As previously blogged, I recently recorded two programmes shown on BBC4 which featured relatively detailed dissections - one of the hand, one of the foot. With Wifey out at a family do last night, I was able to give the second show a spin, sketchbook in hand. The programme itself was just as fascinating as the first, but the foot was a tougher subject to draw - as you can probably tell by the results below.
At certain stages there was just too much going on, incredibly intricate, and I couldn't really tell what to focus on and what I could just suggest without detail. Foolishly, I used an HB pencil rather than 2B, so the resulting sketches are just a bit too light, particularly when I've tried to add shading. Still, an interesting challenge, and although I won't be jacking in my job for a dream career in drawing anatomy any time soon, I do fancy taking a few hours out in April to sketch at the Surgeons' Hall Museum.
I'd love to see more of this sort of thing - alas, it was just a two-part programme, with no other body parts going under the scalpel, so it's Surgeons' Hall or nothing (although I suppose Edinburgh has past form in obtaining subjects for anatomical study). Shown in February, Dissected: The Incredible Human Foot has since gone from the iPlayer but, as with the hand programme, can be seen on YouTube.