Wednesday, 24 March 2010

My first uploads.

These are all from my sketch books. When I'm not falling asleep in front of the telly or playing the latest video game opus, I'll do some sketching.

My formal college training in illustration has led to a very technical approach to sketching and drawing, which has over my working career made me rather less expressive whenever I do have a stab at it.

I started my sketch books last year in an attempt to loosen up a bit. Part of this process included studying the human body, and really understanding how the bones and muscles should be drawn from memory as well as drawing whatever else I saw or came into my head.

It took four months to learn how to draw a full human skeleton and then add all the muscle groups in different positions and articulations. Lots of repetition, over and over, but it has stuck in my brain!

I believe that being able to do this is central to figurative drawing, especially when from the imagination.

Expect more stuff soon, so long as I am not being distracted by that video game!

1 comment:

  1. I love these sketches. They really inspire me to be more disciplined about keeping a sketchbook and studying my anatomy. By the way, thanks for the nice comment about my blog. I look forward to seeing more of your work on your blog. Keep posting!