Human Anatomy Drawing Assignment

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Human anatomy rendering in charcoal pencil by Mayra Ruiz-McPherson

My grad school MFA program‘s summer term this year includes a human anatomy class that is blowing my mind.

The class spent the first few weeks drawing skeletons; so much so I often felt I was drawing and designing Halloween-themed greeting cards 🙂

I’m poking a bit of fun but the reality is that the class has taught me so much about how to better render the human figure.

I feel like the class is really helping me improve figure drawing details.

Even though I admit I can’t remember all the Latin muscle names and groups, I do feel more prepared and confident when drawing the human form.

Another side benefit beyond improving my technical drawing techniques: I find myself visually appreciating, more than ever before, the unique shapes and beautiful forms that together compose the ultimate masterpiece that is the human body.

You can see more of my human anatomy drawings here in my portfolio.

Mayra Ruiz-McPherson

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