Anatomy for Figure Drawing: Mastering the Human Figure

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65 hours course
Course by Udemy
What will you learn?
To learn anatomy for the human figure.
Learn the skeleton.
Learn the muscles and where they attach so you can draw the figure from imagination.
Learn all about how to draw breasts and their mechanics, how they squish, attach, etc.
Learn to draw skin and fat, where fat builds up.
Learn to draw, heads, faces, hands, and feet.
Putting it all together. Learning specific parts of the body on motion, to better understand some more difficult muscles.
About the course

Do you want to be a professional comic artist, concept artist, or storyboard artist, etc?

Then you need to be able to draw the human figure quickly. Most artists can’t do this because …

They never learned Anatomy for Figure drawing.

My course teaches you anatomy for figure drawing in an easy to understand way, but don’t take my word for it.

Scroll down and watch some of the free lectures. I offer a few hours free so you can see that my teaching style is for you.

In this course, you will learn the basics of proportions, and how to simplify the skeleton. You will learn the draw the skeleton and learn where all the muscles attach, which is key to drawing figures from imagination. You will learn a simplified muscle map, simplified mannequin and more.

You will even learn how muscles change when in different poses. You will also learn where fat builds up, and all the different body types. This is the last and only anatomy for figure drawing and comics you will ever need. Money back guarantee, upheld by Udemy’s high standards.

I also have bonus videos, like how to draw breasts and a quick sculpting of the human video.

This is a huge course, but well worth the time. 65 hours, but

you are ready to draw figures like a pro, so simply scroll down and watch some of the free videos.

Proportions- Please Start Here
Get an idea what the course is about by watching this short intro.
Basic Proportions
In this video, with pen and paper, I show the basic proportions, which are only slightly altered in the detailed proportions. You can use the basic proportions to draw, comics, cartoons, and even realistic figures, but the detail proportions is more accurate for the average real person. I highly recommend starting here.
Detailed Proportions
In this lecture, we learn the proportions of the human figure. This is one of the most important features of the figure to learn, because if this is wrong, the whole figure will look wrong, no matter how nicely rendered.
Course Images
Here are many of the images created during the course. You can use them as references during the exercises.
Skeleton - The Important Foundations you must know
Simplified Skeleton Images
Front Skeleton
The skeleton is the foundation of the figure. It is what all the muscles attach to. You need to learn it in order to learn where the muscles attach to, and learning where the muscles attach is the key to drawing figures quickly from imagination, the key to creating awesome comic characters and video game characters, etc.
4:33 Draw the basic skull in proportion
5:18 Draw the Neck, Spine, Sternum
7:00 Draw the collar bones
10:05 Draw the Pelvic, Hip
12:40 Draw the Scapula
15:45 Do the quick exercise
24:00 Draw the Humerus bone on each side, i.e. upper arm bone
30:00 Draw the forearm bones, ulna and radius
34:56 Draw the basic hand bones - we get fully into hands later on in the course
41:20 Draw the femur, upper leg bone
47:00 Draw the lower leg bones, tibia and fibula
55:21 Draw the feet
104:20 Draw the rib cage
116:00 Draw the differences in the female skeleton
Back view Skeleton
In this lessons, we move onto the back skeleton, of which, the most important part to learn is the scapula.
0:00 Draw skull, rib cage, scapula.
23:30 Draw the Pelvic bones
35:50 Draw the humerus, upper arm bone
38:00 Draw lower arm bones
51:00 Draw leg bones
Side view Skeleton
The side skeleton is essential to understand how and why the figure looks the way it does in profile.
3/4 view skeleton
3/4 view will help you put it all together. This is the beginning of logically figuring out any pose from your mind.
Muscles and where they attach - Needed to draw any pose from imagination
  • Pencil and paper, or any art program on PC or Mac.
Neil Fontaine
Neil Fontaine
Art Instructor, Professional Painter, Writer
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