I did some figure drawing practice today. It’s interesting how I’ll get into a flow and think I’m doing such an amazing job with a drawing, and then I’ll put the sketch over the top of the photo to see how similar they are, and usually I’m not even close. After that I look at my drawing as if it’s absolutely horrible and I still have so much more to learn.

And I think that’s okay. It would suck if there wasn’t anything else to learn.

In high school I took an Anatomy and Physiology class for the sole purpose of improving my drawing skills. I loved that class. Lately I have felt a need to brush up on my anatomy knowledge and human body proportions. When I go to the Gage Academy of Art in Seattle at the end of this month, I want my drawing skills to be at their best. So this afternoon I studied the torso muscles for a while and decided to end the evening with a pencil study of the back muscles.

By Cody Deegan

Cody Deegan is a life-long artist versed in drawing, painting, sculpting, and design. He studied filmmaking and character animation at the California Institute of the Arts in Los Angeles as well as figurative oil painting at the Gage Academy of Art in Seattle.

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