More work with adding bulk to the mannikin frame. I’m finding it more difficult for me to draw the simple “cylinder” figures than the more complex ones with basic muscle structures. It’s like the easier the look to be, the more difficult they actually are.
Here, Loomis begins to add basic muscle formations to the (male) mannikin frame. Flipping ahead, he will soon teach the placement of realistic muscles structures.
I’ve been swamped with my freelance work all week…and still am. I sketched out this image from page 154. Afterwards, I turned the image into a Valentine’s Day card!
Loomis doesn’t really go into detail about it yet, but I find that the easiest place to start drawing these figures is the hips. I know that most books recommend starting with the chest, but I feel that starting with the hips results in better consistency among various figures.