Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Arm studies continued

This summer I will be giving two anatomy workshops at Seneca. The 7 week will be a master class in human anatomy with the focus on sequential movements. Here are some studies in preparation.

For more info on the courses: http://sca.senecac.on.ca/portal/aac_workshops/ .

Monday, May 10, 2010

Studies of Ed from today

Had Ed CZ over today for some studies of arm rotations. We all have good days and some not so good. Today I struggled with proportion, losing sight of relationships. These were the best of many frustrations. Too many weeks with no intense drawing has its toll. My intention is now to work back through the skin, through the muscles to the bone. I will post as I go.

Monday, May 3, 2010

Montreal MFA & Bone Room Guelph

I was in Montreal this weekend with regrettably little time to draw outside rough sketches of the architecture in Old Montreal during an early morning walk. Got a few minutes before closing in the Beaux Arts and had a moment to sketch this dragon from a painting by an Italian artist from the 17th century. I loved the way he made the belly feel as awful as that of a fat lizard or fish, and how he made the dragon's head different from what I'd seen before. Never got around to seeing my favorite Rodin before closing.

Today I spend a few hours a the Bone Rooms at the Vet College here in Guelph doing studies of a massive lion skull. I was amazed at the size of this animal's temporalis; his biting muscle. Absolutely huge. And I was equally surprised by the relatively small size of the brain. Pure hunter with only one way of thinking: the hunt. Hate to be the prey.