Lesson 1 Suggested Homework

1. Fundamentals of Form

 Sequence of cylinders from imagination as per the exercise at the end of the Lesson 1 Fundamentals of Form page

*For advanced students, draw a sequence of cylinders with some of them being partial cylinders, flattened cylinders (see rule of thumb 1)  and also some intersecting cylinders - try to imagine the intersection line in space 


2. Figure Drawing

Draw the figure at an external life class or from photo reference (see websites for photo reference under the resources page).

Figures should be drawn following the methodology in the activity at right, focussed on blocking in accurately, finding big relationships,  and orienting the cylindrical masses of the body in space.  Draw lots of cross referencing lines, projections, vertical and horizontal alignments, and angles between points, as well as centrelines, major plane breaks, and angles across ribcage, pelvis, skull, knee, foot, wrist. Remember the A shape of the legs. Make sure you represent the subtle differences in the orientation of masses between each other - don't just slap a loop on.

DON"T JUST COPY THE PICTURES - use straight lines and draw relationships, work from light to heavy lines, 3Rs - Retreat, Reflect, be Ruthless 

Times should range from about 2, 5, 10 15, and 30 minutes


3. Anatomy

Construct from imagination or draw from memory the simplified forms of the ribcage, pelvis and skull.  If you get stuck or need a reference, use the models below.

Try to use the stepping stones of the simplifications discussed in the course to build the forms.

If you need the rest of the sequence to help you do this, go to the simplified ribcage, skull and pelvis pages