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June 16, 2018

In chapter 4 of the 'force' book, the author delves into the human body - sadly not like this!

Nope, just plain old skeletons like these ones:

This chapter was all about understanding the function of the major bones and the forces at work on bones as well as muscles and...

June 14, 2018

Continuing with the new 'Force' book, the author talks about creating FORCEFUL SHAPES and how they differ from static ones.

Here are my notes from the book:

Think  of the shape of a muscle - 


1. Learn the rules of shape.

2. Practice drawing FORCE sh...

June 10, 2018

I started the second in the series of the "force' books - this one is called Force: Drawing Human Anatomy:

In the first section the author talks about hierarchy in drawings and he uses a pyramid as an example: 

I loved a quote he had talking about how not be fearful...

June 4, 2018

Continuing with the new 'Force" book I have been looking at what the author calls "Forceful Shapes". In essence it's about not using all straights or all curves - mixing them both to create rhythm which I discussed in an earlier post.

Here are some of the notes from the...

June 2, 2018

I've been working my way through the chapters of my 'Force' art book and I came across a topic I didn't know too much about, and that is 'visual rhythm' and how by understanding this concept you can improve your life drawings.

The author describes rhythm as the interpla...

May 28, 2018

No, not this kind of donkey!

 This kind of art bench-casually referred to as a 'donkey' for obvious reasons.  Although these benches are mega uncomfortable on the backside, they are really good for drawing when used with a drawing board.

Even Walt Disney had his art...

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