Archive for the ‘Human Anatomy’ Category

New Mobile Artist Pose Tool by Riven Phoenix

January 16, 2013

 From the founder and creator of “The structure of Man Human Figure Drawing Course”- Riven Phoenix has developed a cool,  slick 3d figure application for smart phones(androids).

Description

Breakthrough figure posing tool for the artist. Declared the Top 10 must have App by ImagineFX magazine, Now you can always have your very own reference model with you. You can create any pose quickly with an easy to use pose interface. Its simple, just select the body part and then pose the figure. You can pose both the male and female figure. The coolest feature most important to artist is the figures use no constraints allowing geometry to intersect. This allows Artist to pose from realistic to extreme poses. Use it for Drawing, Manga, Illustration, Character Design, Animation, Story Boarding, Comic Books.The Post Tool 3D was designed by the Artist Riven Phoenix author of the breakthrough figure drawing course ‘The Structure of Man HD’ used in over 68 Countries.The Pose Tool uses state-of-the-art 3D Engine that allows you to pose organic figure models.”Top 10 Must-Have Art App” – ImagineFx magazine #92″Once you get a feel for it, Pose Tool 3D is a great little reference tool for digital artists” – ImagineFx magazine #92

“Pose Tool 3D is a great way for artists on the move to experiment with character poses.” – ImagineFx magazine #92

Touch Controls:

– One Finger – Orbit around figure

– One Finger Tap – Select body part

– Two Finger Pinch – Zoom in and Out and Pan at the same time. This feature gives you the ability to setup dramatic shots for your poses quickly. Very powerful feature.

Menu Features:

– Pose Buttons – Help Menu – Save Current Pose – Load Last Saved Pose – Center Figure – Reset Figure to T-Pose – Hide Menu Bar – 3 Point lighting System – Muscle Maps Mode – Gesture System mode – Life Drawing Mode – Mannequin Mode – Cube Guides – Average Male/Female body type  – Heavy Male/Female body type  – Old Male/Female body type  – Skinny Male/Female body type  – Muscular Male/Female body type

Male and Female Organic Moving Parts:

– Head – Neck – Shoulders – Upper Arm – Lower Arm – Hand – Finger – Chest – Abs – Upper Leg – Lower Leg – Feet

www.AlienThink.com

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.alienthink.posetool3d

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00AJN677S

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Atlas of Human Anatomy for the Artist by Stephen Rogers Peck

December 28, 2012

Atlas Of Human Anantomy

I’ve studied out of this book for about a month; along with Andrew Loomis’s Figure Drawing for all its worth and David K. Rubins book on the figure. I must say this is one of the best anatomy books I’ve used. Inside this book you have sharp, great, clear photos and named description’s of the bones and muscles; followed by simplified drawings and shapes, to help you remember  the bones and their form;  in separate sections.

In the next section of the book they have nice b/w photos of nude models to help you train your eyes for surface landmarks on the body. There is also sections on Proportions, comparisons of body parts and alignment, varieties of physiques, male and female proportion in 7 life periods, racial types as well as facial expressions.

Overall I give this book 5 stars, as it was well planned out, informative and easy to follow. If you don’t have this book you should really consider adding it to your figure and anatomy section.

http://www.amazon.com/Atlas-Human-Anatomy-Artist-Galaxy/dp/0195030958/ref=cm_cmu_pg__header

Drawing The Foot Anatomy Re-Visited

February 28, 2012

This is the last installment of the mini anatomy studies on 8.5 x 11″ sketch paper. I used the Riven Phoenix method of general measuring and used Rubins anatomy figure drawing book to ge a more accurate depiction of the bones and muscles. The next stage will be to draw the human skeletons on larger paper; maybe 18×24″ to really get the smaller details that I would like to get to.

Drawing the leg bones and muscles revisited IV

January 31, 2012

Here is the last stage of the leg muscles. I know I didn’t touch the foot much, I will do a study of the foot by itself. I decided that I will draw the entire skeleton figure as large as possible and add more details in the rendering with that project.

Once again, I followed along with Riven Phoenix on constructing the proportions with and 8 head tall figure; I studied from Rubins anatomy book for the actual organic shapes of the bones and muscles.

Below is a link to purchase or review David Rubins Figure Drawing book.

http://www.amazon.com/Human-Figure-Anatomy-Artists/dp/0140042431

Drawing the leg bones and muscles revisited III

January 30, 2012

This is part III of layering the muscles over the bones of the legs. The leg, like the arm is very complex. It best to find the larger shapes that make up the overall form and structure of the leg.

Drawing the leg bones and muscles revisited II

January 28, 2012

This is the second stage of the leg bones and muscles. I studied Riven Phoenix and Rubins Anatomy book. Note, this is a small study, only 8.5″x11″ cropped.

Drawing the leg bones and muscles revisited

January 26, 2012

This anatomy installment will break down the leg bones and muscles. I tormented myself again by working very small on a 8.5″x11″ sketch book; which made it challenging to draw a lot of small detail and tendons that attach to the bones. The first stage is finding general proportions based on a 8 head figure. I used Riven Phoenix system on proportions, but studied actual anatomy from Rubins figure drawing book. One last note; I will try to remember to adjust the foot proportions before I post the last section.

Drawing The Hand Revisited (Riven Phoenix-

January 12, 2012

I’m back with another mini anatomy study featuring the hand on a 8.5″x11″ sketch book. I merged what I learned with Riven Phoenix on drawing the hand proportions; from their I used Rubins book on anatomy for reference to add in the muscle, bone, and tendon details.

Marshall Vandruff – Human Anatomy at The Art Department

January 3, 2012

The course’s focus is an introduction to observe & invent the human figure; it includes over 200 slides of great art with commentary and comparisons between anatomy plates and finished works. The course showcases the work and teaching of George Bridgman, and his influence on illustrators such as Frank Frazetta.

Also, what makes this anatomy workshop unique is, the way Vandruff teaches you to really observe anatomy by showing the contrast of two completely different approaches to studying anatomy. One approach is the form and simple shapes; second more completed and finely detailed renderings from another artist. Lastly, he shows a way to quickly remember the names of the bones and muscles as well as where they’re located.

http://theartdepartment.org/streaming-classes/anatomy-for-artists

Drawing The Arm Re-Visited

January 1, 2012

Here is the third anatomy installment of the re-visited series. the arm is complex and has so many layers of overlapping muscles. I decided to do a 8.5×11 inch page filled with various angles of the arm, including the muscles. Again, I plan to do larger more detailed studies of the anatomical parts of the body after this series. Take a look at where the bones curve at the halfway mark(if you divide the arm in half).