Learn to draw the skeleton, muscles and poses in order to transmit the true power of your characters
Every story has a classic hero who makes extraordinary feats, but there is a character who surpasses it before unimaginable threats: the superhero. His superhuman powers are shown in his abilities, but also in his anatomy, something that comic artist Ariel Olivetti has been studying since 1993 and working on it for publishers such as Marvel or DC Comics.
In this course you will learn to draw the male superheroic anatomy used in comics, knowing the proportions of the human figure, the main muscle bundles of the body and the different poses.
What's included in this course?
To begin, you will learn more about the work of Ariel Olivetti, who will tell you about his beginnings as a professional comic artist and the artistic influences that most marked him during his career to this day.
You will learn the different proportions of the human figure that you can use to build your character, be it a man of normal proportions or a superhero. You will also discover his method to build a head, from the internal proportions to the main features.
You will see in detail the different muscle packages that make up the body and how they are drawn. Understand the mechanics or functioning of the muscles of the torso, arms, legs and hands, to achieve an exaggerated and realistic result.
Later you will pay attention to the superhero poses. Ariel will show you how to build a doll with different proportions and then position it in the positions that interest you and explain how to place the muscle packages in their place.
To finish the project, you will learn to add light and shade to your superhero to give a more realistic feel to your drawing.
What is this course project about?
You will make a complete illustration of a superheroic human figure, from the skeleton to the muscular packages.
Who is it aimed at?
To illustrators, plastic artists, comic book artists and anyone who wants to learn about superhero anatomy to show the true power of their characters.
To carry out this course it is necessary to have basic knowledge of drawing.
With regard to materials, you should have: pencil, paper and eraser.
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Ariel Olivetti was born in Buenos Aires (Argentina) and studied graphic design at the University of Buenos Aires but his passion for the drawing of the human figure and the creation of characters led him to draw covers for the prestigious Argentine comic magazine FIERRO en los' 90; He was also co-creator of the cartoon The Hunter. He has been working as a comic artist and illustrator for over 25 years, publishing in various editorial magazines such as Dark Horse, Valiant, Sideshow, MARVEL, DC Comics and Upper Deck.
His first work for the United States was with Marvel Comics with The Last Avengers Story , and later, for titles like Daredevil and X-Men . He has also collaborated on a limited series of DC called Space Ghost . Other titles in which he has worked are: Mystique and Sabretooth (1996), Alpha Flight (1997) and What If? (1997) in Marvel; and JLA: Paradise Lost (1998), Haven: The Broken City (2002), Green Lantern (2003) and Batman: Legends of the Dark Knight (2006) in DC.