Monday, January 7, 2013

Skull study paintings

Artists have studied anatomy for centuries. The human form is the most complex and offers endless possibilities to draw ideas from. To convincingly portray a portrait or figure it is key to understand the anatomy and requires a great deal of practice to hone this skill. I set up skulls in the corner of the studio to study the form and structure. I prefer to angle and light the skulls dramatically so that I am forced to confront the challenge of drawing dramatic foreshortening and deal with different lighting situations. 


2 comments:

elizabethhutchinson said...

these are fantastic.

Karl Kanner said...

Awesome, to say the least. I think adding colored lights really gave it some life! Just curious...where'd you find that skull?

-Karl