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Friday, July 07, 2006

Hugh Jass and a skull

Back with a couple more elephants.

I like these for the most part, except that I was oversimplifying or not paying enough attention to the legs. After this trip to the zoo, I've found that I enjoy drawing elephant heads. They're so large that it makes it easy to catch a lot of the details from far away.

The third page was done during a life drawing class last semester (I think). Our teacher was showing us slides of skull illustrations from a book that I can't recall, and explaining the importance of really understanding the proportions, as well as structure, of the skull. I believe we had a skull test that day, and he didn't feel that most of the class was up to snuff for it, so he basically SHOVED the information in through our eyes and ears.

If I'm lucky enough, I'll be able to keep in contact with and continue to learn from Werner Zimmerman for a long time to come. He's really one of the best teachers that I've ever had, and I can usually hear him repeating lessons in my head when I try to pass knowledge on to other people. He's a great guy, and does great work! I'll try and find some examples of his stuff and link to it here.



I don't know what I'll be posting next, so we'll all just have to wait and see. Although at the moment I'm pretty sure that I'm the only person reading this :D


MBDW said...

What you talking 'bout Willis? I be reading this too.

cylex said...

hey Dave!! i just knew u have ur blog too =D nice animal drawings.