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Inventing the Butt Muscles – Ass-ignment Demonstration

July 5, 20180 Comments

In this demonstration I’ll show you how to invent butt muscles on top of a skeleton and the things to think about to figure out how the muscles will deform to react to the pose.

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How to Draw BUTTS!!!

June 21, 20182 Comments

Learn about the anatomy of the glutes and some tips on drawing them. There are three major butt muscles you should know to draw good butts: the gluteus maximus, gluteus medius, and tensor fasciae latae. Fat also plays an important role in the appearance on the surface.

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A Behind the Scenes Look at the Butt Lesson

June 14, 20180 Comments

I will admit, I’ve been looking forward to making this lesson. BUTT it’s not quite ready yet. Here’s a little teaser of what you can expect when I release it next week (June 21st).

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Why Your Proportions are Wrong and How to Fix Them

May 31, 20180 Comments

When you start a drawing, do you jump right in to drawing all the small parts? Knock it off!

If you’re not an advanced artist with a well trained eye, starting with details usually ends with wacky proportions. In this student critique, we’ll examine the work of two students who focused on drawing foot bones without following the big-to-small hierarchy. I’ll show you a 2D technique called “enveloping” and then a 3D process that helps keep your forms dynamic and in proportion. Woo!

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Drawing Anatomy in Perspective – Leg Bone Critiques

May 24, 20180 Comments

It’s so important to think of perspective when you’re drawing anatomy. But how’s a person supposed to think of anatomy when the human body is basically a meat sack with a bunch little bumps and curves? In this critique, I picked one student who did an overall great job with simplifying the leg bones’ forms, but had a few problems applying perspective to their anatomy.

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Simplifying the Foot for Easy Drawing

April 19, 20180 Comments

Feet are hard to draw, so I’m gonna break it down for you into simple forms. Once you learn and understand these forms, drawing feet is much easier. You’ll no longer have to draw them buried under drapery…grass…kittens or any other conveniently placed objects. Watch and learn! And don’t forget to try these out yourself. Learning from the video is important, but practicing the assignment drawings is the next important step to reaching mastery.

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Advanced Foot Drawing Techniques

April 1, 20180 Comments

Okay, so you’ve already learned about the foot bones from my previous lesson. Now let’s learn the advanced stuff that really makes your drawings look good. Now before we go any further, I must warn you that you might find this technique highly frustrating. You might even struggle with it for the first thousand drawings or so, but with enough practice, you’ll develop the muscle memory and it will become handy.

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How to Draw Feet with Structure – Foot Bone Anatomy

March 30, 20182 Comments

Since the foot is so bony, knowing the bones directly helps you draw the surface forms. The foot is challenging to draw because it’s flexible, asymmetrical, and should usually look like it’s on the ground (perspective). This lesson will focus on the overall design of the foot, along with the form, proportion, and mobility of the individual bones.

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How to Draw the Knee Lesson

How to Draw the Knee

February 28, 20180 Comments

If you’re a Premium Member of the Anatomy Course – View the Demo We’ve learned about the femur, the tibia, and the fibula (and briefly covered the patella). Let’s step back and give our attention to how these bones come together to form the largest joint in the body: the knee. Special guest instructor Marshall […]

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What Are All Those Bumps? Learning Leg Bone Anatomy

January 25, 20180 Comments

This drawing demonstration shows how to draw the femur, the patella, the tibia, and the fibula.

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