Complete Beginner's Guide to Anatomy and Figure Drawing
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- Draw the human form from any angle or pose
- Draw the muscles of the human form
- Pose the human form
- Draw male and female figures
- Draw the figure without using reference
- Have the ability to create a figure from their mind
- Never have to rely on clip art or copy another artist's figures for reference
- Improve your figures
- Understand the principles of anatomy from a stick figure to the skeleton to the muscles and variety of the human form.
- No special software is required. Although I teach in software all you need is a pencil and paper.
- There are no closed captions or subtitles for this course.
- The only thing "required" is something to draw with and you willingness to learn and work hard.
***UPDATED WITH NEW SECTIONS FOR NOVEMBER 2018***
This is an introduction to anatomy and figure drawing. Drawing anatomy for some is an elusive unicorn that can seem impossible to catch. Books can be confusing and even cryptic. I have the same books that you have and they really didn’t help me improve. Not being able to create can be a crippling experience for an artist. We can trick ourselves into thinking we don’t need to draw the figure and can just “get by” through clip art or tracing. The truth is that is simply not good enough. It’s time to finally slay that figure drawing dragon.
The skills you acquire here will enhance not only your own work but give you a solid base to in any other online course or book. There is no "Quick fix" or "shortcuts" to making great art. It requires work. It's fun work and I'm going to show you a method that will make creating your own human figures for games and comics or a client’s work "pain free".
The skills you will learn will apply to things like character design and turnarounds for games and creating action for comics. It can translate to illustration and digital painting and can even give you a jumpstart to 3D. There are limitless possibilities once you learn anatomy and figure drawing. The only limits are the ones you set for yourself.
· You will learn how to draw anatomy without relying on reference
· You will be able to think like an artist and be a problem solver
· This is for those that are serious about improving art
· Keep an open mind and there is no time limit, work at your own pace.
· You will learn the muscles of the figure
· You will learn how to pose the figure
· You will learn to create variety and develop your own style
· You will no longer need to “search for a pose” or look at another artist's work.
Who this course is for:
· Any beginner who wants to learn how to draw
· Art students (traditional and nontraditional and self-taught)
· Traditional artists who want to learn anatomy and figure drawing
· Graphic designers who want to learn to draw anatomy to get more clients and more work
· Anyone who wants to make their own game, graphic novel or illustrations
What this course is Not
· Not a "Speed Painting" course
· Not a series of "Shortcuts"
· Not a "Watch me draw" type of course
· Not a "magic wand" for drawing (You have to put in the work)
· No special software or any software is required.
I hope you will join me and allow me to be your professional guide on your art journey.
- This course is for anyone who wants to create characters for videogames and or comics and illustration
- Graphic designers who want to learn anatomy and figure drawing
- Aspiring game artists
- Aspiring comic book/Manga artists
- Anyone who wants to learn how to draw anatomy and figure drawing
- Any hobbyist or creative type with zero art experience
- Anyone with the desire to draw
- NOT for someone who already knows how to draw anatomy
- NOT for someone who isn't willing to put in the work
- NOT for someone who is looking for a "quick tip" or "shortcut" to drawing
- NOT for anyone who isn't serious about truly improving their art
This is a course overview and introduction.I also included some worksheets. I mention them a few times throughout the course. Now if you do not see a worksheet then nothing is missing. I just want you try it on your own. Don't worry the exercises will be simple. If you want to post your work in the forums so I can help you. That's what I'm here for. And yes I really do answer all of the questions that are asked of me. I check this course daily.
Here is a quick Video on the book i recommend for drawing figures.
The Stick figure is the building block. The structure of the human form. Everything starts with the stick figure. Making mistakes at this stage is not only common but it is normal and encouraged. I mention PDF worksheets in this section. I have provided them in JPG format in the zip file. Just copy what you see and play around with them. There are no wrong answers.
The sphere is one of the basic shapes to create the human form. It assists you on how to draw the skull. It is a must know 3D form.
The cylinder Practice is vital and normally you would get a worksheet. This is so important that I made practice videos for you to follow along with me. Pause the video when you need to. Pause the video as many times as you need to. Also do not sit in silence. Please put on some music. That’s what I and many artists do. I speak in the beginning of these set of videos and then there is me drawing in silence.
You will learn how to take the sphere and turn it into a simple head shape. Also you will see how the head can also use the box to get proportions and angles correct.
This is an "Alternate" lecture on the mannequin. I felt it had some really great instruction in it and it was worth watching. It is in a zip file and is only about 25 minutes. It's a bonus lecture.
The pelvis can be difficult to draw. The good news is you don't have to ever draw the pelvis unless you are drawing a skeleton army or zombie etc. Just a note if you are having trouble drawing this, don't beat yourself up. Feel free to move on. The important part is the front ridge of the pelvis and where the leg bones are attached.
There are some differences on how to draw women. Drawing women and how you draw the female form is one of the factors that will shape your style. Keep in mind how you draw women will differ from another artist.