Illustrated Journal: Handy Skeleton

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When it comes to learning how something works, it’s a common idea to look at it in its very base parts or structure. The same is true for drawing and learning about how something in real life works. This is why it is logical that if you want to learn about how the human body moves, what its limitations are and how to create a variety of accurate body types, the best place to start is with the basics, the skeleton.

Here I recreated the bones in the hands, arms, legs and feet to study how they are placed within their specified structures. I looked closely at how the bone would look in a 3D space and used a blue pencil to help show the changes in depth. This was helpful because it made me think about how, while their basic shapes are fairly circular and cylinder like, they all have bumps and crevices not really seen unless you take a closer look. The lineweight of these images is very stable because I wanted to focus more on how the shape was and acted.

Overall, it is nice to actually sit back and look at how something looks in greater detail, especially on something most people don’t think about. Learning about this is one of the main ways to help in the task of studying the human body because it is a core part of our form.

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