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Friday
Feb262010

Ecorche - Pelvis Drawings

Posterior and Anterior views of the pelvis, graphite on mylar, 8.5x11 inches, done for Andrew Ameral's Ecorche class

I have to do 5 by tomorrow, I'm still working on the other 3.... this Friday night will be spend at the studio!

The real human pelvis I bought at the Bone Room is great to have, much easier to see the forms than when looking at the anatomy books. But it's a bit tilted/twisted (the poor old lady must have had a hard time walking at the end of her life!) so I draw from a combination of the books and the real specimen.

My studio setup at the moment:

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Reader Comments (6)

That's an old pelvis you have.
I have one from an adolescent male.
I have a dis-articulated box of bones that I bought years ago.

I could never get it put together.

Anyway the pelvis I have is tiny compared to yours.

My poor specimen died very young and he has a few broken bones which healed funny.

February 26, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterjeff

I forgot to add the drawings are looking real nice.

I use Denril which is a kind of vellum Mylar product sometimes.

I am curious why you are asked to use this material? Is it to make layers for the muscles later?

February 26, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterjeff

Sorry one more post...

I use this stuff, Borden & Riley Denril Multi-Media

http://www.dickblick.com/products/borden-and-riley-denril-multi-media-vellum" rel="nofollow">denril-multi-media-vellum

February 26, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterjeff

I just use the mylar because I just discovered it, and it's my new favorite drawing surface! I love that it gets such a huge range of values out of graphite, and also is incredibly receptive to the lightest touch.

I'll try your brand next, thanks!

Never apologize for too many posts, I love comments :)

February 27, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterSadie J. Valeri

These look very nice Sadie. It was a pleasure to see them personally. It was also a great pleasure to meet and speak with you at Andy's studio.

February 28, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMatias

Hi Matias, great to meet you too! Good luck with your painting, your work is beautiful!

February 28, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterSadie J. Valeri
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