December 1, 2022 at 11:24 am #2772810December 4, 2022 at 7:00 am #2773492Mary DolanParticipant
Good idea, well doneDecember 5, 2022 at 11:25 am #2773796December 5, 2022 at 12:47 pm #2773819December 5, 2022 at 12:54 pm #2773821December 5, 2022 at 12:57 pm #2773823December 6, 2022 at 2:01 pm #2774067December 7, 2022 at 2:34 pm #2774324December 12, 2022 at 4:34 pm #2775347December 12, 2022 at 4:36 pm #2775349December 12, 2022 at 4:40 pm #2775351December 12, 2022 at 4:59 pm #2775354
Now that I’m more acquainted and confortable with head drawing I feel like I can focus on more advanced topics. During the last months I studied mainly proportions, structure, facial features and a little bit of anatomy, as well as some side topics such as differences between genders, effects of aging, etc. This knowledge allowed me to get more confident when drawing heads from imagination and observation, but, until this point, the most of my drawings have neutral poses and expressions.
So, From now on, I plan to delve deeper into anatomical studies, trying to understand the facial muscles and their behaviour in order to create lively facial expressions in my drawings. Today I took my first step in that direction.
My plan is to study small groups of facial muscles, each at a time, and improve my knowledge reading about them, drawing over photos and masterwork as well as drawing my own studies from obserevation and imagination.
I’m starting with some muscles of the frontal, glabellar and orbital regions (Frontalis, corrugator muscles and orbicularis oculi), and here are some studies I did todayDecember 13, 2022 at 2:31 pm #2775545
One more day of facial muscles studies. This time I focused on the nasal and midface muscles.
Just like yesterday my study was divided in three steps: first I read about the muscles and observed them on actual expressions, then I made photo draw overs and lastly drew from observation. Even though My focus today was on the nasal region muscles, I’ve also tried to include the muscles I studied yesterday. I’m having a lot of fun with these studies, even if I have to remember names like “Levator Labii Superioris Alaeque Nasi”December 14, 2022 at 6:30 pm #2775815
Today I focused on the mouth region muscles and did some photographic studies with draw overs. The mouth is a really complex region with many muscles, but still it was really nice to study it. Tomorrow I’m going to draw some more mouths from observation and then progress to other muscle groups, such as the neck muscles.December 20, 2022 at 2:33 pm #2777032
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