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Realistic Human Figure Drawing

A course by Diego Catalan Amilivia
Painter and Illustrator. Madrid, Spain.
On Domestika since 11/06/2017
, Painter and Illustrator

Learn step by step how to illustrate the human body proportionally by analyzing its structure

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Realistic Human Figure Drawing

Learn step by step how to illustrate the human body proportionally by analyzing its structure


Spanish with subtitles in English
  • 100% Positive reviews (12)
  • 1552 students
  • Online and at your own pace
  • Audio: Spanish
  • Level: Beginner
  • 35 Lessons (8h 25m)
  • Available from the app
  • Spanish, English, Portuguese, German
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Every good artist's ability to draw the human figure is based on the study of its anatomy and the analysis of its form. When you are able to draw as your eyes see, you can go farther and allow yourself certain creative freedoms. Diego Catalán is passionate about everything human, both the physical and the psychological, and is an expert at capturing the essence of the body in great detail.

In his previous course, Realistic Portrait with Graphite Pencil, he showed how to use different techniques and tools to achieve a unique portrait. However, in this one, you will have the opportunity to analyze the surface and the bone and muscle structure of the body to learn how to successfully draw the human figure from scratch.

About this course

Course table of contents

  • U1
    U1. Introduction
  • U2
    U2. We start the drawing
  • U3
    U3. The anatomical refinement
  • U4
    U4. Final adjustments and preservation of the drawing
  • FP
    FP Final project
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Start by getting to know your teacher, Diego Catalán. Briefly review his extensive professional career and discover some of his fundamental influences in the development of his work as an artistic anatomy teacher, among them some essential books. Then, Diego gives you the first notions of what this figure drawing course consists of.

Once the materials to be used are presented, start by sketching the first lines of the drawing and continue with the development of some basic elements of form, perspective, proportion, balance, and gesturing. Also, analyze how light affects and enhances the volume of the body.

Then, go deeper into the different structures that make up the human body. Study the different anatomical blocks, their morphology, bone and muscle structure, and the way they affect the visible surface of the body.

To finish your creation, make some minor adjustments to your drawing and learn the best ways to preserve it. By the end of the course, you will be able to draw anybody from your easel in a technical and detailed way.

What is this course's project?

Make a drawing in which you progressively analyze each part of the body and compose a realistic figure that will allow you to face new artistic challenges in the future.

Who is it for?

Illustrators, designers, and anyone with basic notions of drawing who wishes to achieve more professional results by acquiring a solid knowledge of human anatomy.

What you need

To take this course you will need basic drawing knowledge, a willingness to learn, and an interest in deepening the knowledge of the human body. If you have done Diego Catalán’s other course focused on realistic portrait drawing, it will be easier for you to follow along.

As for the materials, it is essential that you have pencils of different grades, paper, an eraser, a stick, and a mirror.


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Diego Catalan Amilivia

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Painter and Illustrator

Diego Catalán graduated from the University of Salamanca with a degree in Fine Arts, specializing in painting. He has done postgraduate work at the Art Students League and the National Academy of Design in New York City. He currently combines his art with his work teaching Artistic Anatomy at the Escuela Superior de Dibujo Profesional in Madrid.


Contents

  • U1

    Introduction

    • Presentation
    • Influences
    • What will we do in this course?
  • U2

    We start the drawing

    • Materials
    • The lace in drawing 1
    • The lace in drawing 2
    • The lace in drawing 3
    • Proportion and anatomical blocks
    • Action, balance, gesture and 3D shape 1
    • Action, balance, gesture and 3D shape 2
    • We draw the interior of our silhouette 1
    • We draw the interior of our silhouette 2
    • We draw the interior of our silhouette 3
    • The light
    • Shadow pattern introduction
  • U3

    The anatomical refinement

    • The thorax and pelvis: bone and muscle analysis
    • The refinement of the drawing: we finished the torso 1
    • The refinement of the drawing: we finished the torso 2
    • The refinement of the drawing: we finished torso 3
    • The skull and neck: bone and muscle analysis 1
    • The skull and neck: muscle and bone analysis 2
    • Refinement of the drawing: we finished head 1
    • Refinement of the drawing: we finished the head 2
    • Refinement of the drawing: we finished the head 3
    • Arm, forearm and hand: bone and muscle analysis 1
    • Arm, forearm and hand: bone and muscle analysis 2
    • Refinement of the drawing: we finish arm, forearm and hand 1
    • Refinement of the drawing: we finish arm, forearm and hand 2
    • Refinement of the drawing: we finish arm, forearm and hand 3
    • Thigh, Leg, Foot: Bone and Muscle Analysis 1
    • Thigh, Leg, Foot: Bone and Muscle Analysis 2
    • We refine the drawing of leg 1
    • We refine the drawing of leg 2
  • U4

    Final adjustments and preservation of the drawing

    • Final touches
    • Conservation and farewell
  • FP

    Final project

    • Realistic Human Figure Drawing

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Realistic Human Figure Drawing. A Illustration course by Diego Catalan Amilivia Best Seller

Realistic Human Figure Drawing

A course by Diego Catalan Amilivia
Painter and Illustrator. Madrid, Spain.
On Domestika since 11/06/2017
  • 100% Positive reviews (12)
  • 1552 students