Introduction to Human Anatomy for Artists

Introduction to Human Anatomy for Artists

Things have changed since we last saw each
other.. Hello there, My name is Stan Prokopenko. I’ll
be your instructor for this course on Anatomy of the Human Body.. for Artists.. In this
video I’m gonna give you an overview of the course. Why we study anatomy, what you’ll
learn from this course, and what’s in the premium version of the course. First, let’s examine why we should study anatomy.. Why? There should be no part of the body that is
a mystery to you. If it’s a mystery, then you won’t be able to draw it accurately without
copying it or just making up stuff that doesn’t exist. With knowledge, you can design the
body to make changes. You can decide what to exaggerate, what to eliminate, or what
to add that’s not noticeable in the reference. When you’re able to change your reference
you are no longer a slave to the reference. You can call on it when you need to. You can
ask it for inspiration. And you can create your own unique work of art that stays true
to your vision and the story you’re trying to tell. When an arm is up in your photo,
but you need it to be down to create a better composition, you can do that. When a leg of
some figure is too busy with information, you can relax it and show just the major forms.
You can show more structure in a figure that you want to feel more solid and heavy. You
can create characters that don’t exist in reality. You’re not going to find a model
that looks like the Hulk or a zombie. That has to be invented. With a high level of understanding
and some creativity you have the power to create whatever characters you want. And speaking of creativity, fluency allows
you to be more creative. *You can tap into your vast knowledge base for ideas, to combine
pieces of information in a new way. A fluent artist works quicker, creating a more natural,
fluid creative process. But knowledge of anatomy doesn’t only give
you the ability to change reference or draw from imagination. It also helps to draw the
body to feel natural. To be believable and to feel alive. You can pick up on the subtleties
that an untrained eye would miss. You understand what makes the body look the way it looks,
so you know how to draw it to look that way. If you have to rely on copying, you will misinterpret
a lot of things. And you might not see a lot of things that are actually important. If
you don’t know WHAT you’re looking for, you probably won’t find it… You can poke people and name their muscles
to make them feel awkward. Why study the skeleton, why not just surface
forms? I want to introduce you to someone very special,
someone you’ll be seeing a lot of in this anatomy course. please give it up for, Skellyyyyy!! You’ll notice in this course that I’ll often
go deep into the body, all the way down to the bones.
Many newer students will wonder, why are we studying the bones? I just want to draw the
muscles.. The forms of the skeleton are very important because they’re the foundation of
the body. The bony landmarks help us track the muscles, as I showed in the Figure Drawing
Course, and will show a lot more in this course. The muscle are attached to the skeleton, so
if you know the skeleton and where the muscles attach to the skeleton, the muscles become
much easier to draw, paint and sculpt. The skeleton is also very consistent from
person to person. Muscles and body fat composition can vary a lot between two body types, but
we can rely on the skeleton to inform us of what we’re seeing. A bodybuilder and a couch
potato could have the same size skeleton. So, the landmarks will be in the same spots,
just filled in with very different stuff.. Also, understanding the joints means you understand
the motion of each joint. And it will help you figure out how this motion affects the
surface forms. Please, don’t skip the lessons on bones. You’ll
just be left with a pile of meat. What? What’s the course all about? So stan, what’s this course all about? As the title implies, this course is intended
for artists. It’s not meant to be a medical reference. We will be hyper focusing on the
parts of anatomy that an artist will need to know and ignoring the parts we don’t need
to know. The deep muscles that don’t affect the surface forms are of little interest to
draftsmen, painters, sculptors or animators. Unless you’re drawing a zombie… then maybe.. 2d diagram vs 3d forms The body is constructed from many types of
forms. Bones, tendons, ligaments, muscles, fat.. These forms overlap, insert under and
wrap around each other.. the human body is a very complex system of layers. And the volumes
at the surface are also very complex. It’s not enough to just study the front, back and
side views you typically see in anatomy books. Look at this group of simple forms. From this
angle it looks like this, and from another angle it looks like this.. The way these forms
overlap each other appears very different, from different angles. To accurately draw
the forms from any angle, you need to truly understand the forms and their relationship.
You can’t just memorize the 2d contours.. The body is the same way. The muscles overlap
each other in ways that when viewed from different angles, look very different. So, learning
the 2-dimensional diagrams of the body is not good enough. You need to have a 3-dimensional
understanding of anatomy. In this course, I’ll try to give you that – a complete picture
of the human body. We’ ll look at the 2d diagrams, and then study the 3d forms of the muscles..
We’ll also look at the tracking from origin to insertion, layering of muscles, fat, and
other tissues and most importantly how the muscles look when the body moves to various
positions. * It’s great if you know the shape in the anatomical pose, but what does it look
like when its flexed or stretched. And finally, how does it all look like on the surface when
you add skin over it. Course Structure Those of you who already visited the presale
page, probably noticed that this course is split into 3 parts – Torso, arms and legs.
Each section is going to be a thorough investigation of that portion of the body. 3D Model Each bone and muscle group we learn will be
available as a 3D model for you to use right in your browser. After each lesson you can
open up the 3d model and study it further. Being able to spin it around and look at the
muscles from any angle is helpful in truly understanding the 3d forms. Information taught “So, what will I learn from this course?” I’ll teach you everything from the details
of the deep muscles to the simplified blocky forms common to George Bridgman. How the layering
of muscles looks like on the surface of a real person. Cross sections to help you visualize
the layering of the muscles. I’ll present variations of body types. Idealization, articulation
and how movements changes muscle shapes, range of motion, function of the body as a machine
and I’ll show you how to actually draw the stuff.. Assignments and homework Ya that’s right! There will be homework..
A variety of exercises to help you learn the information. You can’t learn anatomy just
by listening to me talking about it. It’s important to actually use the information
while you are drawing. Put in the effort by doing the assignments for each lesson. Practice
what you’ve learned rather than binge watching all the lessons. The assignments are enjoyable
anyway. So, if you like drawing and you like learning, this should be a very rewarding
course. What you’re working for I’ve mentioned that studying anatomy is a
long and difficult process. But gosh darnit it’s so rewarding! All that sweat and frustration
is worth it. Just look at some of the artwork that’s done by artists that put in the time
to master human anatomy! I find these incredibly inspiring. As you come across artists like
these, save them in a folder and use them as idols of what you’re working for. What’s in Premium? As many of you know by now, I like to give
away a lot of free lessons.. It allows everyone to learn something, not just the people that
can afford the full course. Every lesson in this Anatomy course will have free content
and for those that want to continue learning, more in-depth lessons will be available by
purchasing the full course at First, you’ll get extended lessons. So, the
videos will be longer, covering more information about each muscle and including more of the
deeper muscles. You’ll get to see more examples and drawing demonstrations. Cheat sheets and
assignment ‘answer’ videos. What I mean by answer videos is.. For each lesson I’ll be
giving out assignments. In the premium course, I will actually show you how to do the assignment
so that you can check your work. Another really big premium feature, as I’ve already mentioned,
is the 3d models right in your browser. These will help you study the anatomy further and
it’s a great aid for the assignments.. Wow stan.. That’s awesome! I’m totally ready
to sign up for the Premium Course.. Well then, go to Credits
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