I’ll keep this post short and simple. I may not be too bright in some things, but I’m smart enough to know that most people find anatomy about as exciting as watching grass grow, and far less colorful. So I won’t bore you with the dozens of drawings I’ve made of “humerus” bones — not to be confused with “humorous”, although the end of the bone is what we call the “funny bone”, and it does feel awfully funny when we hit it on something.
Along with the humerus, I’ve drawn dozens of ulna and radius bones. Those are the two bones in the forearm. They attach to the humerus, which attaches to the scapula, which is attached to the clavicle.
Consider this post just a “check-in” or progress update. Yes, I’m still happily studying anatomy and loving every minute of it. Well…okay, so maybe I don’t love drawing muscles — there are so many of them! — and maybe it is a little challenging to remember things like acromion process or glenoid fossa. But for the most part, I truly am enjoying my study of anatomy, and I do think it’s helping me with my figure drawing.
Sorry for the quality of this image from my sketchbook. I tried to darken it, but even then it didn’t scan very well.
I know how disappointed you must be not to get a good, up-close look at all these bones! For the record, what you’ve looking at there — you are still here, right? — hello? Is anybody out there? Yoo-hoo! Could I have your attention for just a moment more?
Imagine that! They left. I guess it’s true. Anatomy is dull. Still, I just can’t believe nobody wanted to see my drawing of the outside view of the shoulder joint socket with the humerus in a raised position. Well, fine. I just won’t show them any of my naked figure drawings! So there.
Oh, you’re back!
I won’t keep you long. I just wanted to say that I’m actually getting better at drawing the human body, and I do think all my anatomy studies are helping.
Here’s one preliminary sketch, just laying in a few lines to get the general sense of the form and position. Again the scan quality isn’t very good. These are light lines on the page, so it’s difficult to see them, I know.
Yes, I do like drawing dry, old bones. I like drawing naked bodies even more. So, you see, anatomy really can be fun.