Artist: Pieter Lategan Title: Study 12 Anatomy The Hip Medium: Marlin Paper, B, B3 Pencil Dimensions: 210x297MM
What nice is about your own work, is that you can say what you want, and what you think. You don’t have to impress anyone. If you don’t like it you just don’t if you find it interesting it is for you something to look at.
So what I try to say is that, when someone comes to me and asks what news do you like to hear first, I normally and I think most of us want to hear, the bad news first and then the good news.
But as I said is what nice is about criticizing your own work is that you can start with the bad news or the things you don’t like. So I have the opportunity to start with what I don’t like at that is, in my opinion, the drawing is not well balanced. The right-hand side is darker than the left-hand side. The left-hand bones which fit into the pelvis are too small on the one hand side and too big on the other hand side.
I started to draw lines first and draw the lines too hard, so what I did while I was drawing I erase the lines and start coloring the part in. If you draw hard enough the marks/lines of the pencil are on the paper so it is easy to start coloring in.
The top part did not have a lot of attention and it was difficult for me to understand the bones. I mostly make use of shades in that sense that there are parts that I colored lighter and parts darker.
It took me a while to draw the sketch because I did not feel like drawing and was a bit upset. So I spend most of the time on the couch busy sleeping. That is the reason why there were no posts on my blog/website.
I draw this as part of my anatomy exercise. It helps me to understand the face. There are small similarities by drawing a skull.
I am not very happy with this because I feel I need more detail and the tutorial which I used to have a lack of that. When I find something better I rather spend my time on that, but for a start it was helpful.
I work about two days on this study, I was busy with my website and could not put my full attention to my drawing work. At least it is done and is now 2:00 AM 12 May 2020.
I numbered the sketches, sketch 1 is the foot from the front, sketch 2 is the foot which turns outwards, Sketch 3 is the foot turns inwards. It gives an idea of what the bone structure would like if the feet change the way it stands.
I like to draw bones, it is easy and you get so into it, and when you see the time is over. The bones fit into each other and to study that you realize to draw the proportion of the feet is not that difficult.
I have to talk about the movie which I watched while I was drawing. The Ultimate Gift, it was such a wonderful movie. It shows how a person can change someone’s life. Such a feel-good movie.
The Ultimate Gift(2006)
Cast: Drew Fuller Bill Cobbs Ali Hillis Abigail Breslin Brian Dennehy James Garner
Artist: Pieter Lategan Title: Hands Study 9 – 10 May 2020 Medium: Marlin Paper, B Pencil Dimensions: 297x210mm
Hands are very difficult to draw, I started from the right-hand side because I am left-handed and the pencil does not smash.
I numbered every drawing (hand) with a number and you will see that number one is just the normal usual hand, nothing interesting. The number 2 hand is a mistake and everything is not in proportion. Number 3 is more interesting, and I find that was the best one which I have drawn. This hand also looks more realistic. I put a bit shading in between the fingers and that gives a three-dimensional effect. I did not really use line around the sketch (hand) just at some parts Ii draw hard lines around the hand’s outer lines. It gives the feeling of depth and round it just a little bit off.
I also feel I need to discuss the anatomy of the hand. The bones are hard tissues that give your hand shape and stability. Phalanges are the finger bones and there are 14 of them. Metacarpals are the middle part of the hand bones and there are 5 of them. Carpals are the wrist bone and there are 8 of them. Joint are places where the bones fit together, allowing movement. Ligaments are soft tissues that connect bone to bone and stabilize your joints.
The skeleton of the human hand consists of 27 bones: the eight short carpals of the wrist are organized into a proximal row (scaphoid, lunate, triquetral, and pisiform) which articulates with the bones of the forearm.
The fingers contain some of the densest areas of nerve endings in the body and are the richest source of tactile feedback. They also have the greatest positioning capability of the body; thus, the sense of touch is intimately associated with hands. Like other paired organs each hand is dominantly controlled by the opposing brain hemisphere, so that handedness- the preferred hand choice for a single-handed activity such as writing with a pencil, reflects individual brain functioning.
Artist: Pieter Lategan Title: Anatomy Backbone Study 6 – 6 May 2020 Medium: Marlin Paper, B Pencil Dimensions: 297x210mm
The spinal column (vertebral column or backbone) provides both structural and nervous system support for your entire body.
Made up of 34 bones, the spinal column holds the body upright, allows it to bend and twist with ease, and provides a conduit for major nerves running from the brain to the tips of the toes – and everywhere in between.
A normal vertebral column creates a graceful, double-S curve when viewed from the side of the body. The cervical vertebrae gently curve inward, while the thoracic spine curves gently outward, followed by the lumbar spine, which curves inward again. This structure gives the spinal column great strength and shock-absorbing qualities.
Sacrum and Coccyx
The sacrum (or sacral spine) is a triangular-shape bone located below the last lumbar spinal vertebrae. The sacrum sits between the hip bones and forms the back of the pelvis. The sacrum connects to the pelvis at the left and right side by the sacroiliac joints.
Immediately below the sacrum are 3 to 5 small bones that naturally fuse together at adulthood forming the coccyx or tailbone. Although the tailbone is very small and may seem insignificant, it plays an important role in supporting your weight when you sit.
Artist: Pieter Lategan Title: Anatomy Torso Study 5 – 6 May 2020 Medium: Marlin Paper, B Pencil Dimensions: 297x210mm
I studied the human torso anatomy. It was very time consuming to draw that. The reason why is of all the ribs that you need to draw. The back ribs overlap the front ribs and seeing that was very difficult. I managed so far as I could and hope it is correct.
I learned about the ribs and the human have 12 sets of ribs or 24 ribs, for both males and females.
You get the floating rib which is not attached to the sternum (the breast bone), these ribs are relatively small and delicate.
Artist: Pieter Lategan Title: Anatomy Eyes Study 4 – 5 May 2020 Medium: Marlin Paper, B Pencil Dimensions: 297x210mm
I study the eyes and find it very interesting. I learn a lot about where the muscles sit, the lens, and the iris. It will be helpful if you understand the anatomy of the human body and learn it. The hard work will come with the muscles but as soon if I got it under the knee I will understand the human figure hopefully.