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The Limbs: Simplified with Steve Huston

The Limbs: Simplified
Draw Better Arms & Legs! Learn how to construct the limbs.

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Steve Huston
Art Theory, Drawing
Anatomy, Human Figure
Ballpoint Pen, Colored Pencil, Marker, Paper
2h 31m 40s

In this lesson, 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.

This lesson belongs to the course Art Anatomy for Beginners. In this 6-week course, renowned painter Steve Huston will provide you an introduction to human anatomy. You will study how he uses the perspective of aesthetics and mechanics of motion, to deconstruct the anatomy of a human figure. You will learn how to simplify the structures of the figure, in order to create compelling and effective drawings. Following the traditional approach of historic drafts persons like George Bridgman and Burne Hogarth, this course will provide you a concrete foundation of anatomy, tailored specifically for artists.

Throughout this course, you’ll have access to the NMA community for feedback and critiques to improve your work as you progress.

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