Saturday I will go, for one week in one of my most disliked countries (France), so I will not be around
News on my art
- I'm studying anatomy closely, at the point to learning to draw (o almost to draw) perfectly the skeleton and the muscles from memory.
Unfortunately, I can't draw them very precisely without references (but knowing how they look allow be to draw a skeleton in short time)
- I'm studying facial muscles. I can't memorize names at all, while I can memorize pictures in short time (I just have to copy once or twice to remember where muscles go). When I need to recall a certain muscles from memory, instead of calling it by name, I see the skeleton with the related muscle I need. By reading, I understand what the book is talking about, but I memorize visually, and what I've read turns into animated pictures. I think by studying very well, I should be able to improve my artistic skills because I understand what I draw.
- And then Facial expressions - While studying expressions, I discovered that MOST artists (even professionals) can't draw proprerly facial expressions. The book states that people are naturally able to recognize facial expressions (unless you don't have autism, like in my case). But truly, from what I can see, even most neurotypical people have issue to recognize facial expressions, and need to study them to understand them. In fact, in comics many time you can't see facial expressions that are drawn properly (or you can't see them at all), and even in movies, actors show the wrong facial expressions. Many comic artists think knowing anatomy and muscles isn't that important, but how you can change proportions and features if ou don't understand what you draw?
- Diet is doing fine. I'm going to weight 57 kilos (I weighted 64 for so long time that, telling that i weight 57 kilos sounds so strange now. My mom took some pictures and compared them with pictures she took when I was 62 kilos. My God, my belly is greatly reduced. and I haven't lost so many kilos). Since my diet is for health reasons and not for aesthetic reasons, I should reach my ideal weight, and according to tablets (and to the fact that I'm naturally thin-framed), I should weight just slightly more than my mum. And I can already fell the benefits on my body.