A Drawing A Day 0050

Random drawing I did today or just very recently relating to the free “Introduction To Drawing” and / or the Figure Drawing Course lectures. This may be just a post of a drawing itself, or with a short commentary (my preferred option), or even a video where I can also draw to clarify the points.
This is to encourage your drawing practices, to support and shorten your learning curve, and to invite you to post your artwork (in the “Student Work” category) where others can comment and everyone coming to the site and blog benefits. Happy Drawing!

The following is a black chalk drawing on Fabriano Accademia 200gsm paper 38cm x 30cm (14.96in x 11.81in)
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A Drawing A Day 0049

Random drawing I did today or just very recently relating to the free “Introduction To Drawing” and / or the Figure Drawing Course lectures. This may be just a post of a drawing itself, or with a short commentary (my preferred option), or even a video where I can also draw to clarify the points.
This is to encourage your drawing practices, to support and shorten your learning curve, and to invite you to post your artwork (in the “Student Work” category) where others can comment and everyone coming to the site and blog benefits. Happy Drawing!

The following is a black chalk drawing on Fabriano Accademia 200gsm paper 38cm x 30cm (14.96in x 11.81in)
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A Drawing A Day 0048

Random drawing I did today or just very recently relating to the free “Introduction To Drawing” and / or the Figure Drawing Course lectures. This may be just a post of a drawing itself, or with a short commentary (my preferred option), or even a video where I can also draw to clarify the points.
This is to encourage your drawing practices, to support and shorten your learning curve, and to invite you to post your artwork (in the “Student Work” category) where others can comment and everyone coming to the site and blog benefits. Happy Drawing!

The following is a black chalk drawing on Fabriano Accademia 200gsm paper 38cm x 30cm (14.96in x 11.81in)
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A Drawing A Day 0047

Random drawing I did today or just very recently relating to the free “Introduction To Drawing” and / or the Figure Drawing Course lectures. This may be just a post of a drawing itself, or with a short commentary (my preferred option), or even a video where I can also draw to clarify the points.
This is to encourage your drawing practices, to support and shorten your learning curve, and to invite you to post your artwork (in the “Student Work” category) where others can comment and everyone coming to the site and blog benefits. Happy Drawing!

The following is a red chalk drawing on Simili Japon 225gsm paper 32cm x 48cm (12.5in x 18.9in)
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A Drawing A Day 0046

Random drawing I did today or just very recently relating to the free “Introduction To Drawing” and / or the Figure Drawing Course lectures. This may be just a post of a drawing itself, or with a short commentary (my preferred option), or even a video where I can also draw to clarify the points.
This is to encourage your drawing practices, to support and shorten your learning curve, and to invite you to post your artwork (in the “Student Work” category) where others can comment and everyone coming to the site and blog benefits. Happy Drawing!

The following is a black chalk drawing on Simili Japon 225gsm paper 48cm x 32cm (18.9in x 12.5in)
It is a good idea to keep looking at anatomy, starting with the bones. The muscles and fleshy bits tend to morph and change shapes. It is actually the skeleton that not only keeps it all together, but determines a lot of the external curvature.

It is not that apparent on the model’s right thigh (the model’s view) because of the angle (although it is indicated in the outline) but that large bump on the top of the left thigh that makes up much of the outline (fleshy bits of the Rectus Femoris) is not caused mainly by the muscle. It contributes, but the reason behind the bump is the curvature in the shaft of the femur.

Again look out for the overlapping lines creating an illusion of which shape is in front of which. Also observe how the large cylindrical shape of the same thigh is made up of smaller shapes.
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A Drawing A Day 0045

Random drawing I did today or just very recently relating to the free “Introduction To Drawing” and / or the Figure Drawing Course lectures. This may be just a post of a drawing itself, or with a short commentary (my preferred option), or even a video where I can also draw to clarify the points.
This is to encourage your drawing practices, to support and shorten your learning curve, and to invite you to post your artwork (in the “Student Work” category) where others can comment and everyone coming to the site and blog benefits. Happy Drawing!

