Thursday, November 03, 2005

Sketching a woman

Added a new link in the link list called "Sketching a woman". It's a sketch starting from skeleton structure of a woman. The artist transform the skeleton by adding on muscle layers and then giving a more difinitive form. Check it out.

8 comments:

SeaSwallowMe said...

hey crys .. that's a pretty cool link. i haven't the faintest idea about painting - do people usually employ this inside-out approach while sketching human forms ?

Crystal blur said...

Hey SSM,
My niece was taking classes to learn sketching and her instructor also asked them to study skeleton and muscle structure. He says this helps to orient the artist to body proportions. But after some practice, I am guessing the artists can visualise in their mind and draw the body,without going thru drafts of skeleton structure (atleast not as detailed as in this link).

Ashu M said...

OK - that was absolutely incredible, thanks! Of course, to use this as a 'technique' would require having one of those fancy tablets so you can erase and clear sections, add shadows et al, and not have it all turn into one big garbled mess!

I love the way the artist's initials also show up on the bottom right when s/he finishes!

Oh - and I *finally* get what ssm stands for ... neat :)

Crystal blur said...

Nice turban there ashu :)

Ashu M said...

Ahh, ancient history. Dredged up this scan while hunting through school/college photos. I love it.
More background & the story behind (or under?) the turban someday ...

Treggles said...

Beautiful link. Thanks.

Reshmi said...

oh wow! that was one cool link :) envious of all those who can sketch so effortlessly :P

Crystal blur said...

Ashu,
Looking forward to the turban story :)
Treggles,
Thanks for stopping by and glad you liked it.
Resh,
Yeah its amazing how easy the artist makes it look.