I drew this lesson because a student has asked for it last Sunday. I hope this is what she is looking for? Yes?
For most people math is the subject that is the furthest away from art. Its actually not true at all! The world is full of things to draw that are based on mathematical principles. Geometry is the closest math there is to art. It is a challenge for most people to draw nice straight lines, circles, ellipses and such but it is very good practice even if your intention is to work in 3D computer graphics.
When I draw something specific(non-abstract) I am measuring the distance of one shape to another. For example, when I draw a face I look carefully at the person's face with my eyes and I measure the distance between both eyes, how far the bottom of the nose is to the eyes, etc. If my visual measurements are off, the very specific person I am trying to draw will not look correct to me or anyone else.
The measurements, the perspectives, the angles, the symmetry, the arc, the curves... the science of how things are. I hear many young people complain about the use of letters in algebra not making any sense. In fact they do when letters are associated with words like Width(X), Height(Y), Depth(Z), (A)rea, (V)olume, (M)ass, (F)orce, (D)istance, (A)cceleration... etc. Science stuff.
Some drawings from my sketchbook I tried out a scanner app on my iPhone, and it came out really good! I have the iPhone 3G, and it was hard to find an app that worked well for it, but this does the job ^^
These studies are more for my own use, but other people may find them helpful too. The animals are the ones I fins people usually mix up the anatomy for. For example, they'll give a cheetah wolf or lion anatomy, or they'll give the wolf lion anatomy, etc. These images were drawn to differentiate between the three.
The lion looks like it's head has been cut off, but don't worry, I didn't draw the whole head anyway because it didn't fit on the page
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I like to try and understand the 3D form of something by breaking it down into boxy shapes for the skeleton, which are overlaid with organic shapes for the muscles.
I based these drawings on a really useful book called Dog Anatomy by Peter C. Goody, which shows the muscles and skeleton of a dog in layers from lots of different views. (the basic anatomy of cat and dog bodies are very similar, with slightly different proportions).
If you want to refer to this book and dont feel like paying for it, go to the library and request that they buy it, if they dont already have it - it should cost you nothing (thats what I did).
Drawing people can be extremely enjoyable when you know how to do it. There is poetry in the human form and movement. Its really amazing the variety of things people are able to do! Infinite subject matters to draw!
The reason why drawing people is so much harder than drawing animals is the range of activities and the range of motion the human body does. Million combinations of faces, shapes, colors and clothing too! It can be overwhelming to learn for any one!
But if you do want to learn start with the basic triangle system. draw these -->