Term 4, Anatomy IV — Bridgman, Week 1

Week of August 16, 2021

For a description of this unit see my Anatomy IV unit plan. For full context, see the description of my Art Home School Curriculum.

Retrospective

I enjoyed drawing from the Bridgman book this week. The “Watts on Bridgman” book was absolutely essential. His cleaned up versions helped me understand Bridgman’s messy drawings. My longer, finished drawings from the week are all based on the Watts book, and the sketches are based on the Bridgman book.

Log

Drawings and Critiques

Monday, Aug. 16

Gestures from comics.

Copying the Watts drawings.

Practice for the next comic page.

I couldn’t find the creative bug, and just doodled instead of laying out pages.

Tuesday, Aug. 17

Gestures from comics.

Copy Watts.

Original page.

Wednesday, Aug. 18

Comic gestures.

Drawing Bridgman from memory.

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Copy Watts.

I love the arm in this one. The blocky, jagged shapes are cool.

Original page.

Thursday, Aug. 19

Comic gestures.

Copy Watts.

Figure from imagination.

Bridgman from memory.

Friday, Aug. 20

Copy Bridgman.

Copy Watts.

Figure from imagination.

The arms need work. I should probably focus on foreshortening soon.

Saturday, Aug. 21

Comic gestures.

Copy Watts.

The left drawing is my favorite of the week. I usually just stick to two values with graphite since comic art is usually inked, but I used some light greys here because I was copying a tonal drawing.

Copy Bridgman.

Sunday, Aug. 22

Copy Bridgman.

Copy Watts.

Original page.