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The Torso: Simplified with Steve Huston

The Torso: Simplified
Learn the Structure of the Torso From function to movement and then to construction

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Steve Huston
Art Theory, Drawing
Anatomy, Human Figure
Colored Pencil, Conté, Marker, Paper, Pen
2h 1m 15s

In this lesson, 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. You will learn how the torso reacts to shoulder and arm moving in various positions.

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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