The following is a red chalk drawing on Fabriano Accademia 200gsm paper 38cm x 30cm (14.96in x 11.81in)

As I am progressing with the articles, I think soon I will have a bit more things to talk about when posting the daily drawings. I mean, other things than shapes. Although shapes will never go, they are so absolutely fundamental. Speaking of shapes, only a few more articles and the work with shapes will soon be called “massing”. Just to avoid confusion, massing is a wider term also dealing with the illusion of weight, thrust and orientation of the shapes and the process of choosing the suitable geometric shapes to simplify complex forms on the body is just part of it.

I think the inner thigh on the leftmost leg is a prime example of foreshortening especially the principle of overlapping lines.
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A Drawing A Day 0044

Random drawing I did today or just very recently relating to the free “Introduction To Drawing” and / or the Figure Drawing Course lectures. This may be just a post of a drawing itself, or with a short commentary (my preferred option), or even a video where I can also draw to clarify the points.
This is to encourage your drawing practices, to support and shorten your learning curve, and to invite you to post your artwork (in the “Student Work” category) where others can comment and everyone coming to the site and blog benefits. Happy Drawing!

The following is a graphite drawing on Fabriano Accademia 200gsm paper 38cm x 30cm (14.96in x 11.81in)
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A Drawing A Day 0043

Random drawing I did today or just very recently relating to the free “Introduction To Drawing” and / or the Figure Drawing Course lectures. This may be just a post of a drawing itself, or with a short commentary (my preferred option), or even a video where I can also draw to clarify the points.
This is to encourage your drawing practices, to support and shorten your learning curve, and to invite you to post your artwork (in the “Student Work” category) where others can comment and everyone coming to the site and blog benefits. Happy Drawing!

The following is a red chalk drawing on Fabriano Accademia 200gsm paper 38cm x 30cm (14.96in x 11.81in)
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A Drawing A Day 0042

Random drawing I did today or just very recently relating to the free “Introduction To Drawing” and / or the Figure Drawing Course lectures. This may be just a post of a drawing itself, or with a short commentary (my preferred option), or even a video where I can also draw to clarify the points.
This is to encourage your drawing practices, to support and shorten your learning curve, and to invite you to post your artwork (in the “Student Work” category) where others can comment and everyone coming to the site and blog benefits. Happy Drawing!

The following is a black chalk and graphite drawing on Fabriano Accademia 200gsm paper 38cm x 30cm (14.96in x 11.81in)
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A Drawing A Day 0041

Random drawing I did today or just very recently relating to the free “Introduction To Drawing” and / or the Figure Drawing Course lectures. This may be just a post of a drawing itself, or with a short commentary (my preferred option), or even a video where I can also draw to clarify the points.
This is to encourage your drawing practices, to support and shorten your learning curve, and to invite you to post your artwork (in the “Student Work” category) where others can comment and everyone coming to the site and blog benefits. Happy Drawing!

The following is a red chalk and pen and ink drawing on Fabriano Accademia 200gsm paper 38cm x 30cm (14.96in x 11.81in)
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A Drawing A Day 0040

Random drawing I did today or just very recently relating to the free “Introduction To Drawing” and / or the Figure Drawing Course lectures. This may be just a post of a drawing itself, or with a short commentary (my preferred option), or even a video where I can also draw to clarify the points.
This is to encourage your drawing practices, to support and shorten your learning curve, and to invite you to post your artwork (in the “Student Work” category) where others can comment and everyone coming to the site and blog benefits. Happy Drawing!

