Illuminating Loomis

A daily examination and reproduction of the works found in Andrew Loomis’s art instruction book, “Figure Drawing for All It’s Worth.”

Archive for the category “Figure Construction”

Day Sixty-Seven: Important Bones

The start of Chapter 2 begins with some work on skeletal structure. Here are some studies of the shoulder and pelvis areas of a male skeleton.

6_30 Important Bones


Day Sixty-Six: The Male Skeleton Back and Side

06_28_13 male skeleton back and side

Day Sixty-Five: The Female Skeleton

This time I labeled the major bones. The most important thing to note is the difference between the hip bones of the male vs the female skeletons. 

6_16 The Female Skeleton

Day Sixty-Four: The Male Skeleton

Gah, I have been sooo behind on this stuff. 6_15 The Male Skeleton

Day Sixty-Three: A little more work with the female mannikin figure

6_05 sketches using mannikin female contd

Day Sixty-Two

More work with the female mannikin…5_28 sketches using mannikin female

Day Sixty-One: More Work With The Female Mannikin In Three Sections

5_26 More Work with The Female Mannikin in three sections

Day Sixty – The Female Mannikin in Three Sections


Loomis suggests that another way to create the female mannikin is to look at it in three sections – divided at the head, waste, and knees. 5_25 The Female Mannikin in three sections

Day Fifty-Nine: The Female Mannikin

The biggest differences between the male and female figures is that the waist line is higher on a female, and the chest is smaller.

5_20 The Female Mannikin

Day Fifty-Three: Landmarks You Should Know Rear Body

This one was a bit of a challenge, mainly due to my struggle with drawing figures straight on. On a side note, I’ve been uploading my various webcomics on recently. If you haven’t checked out my sci-fi series Praesidium, now is a good time to get in on the ground floor! It’s colored entirely in watercolor.

3_16 Landmarks you should know rear body

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