How to: AnatomyHuman anatomy is, for sure, one of the hardest things to draw. But at the same time it's one of the most interesting things to draw, because... hey... we love making characters, and it's nice if they at least look a bit like a human being. I'm still far from perfect at drawing the human body, yet I've accumulated some very useful tips, tricks and websites.How to: Anatomy by DamaiMikaz
Drawing from life
Drawing from life is awesome!
Look for life drawing classes in your environment, or if they're not available; ask your friends to pose for you. Go have a drink in the city when the weather is nice, and sketch people passing by. There's nowhere you learn more about human anatomy than by observing and sketching real people. There's only one downside to this; dynamic poses are tricky, as it's hard for any model to hold a difficult pose for a long time.
And no... drawing (nearly) naked people in a drawing class isn't awkward. I
This time, I had the chance to experiment with photoshop more, so I will have to look at effects tutorials for lightning, fire etc to try and improve this. Improving my digital work is something I'd really like to do. Also, I found pressure on tablet works with photoshop to give more varied line thickness although I didn't think it worked with photoshop before as my tablet uses a strange format for the data for pressure and apparently most applications aren't compatible with it. Apparently photoshop is. So all is gooooood. I've been playing it safe with posing but edging more towards dynamic and believable poses. For once, the hands and feet didn't give me grief, which is a major relief, normally I have to give each hand and foot several shots to get it right.
THE HAIR, OH GODS THE HAIR, the tips of the hair are pretty horrible, just look for yourself. I need to go and practice long hair more and look up a few tutorials. The shoulders were made too wide, giving the illusion he has a small head, even though it is correct proportion-wise going by height. This isn't so much of a con but I wasn't too sure on his eye colour. I think red was right, but maybe it was red-brown. Also, I didn't really shade much this time around. Actually, I didn't shade at all. I wasn't too certain with the lighting and light-sources for this one, given that there would be a source from each hand and from the ground, so I stayed away from it this time, a bit above my level methinks. Lastly, the colouring of the clothes was pretty difficult for me, given that there was a lot of grey and black so I had to make up the colours multiple times as I kept running out and keep everything a different shade so that it didn't all just meld together. It got messy, needless to say.
Overall: Regardless of my gripes, but I enjoyed doing this a lot! It could be better, but I enjoyed doing it. Given that this is a hobby, that's what matters!