Jul 23, 2007

Intro to Anatomy, #3

Module #4

For #1, I spent much more time for the pre-sketch to be more careful with the proportion and for finding the detail lines and shade than last week. I am still trying to find out which material to use when. I made a mistake that it was the pencil that left the erased lines under the charcoal. Her under left arm became little too dark. I tried but I could not make her eyes like looking down like in the photo.

#2, To me shoulder proportion was the most difficult. Until the final stage, I could not get it right. The shape of his ear is difficult to me too. because it looks like a shell, it is on the circular surface. In my image, it came out little smily and looked older than the photo. I don't know if I am doing right, but I just made background dark.

Homework #4 is Option #1. I like the left side of the skull (on your right) kind of receeding into the background. But after I finished, I realized that the skull leaning down side a little bit, and neck bones are smaller so that it looks like the skull is almost falling down from the neck.

Over all I spent more time for the pre-sketch, and squint my eyes to see more details. I think that my #2 and 3 became much better than last week in terms of proportion and value. Also, with others suggestion, lighter charcaol pencils really helped to contain more value gradation in the images, and I am getting to understand what I am doing. Thank you. I don't have time to re-do EX#1, and will proceed the Module 5.


Thanks for your help. And thank you for Sean. Being specific for the comment really helps. I am not good at figure drawing, so any comment would help. It is hard that we have to do our own and recieve comments half in a time for Summer. I may not be able to make a leap of the improvement, but I think I eventually become able to SEE things that I could not before.

Jul 16, 2007


Out of art story.
I just want to show the big pumpkin that my father cropped from our little home farm. It is a raniny season, and there is so much rain this years, including the recent typhoon, so it grew very big. Reminded me of some American large sized pumpkin contest.

Jul 8, 2007

Mike Cat

He is at the Japanese garden in Osaka. He is the best model posing for me. Some guy said, "Don't shoot people without asking, they are going to sue me, for the publishing rights." He said there is a Yakuza around, but actually people there were friendly. Mike means a kind of a Japanese cat, meaning a three color cat.

Legs and Arm photography 腕と足

Legs and Arm photography  腕と足  Black and white, San Francisco, 2000