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Artistic Anatomy - Draw Like The Old Masters
Instructor:
Rey Bustos

Learn anatomy from our expert of artistic anatomy Rey Bustos

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In order to draw or sculpt an accurate human figure, you need to understand each component of the skeletal and muscular systems, and how each interlocks on the body. Rey Bustos will walk you through the structure of each component and then give a demonstration of how to interpret the figure on paper. In this class, you will learn to draw every aspect of human anatomy, using live models and 2D reference images, and then you will learn how to apply those principles to any creature, whether it’s a common dog or a fantastical creature you just made up!

The 5 most important lessons:

  1. Understand then entire skeletal structure of the human body and how each bone interacts with each other.
  2. Fully comprehend the muscles of the human anatomy and understand how they function.
  3. Create inverted figures using constellation drawing and anatomy knowledge.
  4. Fully understand the complexity of comparative anatomy.
  5. Gain a solid understanding of how to draw human anatomy like the old masters.
Course Outline
Project 1 : Drawing The Skeletal structure Of The Lower Body
Understand the bone anatomy of the lower body
11 Lectures | 2 Assignments
Lecture 3  16:21
The Femur
Lecture 4  20:42
Bones of the Leg
Lecture 5  25:13
Bones of the Lower Leg and Foot
Lecture 6  14:19
Bones of the Foot - Part 2
Lecture 7  21:32
Tendons of the Leg
Assignment
Week 1 Assignment #1: Skeletal Structure of the Lower Limb
Lecture 8  22:35
Michelangelo Pelvis
Lecture 9  10:05
Drawing the Posterior Aspect of the Pelvis - Leonardo
Lecture 10  16:30
Pontermo Plevis
Lecture 11  18:09
Drawing the feet - Pontormo
Assignment
Week 1 Assignment #2: Draw a Master Copy
Project 2 : Drawing The Muscles of the Leg
Learn the anatomy of the human leg
12 Lectures | 2 Assignments
Lecture 2  15:47
The Lower Leg - Part 2
Lecture 3  18:08
The Front of the Thigh
Lecture 4  05:26
The Back of the Thigh
Lecture 5  16:59
The Gluteal Group
Lecture 6  04:19
Tendons of the Thigh
Lecture 7  12:19
Leg Ecorche - Part 1
Lecture 8  12:02
Leg Ecorche - Part 2
Lecture 9  60:30
The Knee
Assignment
Week 2 Assignment #1: Draw the Muscles of the Lower Leg
Lecture 10  17:18
Drawing the Leg - Pontormo - Part 1
Lecture 11  19:07
Drawing the Leg - Pontormo - Part 2
Lecture 12  18:57
Drawing the Leg - Pontormo - Part 3
Assignment
Week 2 Assignment #2: Draw a Master Copy
Project 3 : Drawing The Muscles of the Arm
Understand the anatomy of the human arm
7 Lectures | 1 Assignment
Lecture 1  17:44
Muscles of the Upper Arm - Part 1
Lecture 2  12:32
Muscles of the Upper Arm - Part 2
Lecture 3  17:46
Muscles of the Forearm - Part 1
Lecture 4  13:15
Muscles of the Forearm - Part 2
Lecture 5  10:39
Arm Ecorche
Lecture 6  15:13
Drawing the Arm - Daniele Crespi - Part 1
Lecture 7  13:59
Drawing the Arm - Daniele Crespi - Part 2
Assignment
Assignment 3: Drawing and Labeling the Bones and Muscles of the Arm and Master Copy
Project 4 : Drawing The Muscular and Skeletal Structure Of The Back
Understand the major anatomical landmarks of the back
5 Lectures | 1 Assignment
Lecture 1  15:55
Introduction to the Back
Lecture 2  15:23
Structure of the Upper Back
Lecture 3  09:40
Muscles of the Upper and Mid Back
Lecture 4  24:44
Drawing the Back - From Life
Lecture 5  13:39
Muscles of the Back - Part 4
Assignment
Assignment 4: Drawing/Labeling the Bones/Muscles of the Back and Master Copy
Project 5 : Drawing The Muscular and Skeletal Structure Of The Chest And Abdominals
Learn the anatomy of the torso
6 Lectures | 1 Assignment
Lecture 1  13:04
Muscles: Front 1
Lecture 2  10:44
Muscles: Front 2
Lecture 3  16:24
Master Draw- Francios Boucher 1
