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Monday, February 15, 2010

Beware The "Eyes" of March




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Eyes are so fascinating! I've been reading through an old book my mentor suggested, The Human Figure by John Vanderpoel. It was first written in 1935 but is as relevant today as it was then. It contains hundreds of anatomy drawings, including pages of drawings for each feature. I especially love all the drawings of necks.

I spent a week drawing and painting eyes from all different angles.































7 comments:

Porcelain Doll said...

Interesting!

Anonymous said...

Beautiful eyes. I'm going to try some too. You're inspiring.

Chris Bolmeier said...

Peggy, I love seeing your examples.
In the bottom box, #23 is a very cool way to see the shape of the brow bone and how it comes down into the top crevace of the eye with the lines provided. I'm not sure I've ever seen an example with lines of dilineation drawn as to see if the peaks and valleys of the eye ball and socket look correct.

Peggi Habets said...

Fai, Elizabeth and Chris,
Thanks, guys! These studies aren't all that exciting to the viewer I'm sure, but they do give a glimpse into some of the hard work artists need to do to keep progressing in their art.

Porcelain Doll said...

I never have the passion and patience to draw faces or even figure... Too many restriction and there's always something you can compare to.

But you, kudos Peggi!

Laurel Alanna McBrine said...

Hey, I have that book - Dan Thompson recommended it for a drawing class I took with him. Great idea to copy the sketches!

Laurel Alanna McBrine said...

Oh, and I just added you to my list of blogs - I have been sadly negligent with that. How are things going?