Anatomical sketches by Danielle Hebert, Drawing Academy student
I am learning so much
I found the exercise incredibly insightful, for a few days I was seeing everyone’s faces as skulls! And I also started to observe how the muscles move the skin over the bones… a bit obsessive I guess but I am learning. Doing this exercise did change my perception and understanding in a deep way. It is one thing to draw an oval and divide it in the proportions of the face and put features into place, but to comprehend the skull underneath, to see where the external features actually “sit” and move from was deeply enlightening.
I also had a light bulb moment watching the videos about drawing portraits watching how you shade and the progression from wide areas to details back to wide, I saw how to build the form without making lines but shaping the shadows and the light.
I am learning so much, every day I draw and every day I learn.
Many thanks for making this knowledge available.