I figure it’d best to space out the entries instead of spamming every night.
so yeah, february is coming to an end tonight. It looks as if I’ve developed a work ethic of some sort this year. It’s been over a month since I’ve skipped a day without studying. It’s definitely hard to suck ass every night and not really feel like you’re improving but I”m going to stick with it.
I’m delving into Gottfried Bamme’s The Complete Guide to Anatomy for Artists and Illustrators. I’m really liking it so far, the diagrams are well done and unlike every other anatomy book, Bammes is really doing a deep dive and providing ton of instructional drawings and angles for anatomical trouble areas, like the shoulder girdle. In Bridgeman and newer stuff like Anatomy 4 Sculptors, the shoulder girdle doesn’t get the attention it deserves, the material there always felt lacking. Where those books might spend a few pages at best, Bammes will provide a dozen. Maybe it’s just me and my smoothbrain but that shoulder girdle is so fucking tricky.
The main reason I’m picking it up is due to Saskia Gutekunst. If you’re not a aware, she’s a god tier artist and I’ve been a fan for years and years. After scrubbing through her tweets, I noticed she credits here anatomy and figure drawing skills to Bammes. What better endorsement is there?
I should really start writing more on here . Anyways, here are the studies: