I'm going to do another art challenge
It's one I've already participated in. (Last week to my knowledge no one did the challenge, which is okay I'm not offended or anything it was purely optional but if you still want to you're more than welcome to).
I find at times where I just don't know what to draw, or sometimes my art doesn't feel right. I get into these phases a lot. But that's when I just draw whatever. But yesterday I felt like drawing legs, and I drew several leg poses and even arm poses, which moved onto the female torso, hands, and even later that night, feet.The Challenge:
So my challenge this week is to draw anatomy practices. It can be hands, feet, torsos, legs, even just shoulders. Also the entire body! Male or female, just try it!! Go realism. I know a difficulty in art is trying to not make things so flat, working with realism will help with that. Overall working with realism for some time can greatly improve your art in any other style. Many anime/manga artists also are able to draw realism rather well. References are highly recommended, wither it be some of your pictures, stock, whatever works! Just don't forget to credit if stock was used.References:
So for drawing references, for example just find some pictures with a leg pose you like, and draw that, and also other leg poses. Same with any other. I really recommend SenshiStock
for anything you're after. There is some good male stock there as well! And that's what I highly recommend doing.Tips:
- Try to focus on the curves, also be careful as to make sure things don't look too flat
- This is a key element to mastering drawing realism. Is the head. Now this was harder for me to draw since I didn't have a head to base my proportioning off of, (Most of all with arms). So perhaps first work with full body anatomy in the first place, using the head as a base.
- Don't have to go with perfect shading if you don't want to. Just do your best to get the right outline, and maybe a few details. (See mine for example).
- Have fun!!
My guide to basic anatomy:
My drawings of when I did the challenge:
Have fun! Again this is optional, if you take part please mention this challenge so others may participate if they wish, and most of all link it back to me so I may see and that I may make another post sharing all the work everyone has done with this challenge!