The following is a black chalk and graphite drawing on Simili Japon 225gsm paper 48cm x 32cm (18.9in x 12.5in)
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A Drawing A Day 0039

Random drawing I did today or just very recently relating to the free “Introduction To Drawing” and / or the Figure Drawing Course lectures. This may be just a post of a drawing itself, or with a short commentary (my preferred option), or even a video where I can also draw to clarify the points.
This is to encourage your drawing practices, to support and shorten your learning curve, and to invite you to post your artwork (in the “Student Work” category) where others can comment and everyone coming to the site and blog benefits. Happy Drawing!

The following is a red chalk drawing on Fabriano Accademia 200gsm paper 38cm x 30cm (14.96in x 11.81in)
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A Drawing A Day 0038

Random drawing I did today or just very recently relating to the free “Introduction To Drawing” and / or the Figure Drawing Course lectures. This may be just a post of a drawing itself, or with a short commentary (my preferred option), or even a video where I can also draw to clarify the points.
This is to encourage your drawing practices, to support and shorten your learning curve, and to invite you to post your artwork (in the “Student Work” category) where others can comment and everyone coming to the site and blog benefits. Happy Drawing!

The following is a red chalk and pen and ink drawing on Fabriano Accademia 200gsm paper 38cm x 30cm (14.96in x 11.81in)

I said in some of the articles and posts that artistic anatomy is far less detailed than the medical anatomy. And that is entirely correct. Having said that, the more you know, the more accurate your rendering becomes. The same way, little practice will have great results, but if you really focus on your drawing and practice all the time, you will progress faster. There is no right or wrong amount of practice and knowledge. It all comes down to where you find your own level of confidence and expressive comfort. This should be enjoyable, and not hard work. And if there is a passion for the figure in you, lots of drawing and study will feel easy and exhilarating.
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A Drawing A Day 0037

Random drawing I did today or just very recently relating to the free “Introduction To Drawing” and / or the Figure Drawing Course lectures. This may be just a post of a drawing itself, or with a short commentary (my preferred option), or even a video where I can also draw to clarify the points.
This is to encourage your drawing practices, to support and shorten your learning curve, and to invite you to post your artwork (in the “Student Work” category) where others can comment and everyone coming to the site and blog benefits. Happy Drawing!

The following is a graphite and black chalk drawing on Simili Japon 225gsm paper 48cm x 32cm (18.9in x 12.5in)

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A Drawing A Day 0036

Random drawing I did today or just very recently relating to the free “Introduction To Drawing” and / or the Figure Drawing Course lectures. This may be just a post of a drawing itself, or with a short commentary (my preferred option), or even a video where I can also draw to clarify the points.
This is to encourage your drawing practices, to support and shorten your learning curve, and to invite you to post your artwork (in the “Student Work” category) where others can comment and everyone coming to the site and blog benefits. Happy Drawing!

The following is a red chalk drawing on Simili Japon 225gsm paper 48cm x 32cm (18.9in x 12.5in)

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A Drawing A Day 0035

Random drawing I did today or just very recently relating to the free “Introduction To Drawing” and / or the Figure Drawing Course lectures. This may be just a post of a drawing itself, or with a short commentary (my preferred option), or even a video where I can also draw to clarify the points.
This is to encourage your drawing practices, to support and shorten your learning curve, and to invite you to post your artwork (in the “Student Work” category) where others can comment and everyone coming to the site and blog benefits. Happy Drawing!

The following is a graphite drawing on Fabriano Accademia 200gsm paper 38cm x 30cm (14.96in x 11.81in)
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A Drawing A Day 0034

Random drawing I did today or just very recently relating to the free “Introduction To Drawing” and / or the Figure Drawing Course lectures. This may be just a post of a drawing itself, or with a short commentary (my preferred option), or even a video where I can also draw to clarify the points.
This is to encourage your drawing practices, to support and shorten your learning curve, and to invite you to post your artwork (in the “Student Work” category) where others can comment and everyone coming to the site and blog benefits. Happy Drawing!

The following is a graphite drawing on Fabriano Accademia 200gsm paper 38cm x 30cm (14.96in x 11.81in)

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