My Art Journey Update #17

Hello, it has been a long time since my last update! I left off with the back of the arm muscles study and wanted to get through some more of the lessons before writing another post. 

Here are the lower front arm muscles in different hand poses. All of the poses certainly do make it a challenge getting the muscles in the right place with all that twisting and turning. Towards the end he mentioned that was the hardest section. I was like "Thank goodness!" because I thought I was having a learning problem!!! 

Next up is all the muscles on the top half of the body, front and back with light and shadows. For the life of me I couldn't get the shading to look right on the back. I did it twice, but I'm not going to worry about because I have 19 different poses to do after I finish the anatomy section. He said he is going to teach some shading techniques so I'm looking forward to that! 

Then he has us do "a test" mannequin with surface anatomy to show how the curves of the body from all the muscles we've learned look. (On the "test" drawings he uses different styles to draw out the figures. It challenges and blows my mind!)

Next stop....  the hands. Those are some seriously crazy looking parts of the anatomy! Very interesting too. 

And of course then we add onto the figure with shading.... 

And then the surface anatomy mannequin...

Now off to learn the muscles of the pelvis area, legs and feet (22 videos!) I'm seeing a brighter light at the end of the tunnel. 

Thank you for reading and have an awesome day!

Until next time,