That’s the first day of the “Anatomy for Artists” workshop completed. It’s by Alan McGowan, linked to the Leonardo da Vinci: Mechanics of Man Exhibition at The Queen’s Gallery in Edinburgh. A fabulous day, shifting what has long seemed an impossibly complex subject into something tangible and do-able.
We began with two-minute gesture drawings, with 20 seconds of looking before drawing recommended:
Then considering the body as boxes:
Next, learning the “anatomy landmarks” and their names.
In the afternoon, the main muscles of the neck and torso, then a drawing which got a bit schizophrenic (as we’d been warned things could) as I found myself swapping between thinking about the bones/muscles and drawing what I could see/now knew about.