I’ve been refining my process for painting a human figure.
Here’s what I’ve got so far:
So I’ve been getting back to anatomy study with this écorché painting of the back muscles.
Écorché paintings are where you try to paint the arrangement of the muscles beneath the skin.
They’re a bit painstaking as you have to research each muscle as you paint them (unless you already know them inside out – which I don’t).
More anatomy art study – this time of the biceps.
I hadn’t realised but the biceps actually originate from the scapula! Who’d have thunk it!
This is a study of the triceps muscles I did the other day. Learning the origins and insertions really helps with inventing poses from imagination.
Here’s a study of the pectoralis major muscle I did. Gotta be able to draw a good pair of pecs.
I’ve been studying the origins and insertions of the deltoid muscles.
Then I tried to apply this to a sketch:
I’m still trying to improve my anatomy drawing.
I’ve found that if I learn where muscles start and end, I feel more confident drawing them.
Here is a study of three of the muscles at the back of the shoulder: the Infraspinatus, Teres Minor and Teres Major.
I’ve been studying anatomy all week. Now it’s time to see what I’ve actually learned. Here’s couple of pieces from straight out of my head.
I’ve been doing a load of anatomy studies this week and to cement my learning, I’m designing a Dark Acolyte-Warrior Of Mymosule for my digital comic project.
He’s supposed to be an elite warrior type.