The second month of anatomy studies focusing on the torso is completed. Onto the arms.
Above are a few of the different torso studies of the figure I've done for the month of March.
Fantastically creative video on figure drawing. Originally viewed on James Gurney's Gurney Journey blog.
I'm happy to say that the small sampling of images above are a result of drawing every day for the first two months of the year. January and February were spent focusing on the head, neck, and facial features. A big thanks goes out to an extremely talented artist and teacher, Stan Prokopenko over at Proko.com. He's got some really great videos on the head and facial features that are definitely worth a look.
A few gestures done at the beginning of the month at my local drawing and painting meetup. Worked with colored pencils, graphite, and a Sharpie Brush Tip marker.
Changing things up by trying my hand at some basic ink work in the first two drawings.
Here are a few figure poses done over the last two weeks at two different meetups. Poses range from 5 - 20 minutes. Tried my hand using copic markers in two of the figure studies.
This is a fantastic video my wife found a few weeks back and shared with me. I hope to make this concept one of my primary focuses for 2013. Because of my enjoyment for art and drawing, I plan to spend this next year working through the human figure one body part at a time. I'll be utilizing the Drawing the Head and Hands and Figure Drawing For All It's Worth books by Andrew Loomis.
Figure study done with a Wacom and Photoshop in 4 - 6 hours. My final drawing for 2012.
I attended my first local Drawing and Painting Meetup group last week and had a great time drawing from a live model. The people were all very kind and it was a great atmosphere. The drawings above range from 1 minute gestures to a 40 minute study.