How to: AnatomyHuman anatomy is, for sure, one of the hardest things to draw. But at the same time it's one of the most interesting things to draw, because... hey... we love making characters, and it's nice if they at least look a bit like a human being. I'm still far from perfect at drawing the human body, yet I've accumulated some very useful tips, tricks and websites.More Like This
Drawing from life
Drawing from life is awesome!
Look for life drawing classes in your environment, or if they're not available; ask your friends to pose for you. Go have a drink in the city when the weather is nice, and sketch people passing by. There's nowhere you learn more about human anatomy than by observing and sketching real people. There's only one downside to this; dynamic poses are tricky, as it's hard for any model to hold a difficult pose for a long time.
And no... drawing (nearly) naked people in a drawing class isn't awkward. I
On Seeing without SightPATIENT 1 - a young boy of ten-twelve years; was discharged from hospital one week after operation. He is in his bedroom, surrounded by wooden objects and shapes on paper.More Like This
BOY: Depth? What is depth?
DOCTOR: Depth is the third dimension, other than length and width. (motions with hands)
BOY (bemused): Dimension?
DOCTOR (holds drawing of square and a wooden cube): This drawing has two dimensions: length and width. This wooden cube has three, including height.
BOY (struggles to reach wooden sphere): This is depth? (holds sphere with both hands, ogling)
DOCTOR: No, that is roundness. The sphere has depth, though.
BOY: I don't understand.
PATIENT 2 - a young male slightly older than Patient 1. He is in a hospital bed, preoperative.
DOCTOR (presses wooden cube and sphere into patient's hands): Can you tell what these shapes are?
dear mom and dad,my first kiss was a preacher's daughterMore Like This
and as cliche as that is, it's true
her name was nadia and she had red hair and chapped lips
and eyes with rings like oak trees
we were both in sixth grade, almost seventh
but she stopped being my friend
after we closed the space between us
in my white-walled room in the
where we used to live
that was only the second time i heard someone say it
i mean, really say it
i hate the way people's mouths curve around the world
like it's dirty and scary and shouldn't be talked about
and us white girls, we all would like a
gay best friend to go shopping with
but no one wants a lesbian best friend
because what if us lesbians
what if we undress all those white girls with our eyes
in the middle school locker rooms?
girls can't be friends with people like me
because girls are open with each other
and they all like to show one another
their cute underwear and
ask if their breasts look weird