It’s been a bumpy road since this post from September about me struggling to understand the pelvis, spine and ribcage lessons in the Proko Anatomy of the Human Body for Artists course.
Soon after that post, I decided that I'd learn anatomy superficially to get through it faster and then return to it as needed to learn it more in-depth.
So I continued past my flimsy understanding of the pelvis, spine and ribcage and moved on to the good stuff—muscles!—and specifically to the pectorals.
To reinforce what I'd learned about bones, I tried to them in my pectoral studies. But it became clear that I hadn’t learned much! I kept guessing where to put stuff. For every angle, I had no idea what to put where! Ugh!
It was clear that the “learn-the-basics-now-and-the-details-later” approach was NOT going to work.
The time to gain a firm grasp on this material and learn it in-depth is NOW.
So I took a step back and re-learned the bones.
First I tried Proko's "The Bucket" method of drawing a simplified pelvis. Although it's an easy-to-remember system that gets your bony landmarks placed properly, I consistently had trouble getting the top ellipse drawn correctly. Without that right, the rest of the bucket doesn't work. Like these sad attempts:
I screamed, "There's got to be another way!" And a search online turned up only one other method.
I'll talk about this other pelvis-drawing method in my next post!