IN-CLASS EXERCISES FROM THE ANATOMY WORKSHOP
A couple weekends ago, November 9-10, I taught an Anatomy for Artists Class at AVA Gallery in Lebanon, NH. It was a blast! AVA partnered with the Center for Cartoon Studies so we had a great mix of "artists" and "cartoonists." I'm using "quotes" because I think you could argue that they were all artists, but some of the cartoonists might argue that they'd rather be cartoonist... whatever.
We (un)covered the musculoskeletal system. As always, I loaded everyone with tons of information about the body. The class is not a figure drawing class per se, but an anatomy drawing class. I ask everybody to try to recognize the structures under the skin that give the body form and then draw them from a live model. Not easy if you're not used to it. People really challenged themselves, worked outside of their comfort zones, made some great sketches, and hopefully took away lots of techniques for looking at and rendering the body.
I took some casual photos of some of their work on my phone. I didn't think to note who drew what at the time (stupid, I know!) so I'm hoping that people might see their work, let me know, and I can identify them.
Here are the pics: