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The Dynamic Anatomy Figure in Clay

Are you ready to take your anatomical knowledge to the next level? In this course instructor Eric Wilson will teach you step-by-step how to make your own dynamic posed écorché (flayed) figure. This course is a great follow-up to Rey Bustos' popular course: Sculpt Your Own Anatomy Figure in Clay. You can follow along Eric using Oil Based Clay or you can work digitally. Your reference will be the unique New Masters Academy Dynamic Anatomy Figure, which is a digital model of the sculpture you will be creating complete with the ability to take measurements, orbit the camera and change the lighting.

3 Lessons 22h 27m 11s of videos

Level 1

Level 2

Common Questions

How does this course work?

You can do this course three ways:
1 (recommended). Watch the lecture videos and follow along at home, using the 3D reference and sculpt your own dynamic anatomy figure in clay. Take measurements off of the 3D reference and translate them to your real sculpture.
2. Follow along digitally using ZBrush, Sculptris, or any other 3D or digital sculpture software. You still will use the 3D reference provided and you can still use the measurements to translate into your software.
3. Follow along by drawing. Watch the lectures, take notes, and drawing from the provided 3D reference

Why is there no arms or neck content included?

Unfortunately this course was never finished. The original sculpture was destroyed and we do not intend to complete it. We do have other dynamic anatomy courses planned for the future. This is the only course on the NMA website that is incomplete but you can complete the course yourself by applying the principles Eric teaches you and using the Dynamic Anatomy 3D reference which has all the information you need.

What do I need to do before beginning this course?

We highly recommend you first do the following courses prior to attempting this challenging course:

Human Anatomy for Artists
Build Your Own Anatomy Figure