Master Class in Figure Drawing by Robert Hale
Atlas of Human Anatomy for the Artist by Rodgers Peck is pretty good.
Artistic Anatomy by Robert Hale
How To Draw The Human Figure : An Anatomical Approach by Louise Gordon has some very nice clean drawings.
Also I linked these before but I don't know if anyone took any notice... and they're gone now because Tips and Tech has a crappy retention rate on posts, even if I consider it one of the more important forums :\ *rant over* anyhow...
Muscular insertions and origins.
And 360 3d views of bones and muscles.
did some updates on first post
if anyone has any muscles sketches to share please post or any drawings they would like CC on.
first off, great idea. ill be watching this thread. now on to the anatomy. in that sketch ^ ^ ^ his right leg is longer than the left at the kneecap and at his foot as well, shorten it and you'll be fine there. his arms are too long from shoulder to elbow, the elbow to wrist area should be longer, so basically just move the elbows up higher lol oh and try to be a little more symmetrical with his proportions, ona half of his torso looks longer than the other.. other than proportions, the body parts are in the right places and you have a great start
question, are you trying to make it look as if he is in like a 3/4 position? kinda looks like thats what your going for
keep it up. ill try to post some stuff here too if i can soon :-)
I was trying to have his weight pushed to one side and thank you for your input
SpawnSC, the only way you are going to improve is by posting your artwork frequently so that people here can give you crits and pointers -- so no need to be ashamed. Here's how I do it...I always start by dividing the figure into four parts and putting down perspective lines accordingly. This helps me get the proportions and placement of the body parts (knees, feet, etc.) in the correct position. An action line -- in this case a straight vertical line down the middle of the body (since the figure is standing upright) -- helps get in him to look balanced. You should try and get hold of Andrew Loomis' Figure Drawing For All It's Worth. It's freely available on the web as a pdf file. That book has helped me improve loads.
awesome thanks for the tip and I have that book just haven't read it yet
I like this thread idea. I am going to be doing a fair number of studies from Bridgman, Loomis, Rubins, Scalera, and a few melding of all of them. So I will post them up here. I am still learning so they won't be perfect. Is that okay??