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Constructing and Shading the Foot – Anatomy Assignment

September 25, 20200 Comments

I take you through the entire process of drawing an anatomically correct foot. I start with a study of the simple forms which help me gauge the perspective of the foot. Then I establish the gesture, find the anatomical forms, refine and shade the drawing.

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Anatomy of the Foot

August 21, 20200 Comments

If you’re a Premium Member of the Anatomy Course – View the Lesson It’s time to dive deep into the anatomy of the foot. In this follow-up to How to Draw Feet, we’ll really examine the muscles of the foot so you can draw them like a pro! If you want more examples on how […]

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How to Draw Feet

July 23, 20203 Comments

Step right up! It’s time to learn how to draw a foot! In this last body part of the anatomy course you’ll learn how to construct the foot with basic forms, learn about nails, skin wrinkles, fat pads and their effect on the surface, and tips on how to draw dynamic feet.

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Two Art Nerds Talk About Anatomy – Stephen Bauman Sketch Tour Part 1

March 26, 20200 Comments

When I visited Stephen Bauman’s studio, he pulled out a pile of drawings and gave me a little tour of his work. In Part 1 of his Sketch Tour, Stephen and I nerd out about drawing anatomy. Enjoy!

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How to Study Anatomy Correctly – Construct the Body

January 30, 20200 Comments

In this critique, I go through several student examples and talk about the importance of constructing the forms instead of copying from the photo. I’ll show you how to analyze the simple forms, understand the layers of structure, apply the hierarchy of primary, secondary, and tertiary forms and how to show 3 dimensionalities linearly and tonally.

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Lower Leg Premium Assignment examples

January 15, 20200 Comments

Last time I showed you how to draw the lower legs. Check them out in more detail!

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Drawing the Lower Leg like a Pro –

January 15, 20200 Comments

We got more detailed content for the lower leg muscles!

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Shading and Design Tips for Figure Drawing – Calf Critiques

January 9, 20202 Comments

I give my thoughts on a couple calf assignment drawings submitted to the Anatomy for Artists course. I’ll give you two tricks for shading and one for shape design of muscles vs tendons. The first is a way to simplify shading. An easy template to use as a starting point. My second tip has to do with looking at the shading subtleties that a couple pro artists use and incorporating that within your work.

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Sketching and Shading the Lower Leg – Anterolateral Assignment

December 18, 20191 Comment

Drawing one of the assignment examples from the lower leg anatomy lesson. I show the process of establishing gesture, identifying the anatomical forms, and refining and shading the drawing.

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Constructing Forms Not Tracing Shapes – Hamstring Critiques

November 21, 20190 Comments

While critiquing students’ hamstring assignments, I saw a lot of people tracing flat shapes onto the body instead of constructing the forms. This is a very common problem, but a big one! For this hamstrings critique, I take a look at an artist who submitted their tracing assignment from the facebook group. I give out tips on how to draw them to be more dynamic why you should rely less on your eyes and more on your knowledge to construct the forms.

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