Figure Drawing - The Body in Action
What you'll learn
- You will learn techniques that will improve your figure drawing skills.
- Learn how to use gesture to improve your figure drawings.
- Learn the anatomy of the figure.
- Learn the skeleton and the bony landmarks to aid in your drawing process.
- Learn to draw expressive poses.
- Learn to create depth with light and shadow.
- Pencil and Paper or a Digital Device and Art Program.
Welcome to my course, "Figure Drawing - The Body in Action!"
My name is Robert A. Marzullo and I have been an online instructor for 6 years now and I love to help artist improve their skills. I am also the author of the book, "Learn to Draw Action Heroes."
It is my goal to help you learn figure drawing in a way that has a lasting effect. You won't just draw along with me and try to remember by observation you will learn why the body moves and reacts the way that it does.
You will learn about gesture and rhythms of the body, stereometric drawing, balance, body language, the bony landmarks, anatomy, foreshortening, and light and shadow.
In this course we will do specific studies on the problems areas that hold artists back from drawing the human figure well!
So that you know what to expect right now, here is a list of the current content ready to view -
Section 1 - Stereometric Drawing of the Figure
L1 - Drawing with Primitive Forms
L2 - Drawing the 3 Main Masses
L3 - Drawing Arms with Basic Forms
L4 - Drawing the Legs with Basic Forms
L5 - Drawing the Legs with Basic Forms - Part 2
L6 - Drawing the Full Figure with Primitive Forms
Section 2 - Drawing the 3 Main Masses of the Body Organically
L7 - The Basic Head Form
L8 - The Basic Upper Torso Form
L9 - The Basic Pelvis Form
L10 - Attaching the Forms to the Spine
L11 - Attaching the Forms to the Spine - Part 2
L12 - Turning the Forms of the Body
L13 - Various Poses of the 3 Masses
Section 3 - Gesture Drawing and The Energy of the Body
L14 - Benefits of Gesture Drawing
L15 - Additional Gesture Drawing Examples
L16 - Rhythms of the Arms and Legs
L17 - Using the Bean Shape to Draw the Torso
L18 - Using the Bean Shape - Rendered Example
Section 4 - Proportions of the Body
L19 - Basic Male Proportions
L20 - Basic Male Proportions - Part 2
L21 - Basic Female Proportions
L22 - Basic Female Proportions - Part 2
Section 5 - Specific Areas of Study and Bony Landmarks
L23 - Spine of Scapula - Line Art
L24 - Spine of Scapula - Refinement
L25 - Spine of Scapula - Value Study
L26 - Male Torso - Clavicle and Sternum Study
L27 - Male Torso - Clavicle and Sternum Refinement
L28 - Male Torso - Clavicle and Sternum - Value Study
Section 6 - Drawing the Figure in Action
L29 - Action Pose - Jumping - Sketch
L30 - Action Pose - Jumping - Refinement
L31 - Action Pose - Female Dancing - Gesture
L32 - Action Pose - Female Dancing - Primitive Forms
You also get all the art files to study along with as a PDF. They are attached to the first lesson of Section 2!
I am here to help you with your progress. Share your figure drawings in the Q+A Section of this course. I will take a look at them and help you in any way that I can.
Please take the time to leave your honest review of this course. It helps me to improve the content and know what you like and what you do not. It also helps other students know if they should take this course. I will create regular updates on this course to make it a better experience for everyone!
Thank you for considering my course on Figure Drawing and good luck with your studies!
Robert A. Marzullo
Ram Studios Comics
Who this course is for:
- Aspiring artists or Intermediate artists that want to improve their skills.
I currently teach Figure Drawing, Anatomy, How to Draw Comics, and Digital Painting. My primary art programs are Clip Studio Paint, Procreate, Sketchbook Pro, and Photoshop. I also teach traditional art methods as well.
I have been a working professional artist for most of my life. I have been published in comics, created 3D animation and characters for television, illustrated storyboards for commercials, and owned and operated my own sign and design firm successfully for over 15 years.
I am also the author of the book "Learn to Draw Action Heroes" by Impact Publishing.
I am currently a professional freelance illustrator and comic artist where I create digital art for my clients. I create sequential art and character concepts.
I now share my knowledge in digital art and computer software through online platforms such as Udemy and have a growing Youtube channel as well. With over 190,000 Youtube subscribers and quickly growing I felt I should create some more in depth content for students wanting to take their skills to the next level.
My goal is to help aspiring artists realize their potential and break their mental barriers that hold them back from creating the artwork of their dreams. We can all do it with the right instruction and work ethic. That is what I am here to teach my students.
I am very dedicated to my students and responsive to any of your questions so please don't hesitate to ask. I am here to help!