Posts Tagged ‘Draw hands’

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.

Figure Drawing (Design and Invention)

September 16, 2011

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Artist and Instructor Michael Hampton is releasing a revised 2011 edition of his remarkable book on figure drawing, anatomy, design and invention. I was very pleased and gained so much insight from Hampton’s mastery, experience, and theory on the human figure.  This book is hard to get a hold of since its’ self published by the author. My advise is to get it as soon as it hits the online stores. Also, This is a must have book for anyone that want to take their figure drawing to the next level.

Check out further information below!

4th edition coming out September 2011! The 4th edition has updated chapters on drawing the arms and legs.
Originally published in August of 2009, this book gives a process-based approach to learning to draw the figure. The book has received much praise, and is used as a reference text by schools and animation/game art companies alike. More info

Also, check out this Q & A with Michael Hampton featured on CG Masterclasses.

All images are property of Micahel Hampton and figuredrawing.nfo

Advanced Painter Techniques

December 18, 2010

Ok. Here’s the latest on book recommendations for serious digital artists’ that want to turn there skills up a notch in Corel Painter. Don Seegmiller is definitely a great seasoned artist with a unique approach to painting digitally, without letting his work look digital. In this book y you’ll learn how to use painter on a new level; you can make your work look like an actual oil painting on canvas. Also, you’ll learn how to use the hose, textures, papers, make custom brushes, use Don Seegmillers special custom brushes, create a 3D effect look to your work, as well as wonderful illustration working files created by Seegmiller himself.

Check out his work, as well as info on the book at:

Drawing and Understanding The Hand

April 8, 2010

Drawing the hands with Riven Phoenix. This is a basic front and back study. We learn how to construct the hand starting with proportions, bones, muscles, and tendons. To get better at hands, one must practice.

Leg Muscle Studies with Riven Phoenix

April 7, 2010

Here are several examples of drawing and understanding the human leg. I approached it step by step; from the skeletal bone, following the muscles and tendons. I drew the leg from 4 different angles. Front, Back, Inside, and Outside. Again, I am studying with Riven Phoenix “The Structure of man” DVD series.

Studying The Arms, Torso Front and Back With Riven Phoenix

April 5, 2010

In this lesson I drew out the torso and muscles. This lesson was different and interesting because I drew one half as the front and the other half as the back.

Notes on the foot

March 3, 2010

 looking at the first example we take a generic building block approach to get a basic understanding of the foot.

The second example shows how recognizing the size of the foot to face ratio, and breaking down the proportions can help create the foot quick easy. Take note of the differences between both the inside and outside of the foot in example 2.

Formulas from example 2 to can also be applied to example 3; drawing the foot in 3-D.

Also keep in mind that these examples are not an extremely accurate anatomical studies of the foot; but rather general approaches to understand the foot. You are  also encouraged to relate back to an anatomy book on accurate depictions of the foot to further help you.

Drawing the Foot with Riven Phoenix

March 1, 2010

FOOT Study

Generic foot Study