I have not been creating as much art as I’d like, particularly more traditional art. I happened to be unable to sleep last night and decided to play around with my favorite medium (charcoal). This is based on a small sketch by Giovanni Givardi in his book Drawing the Human Body: An Anatomical Guide. If you’re an aspiring artist, I highly recommend this book. It has a few hundred sketches of both male and female bodies in a huge variety of poses, so you can see how different poses affect the muscles, bones, etc. I frequently find myself looking at it for inspiration and ideas.
Anyway, This one turned out pretty well. I cut it short at the bottom to keep the focus above, though I should have done so in a more artistic way. The hands turned out relatively well, considering how difficult fine detail is with charcoal. Like any drawing, there are plenty of imperfections, but it certainly felt good to be creative again. All things considered, it’s a decent drawing considering how long it has been since the last one!