Jul 182017
 

Head drawings from BiM - multiple angles, working on construction, feature drawingclick for larger

I’ve been drawing quite a bit recently (more than normal). The catalyst for the renewed practice has been the Bodies in Motion site (bodiesinmotion.photo). I’ve spent a lot of time over the last couple years putting the site together as the resource for artists, and now I am having great playing with it myself. If you are interested in figure drawing, gesture drawing or animation, you should definitely browse the Artwork section of BiM, there are some amazing pieces there by a number of really talented artists.

Planning to post more from my morning drawing sessions as/when they become available, so check back.

Jan 042017
 

ecorche anatomy drawing of a flying kick from the Bodies in Motion library. more info at BodiesinMotion.photoclick for larger

Anatomy study from Bodies in Motion.

The Summer session of my Anatomy for Artists online course is coming up on June 23rd. In this course I cover ALL the anatomy that goes into making an ecorche drawing like the one above. In fact, ecorche drawings are the primary exercises for the eight week course and by the end you will almost certainly have levelled-up enough to create a detailed ecorche study like this one. If you have an interest in improving as a figurative artist, join me for an intense but fun 8 weeks of sutdy this summer!

Nov 042016
 

Drawing from Bodies in Motion - Aerial Ropepclick for larger

aerialropemotionFriday morning drawing. Up early and browsing BodiesInMotion.photo and found this pretty epic sequence – Aerial Rope. Good inspiration for a bit of figure study. Each image sequence (aka Motion) is a collection of crisp, high-resolution frames (15-20 megapixel) with tons of detail for close up study – hands, faces, muscles, deformation, etc (you can find a composite from the high-resolution images here). I’ve attached the preview GIF so you get a better idea how motions are previewed at Bodies in Motion. This was a two-coffee drawing, done on the iPad Pro so I could record the drawing session, timelapse below.
 


Oct 122016
 

Gesture drawings, 1 minute posesclick for larger

Timed studies from Bodies in Motion. One minute poses using the site’s timer, great for forcing me to capture the gesture of the poses quickly (toned afterwards). Site is launching in a couple weeks so join the mailing list if you haven’t already…

Sep 262016
 

Form and anatomy study from Circus artist at Bodies in Motionclick for larger

I am really enjoying drawing/studying from the material in the Bodies in Motion library (and looking forward to seeing what other artists do with it). This drawing is of an aerial performer, Stephen. He has quite a few sets in the Bodies in Motion library, and honestly, he possesses the perfect body for studying heroic human anatomy. There are countless lessons that can be learned from studying even a few of his images.

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