Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Portrait Ecorche Days 4 & 5

Day 5

Had a fairly good day catching up and pulling proportions together as we added facial muscles of the mouth and brows. Blocked out the shoulder areas; I'll try to take a pass at the ribcage and upper humerus/clavicle/acromion process before the next class.

Day 4

Had a bit of a rough day when I learned that the absence of caffeine makes my evenings much less productive. We added muscles of the neck and I started to carve out the back, but in a second lesson, I learned that the reductions needed for the shoulder and back bone-skin depth can easily be underestimated!

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Portrait Ecorche with Andrew Cawrse

Just when my dabbling in art on the side from work seemed to be slipping, I've been fortunate enough to have been enrolled in a fantastic anatomy sculpting class taught by the very talented Andrew Cawrse of ILM and Anatomy Tools. With just about half of the character modelers at work enrolled, it's been a shot of energy to learn sculpting and anatomy after work at Andrew's quick pace. Our sculpts are based on a Cirque du Soleil performer, and we'll be doing one half skin, the other half skeleton and overlaying muscle.

Here are some results from the first 3 days!

Day 3

Day 2

Day 1