Back to basics – Drawing

Skeleton Head Sketch

I’ve been meaning to get back into drawing more regularly for some time now. In my high school years I used to love it and spent a lot of time doodling and sketching in my workbooks. When I went to uni, the workload built up and I lost interest in drawing to instead focus on my work. Since I finished my studies, I’ve wanted to get back to the skill level I was at before I started.

My boyfriend gave me a huge tablet for Christmas and I’ve been feeling guilty of not using it much except for cleaning files and general experimenting and I’ve felt pretty bad about it ๐Ÿ™

I never really learned the proper basics of drawing, except from some ‘learn to draw manga’ books (don’t judge me!). I’ve been wanting to hone my skills around more realistic proportions so I bought this book about figure drawing a while back while raiding a book store.

The Fundamentals of Figure Drawing by Barrington Barbar
The Fundamentals of Figure Drawing by Barrington Barbar

Around last week I read through it to get a grasp on it. I’ve started on the first steps of looking at the basic skeleton. I’m going to draw them a few more times before moving on to the next section so I have a good grasp of the exercise ๐Ÿ˜›

First 2 Trys at Skeleton
First 2 trys are drawing skeleton (front)
Up Close on the pelvis of the skeleton
I write notes on the pages about what I can improve on the next sketch
Muscles in Body Sketch
After I’m done with skeletons – its onto muscles!

I have a couple of new art projects to do over the next week so I’ll have some more art stuff to post about soon!

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