Lecture 4  15:08
Master Draw- Francios Boucher 3
Lecture 5  14:54
Master Draw- Francios Boucher 2
Lecture 6  12:51
Master Draw- Francios Boucher 4
Assignment
Assignment 5: Drawing/Labeling the Front Torso Bones/Muscles and Master Copy
Project 6 : Drawing The Hand
Tackle the difficulties of the human hand
4 Lectures | 1 Assignment
Lecture 1  14:54
Structure of the Hand
Lecture 2  15:38
Hand - Andrea del Sarto
Lecture 3  22:09
Gesture and Structure Continued
Assignment
Assignment 6: Drawing/Labeling the Hand Bones/Tendons
Lecture 4
Crit 1
Project 7 : Drawing The Head
Learn the anatomy of the head
4 Lectures | 1 Assignment
Lecture 1  14:44
Skull and Major Muscles part 1
Lecture 2  17:24
Continued Muscles of the Head and Neck
Lecture 3  14:11
The Neck and Major Muscles Part 2
Lecture 4  36:19
Head- Jean Baptiste Greuze
Assignment
Assignment 7: Drawing/Labeling the Head Bones/Muscles
Project 8 : Invent Figures With Constellation Drawing
Use your knowledge to make your own forms
3 Lectures | 1 Assignment
Lecture 1  17:39
Constellation Drawing - Part 1
Lecture 2  18:32
Constellation Drawing - Part 2
Lecture 3  13:32
Constellation Drawing 3
Assignment
Assignment 8: Use the Constellation Technique
Project 9 : Understanding Comparative Anatomy: Lower Limb
Learn how the lower limb differs between species
3 Lectures | 1 Assignment
Lecture 1  22:07
Comparing the Leg and Thigh
Lecture 2  15:56
Master Draw-Gian Baptiste Tiepolo-tonal 1
Lecture 3  16:11
Master Draw-Gian Baptiste Tiepolo-tonal 2
Assignment
Assignment 9: Comparative Anatomy Study and Master Copy
Project 10 : Understanding Comparative Anatomy: Upper Limb
Learn how the upper limb differs between species
3 Lectures | 1 Assignment
Lecture 1  17:43
Comparing the Upper Limb - Part 1
Lecture 2  17:56
Comparing the Upper Limb - Part 2
Lecture 3  10:47
Comparing the Upper Limb - Part 3
Assignment
Assignment 10: Comparative Anatomy Study Upper Limbs
Project 11 : Critiques
15 Lectures
Lecture 1
Crit 1 Replay P1
Lecture 2
Crit 1 Replay P2
Lecture 3
Crit 2 Replay P1
Lecture 4
Crit 2 Replay P2
Lecture 5
Crit 2 Replay P3
Lecture 6
Crit 3 Replay P1
Lecture 7
Crit 3 Replay P2
Lecture 8
Crit 3 Replay P3
Lecture 9
Crit 4 Replay P1
Lecture 10
Crit 4 Replay P2
Lecture 11
Crit 5 Replay P2
Lecture 12
Crit 5 Replay P1
Lecture 13
Crit 1 Replay
Lecture 14
Crit 3 Replay
Lecture 15
Crit 4 Replay
Project 12 : Critiques January 2015
6 Lectures
Lecture 1
Crit 1 Replay
Lecture 2
Crit 2 Replay
Lecture 3
Crit 3 Replay
Lecture 4
Crit 4 Replay
Lecture 5
Crit 5 Replay
Lecture 6
Crit 6 Replay
Student Projects
FAQ
Who should take this course?
This is an introductory level course. As such, no prior knowledge of anatomy or figure drawing is required.
Can I download the lectures?
Absolutely. You have lifetime access to all your course content, which includes both streaming and downloadable course video lectures.

About the instructor

Rey Bustos graduated as an illustrator with high honors from the Art Center College of Design in 1989 and was elected by the student body to be the student speaker at their graduation. Rey then went on to illustrate for many companies and magazines as well as having numerous fine art exhibits since 1990. He is currently represented by the San Marino Gallery in Pasadena. Rey has also been teaching since 1990 and is now considered one of the preeminent artistic anatomy teachers in the country. He is known for his lively and passionate lectures and his enthusiasm is very evident and contagious. Rey currently teaches at his Art Center College of Design and at universities and studio across Southern Californi. Rey teaches Analytical Figure Drawing, Drawing and Composition, 3D Anatomy/Ecorche, 2D Anatomy and a class that he created and is now required at the Art Center, Imaginatomy: An Anatomical Approach to Animal and Character Development.