Actual words of advice to next semester's students from students who took Anatomy and Life Drawing last semester:
- Give yourself great patience when studying the human body for artistic creations.
Show up for all classes and continue outside the class. You can never have enough practice.
- Charcoal Pencils! They’re excellent and bring plenty of scrap paper for warm-ups so you do not waste expensive paper.
My advice, relax and have fun, your work will show it and don’t be afraid to experiment.
Don’t focus on the details. The most important goal of the drawing is capturing the landmarks and the gesture.
Just don’t be afraid to draw. Just be confident and put the lines on the page and it should come natural if you believe.
Try new materials to show how if effects you work. Start out with a gestural drawing first and watch the videos. It really helps.
Enjoy the human anatomy from the artist EYE.
Get rid of all your preconceived notions of drawing people and throw all caution to the wind because you will get dirty.
Don’t be afraid of making a “bad” drawing. Class is all about learning, and that can be done with trial and error. Don’t be afraid to experiment and try new things because it helps you make progress.
Don’t be afraid to try something new, even if it fails you’ll learn from it. If you look back at your experience and do not see any failures, then you did not take enough chances.
Everyone gets frustrated, even the best artists, we all have bad days.
Make sure to watch the videos more than you have to. I regret not watching them as much as I should have.