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Realistic Human Figure Drawing

A course by Diego Catalan Amilivia , Painter and Illustrator

Painter and Illustrator. Madrid, Spain.
Joined November 2017

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

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99% positive reviews (983)
37475 students
Audio: Spanish, English
Spanish, English, Portuguese, German, Italian, French, Polish, Dutch

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

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.

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What will you learn in this online course?

35 lessons & 18 downloads

  • 99% positive reviews (983)
  • 37475 students
  • 35 lessons (8h 25m)
  • 18 additional resources (9 files)
  • Online and at your own pace
  • Available on the app
  • Audio: Spanish, English
  • Spanish, English, Portuguese, German, Italian, French, Polish, Dutch
  • Level: Beginner
  • Unlimited access forever

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.

Projects by course students

Who is this online course 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.

Requirements and materials

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.


Content

  • U1

    Introduction

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

    We start the drawing

    • Materials
    • The block-in of the drawing 1
    • The block-in of the drawing 2
    • The block-in of the 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. Illustration course by Diego Catalan Amilivia Best seller

Realistic Human Figure Drawing

A course by Diego Catalan Amilivia
Painter and Illustrator. Madrid, Spain.
Joined November 2017
  • 99% positive reviews (983)
  • 37475 students