In the first week, instructor Steve Huston will teach you an approach to simplifying human anatomy for more effective artwork. After a refresher on the concepts of gesture and structure, you will learn a functional and constructive approach to human anatomy.
In week two, instructor Steve Huston will teach you how to simplify and understand the mechanics of the shoulder girdle. Steve will teach through diagrams, lectures, and drawing from a life model.
Week 3: The Torso With
In week three, instructor Steve Huston will begin with a lecture on how to simplify the concept of light hitting the figure, as well as how to render it on your drawing. After, Steve will teach you how to attach the shoulder girdle to the torso.
Week 4: The Limbs With
In week four, Steve Huston will teach you a simple, constructive approach to drawing the arms and legs. You will learn the mechanical concepts of the limps, as well as how to compare the human anatomy to that of animals. Steve will teach you ways to make analogies between the upper and lower limb in order to understand and draw this area of the body with greater confidence
Week 5: Hands & Feet With
In week five, Steve Huston will teach you techniques for simplifying and constructing hands and feet. Steve will show you how to use the concepts of construction, design, mechanics, as well as aesthetics to create beautiful hands and feet in your artwork.
In week six, Steve Huston will show you how Old Masters like Michelangelo constructed their anatomy. You will learn how to apply these principles in a long pose. Steve will demonstrate on a 50-minute pose, that teaches you every process from gesture drawing, construction lines to the rendering of light and shadow.
We recommend that you have some figure drawing experience before starting this course. Constructive Figure Drawing with Steve Huston would be a great place to start, but we also recommend Renaissance Figure Drawing with Glenn Vilppu, and the Spirit of the Pose with Karl Gnass.
Yes! That's exactly how his course was designed. This is a great place to start learning human anatomy.
The next course we recommend to continue your study of anatomy is Human Anatomy for Artists with Rey Bustos, where you will learn more about each of the muscles and bones of the body.
Like all New Masters courses, you can follow along digitally with a tablet. Though because software and digital drawing techniques change quickly, you will need to decide how to interpret the information presented in your drawing application of choice. We recommend avoiding layer, undo, automatic line straightening, or other shortcuts for this course.
No, you will be learning the mechanics and big architectural forms of the body.
This course includes downloadable assignment PDFs, that help you practice the materials taught by instructor Steve Huston. Keeping up with these assignments will maximize your learning outcomes.