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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 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 8, 2018

After reading the 'force' book all week, I was all geared up for my Life Drawing class. The object of the class for me was too loosen up in my drawings - for them to be about the FORCE of the pose.

I have a real tendency to draw my gestures in a really stiff way - and o...

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 1, 2018

Well, I'm not sure it's exactly like this kinda force, but most of the time I find life-drawing so hard I wish I could get Yoda to help me!

I'm reading about a different kind of force though, and how by understanding it, your life-drawing and gestures can really impro...

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