Learning Figures!

On Friday, my friends Jacob Mobley and Jeffrey Fan have convinced me to learn figures! Yay!

If you don't already know, the term 'figures' refers to drawing the human form. It's a commonly used term in artist circles. Drawing figures is largely considered one of the hardest subjects within art.

  Leonardo da Vinci  Figure DRawing

Leonardo da Vinci Figure DRawing

Currently, I'm learning how to construct figures using geometric shapes. This means to make figures using boxes. Doing so allows me to clearly see how the figure looks like in '3D'. By being aware of how the figure exists in '3d space', it makes it easier to visualise and improvise with the figure.

Here are some sketches I've done! At this point, Jacob has suggested I become comfortable with the torso and pelvis. My studies are as below!

 Diagrams from Michael Hampton and "Human Anatomy for Artists" by Eliot Goldfinger

Diagrams from Michael Hampton and "Human Anatomy for Artists" by Eliot Goldfinger

 Diagrams from Kevin Chen

Diagrams from Kevin Chen

Anatomy Drawings
Anatomy Drawings Torso and Hips

For the next stage, Jacob has suggested that I add the neck and head. Lets hope it goes well!