good a teacher he was, don´t you think?

My child wanted to join in the fun, ha…. and he began drawing too while watching me do these at the childrens´hospital; we were there these past couple of days (nicht schlimm, he´s well now). Funny thing….. the first sequence of words he had picked up while first learning to speak, both in English and in German, was all the colors…. I didn´t force them onto him, ha ha… he was so interested, he used to keep asking which color is that, which is that… till he had learnt them all in one day! He might get confused in other things like, days in a week etc. but never in colors… and no.. I don´t think he will grow up to be an artist… he´s too into his bauen and Autos and Züge….

Muscles of the Arm explained

 

 

 

 

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Andrew Loomis – Figure drawing for all its worth

Figure drawing for all its worth - pg 59

Figure drawing for all its worth - pg 59

Andrew Loomis – Successful Drawing (perspectives) – 2

 Successful Drawing - pg 65

Successful Drawing - pg 65

Andrew Loomis – Successful Drawing (perspectives)

Successful Drawing - Pg 52

Successful Drawing - Pg 52

Wow! Honestly, his books are so amazing…..the more I read them, the more my respect for him increases; everything is structured so well and he has covered every aspect of art in illustration. I have been so excited these past few weeks, having so many issues I have had for so long being clarified; I couldnt´t bear to part with them even for a little while, so I took them on my vacation!

I thought I would show some of my drawings from his book. If you are going to do them, I suggest that maybe you start with a basic book on perspective first, like the one I mentioned in my previous post (which he recommends), before starting on this one. Doing this, I feel like a big mountain has moved away from the creative path that I am on. Seriously, it is almost impossible to find the (many, many) right resources, with the right angle, right eye-level, right light-source; that you would need for bringing your ideas onto paper…which is why learning to draw well in perspective is a tool which you can´t afford not to have on your creative journey. Set squares, divider, ruler, a large book (A3 or A2 because you need to space the vanishing points far enough apart, you don´t want to end up having half your drawings on the table) and a few weeks set apart are all that you need…. and a small tip….if you find the lines getting confusing and they are all kind of swimming in front of your eyes – use different colored pencils for different set of lines, ones which you need to set apart perhaps towards the completion ..works like a charm!