Part 4 Project 4 Structure Exercise 1

The Structure of the Human Body

These sketches are taken from life and from published photographs. Source credit given next to image. I did not do them in the order presented, rather allocated a page to each section of the body in my sketch book and collected studies when I had the time. it is not a complete collection and I hope to add to this post as I do more but I have found that I need to move on with the coursework for the time being.

Some unusual drawings

I have had some informative fun drawing with a marker pen on the end of a stick over the past couple of months, both with my left (non dominant) and right (dominant) hand. I was inspired to draw these anatomically based drawings whilst getting out of the bath one day!! Looking down I had a great view of my feet and wondered if I could do some quick sketches using this pen on a stick method. Here are my results! The first was done as I was stepping out of the bath, using a long stick held in my left hand. One of my feet is on the edge of the bath, the other still in the bath. My paper was on the floor in front of the bath. I just maintained the pose and drew quickly the view that I could see. The mass of lines at the top of the page is my hair falling down in front of me.

Bath 1 using pen on long stick with non-dominant hand
Bath 1 using pen on long stick with non-dominant hand

Once out of the bath I switched to using my right hand. The first view is done standing as straight as I could, stick allowing. The second, I shortened the stick to about knee height, crouched over and drew again.

Finally I sat crossed legged in front of a wall, propped the paper up against the wall and drew the view down at my crossed legs. This was less successful as an exercise mainly because the paper wasn’t on the same plane as my legs, and the angle that this caused me to hold my arm at meant that my whole arm and shoulder worked rather stiffly.

Bath 4. Pen on short stick.
Bath 4. Pen on short stick.
Part 4 Project 4 Structure Exercise 1

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