The objective of this class is to understand anatomy in terms of shape, form, and function. Each week we will study a different portion of the upper human body, find ways to simplify the muscle and bone structures, and see how these impact or are impacted by the movements of the body. Through a series of sculpts, we will attempt to find ways of simplifying the human figure in ways that are easily understood and easy to recreate. Focus will include shoulders, head, neck, back, torso regions and arms. Full body sculpture focus and lower body will be addressed and studied in the 2nd portion of your anatomy training. During the second half of your anatomy training, you will be learning key fundamentals of tying in the upper body to the lower extremities and how it will affect your full form. You will learn about the key fundamentals of recreating believable and fully functioning anatomy.
Michael is a modeller and shot sculptor with 8 years of experience working in games, TV, and film. He has worked as a lead modeller within medical education in which his role handled deep anatomical studies, delivering accurate human assets used in surgical training for medical professionals. He is now currently working on several projects at Framestore and has worked on the award-winning ‘A Midnight Sky’ as well as ‘Tom & Jerry’.
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Helped me learn a ton about anatomy, I feel like my sculpts are improving significantly. One of the best decisions I’ve made to take this course!
The content is incredibly complex and well-explained… I took my sculpting skills significantly further each week.
Christian was outstanding. My knowledge gained during this class has multiplied tenfold without a doubt. Christian helped me to understand the human form rather than memorizing shapes and hoping that it turns into a human model.
Christian is awesome—he really knows his stuff. I thought he was going to be a bit academic at first, but he has a hysterical sense of humor that occasionally comes through!
Christian was a great instructor, who cared about his students, and wanted them to do well. His level of explanation and the depth he could go into was fantastic and really gave me a deeper understanding of human anatomy. I’m very grateful for having the opportunity to partake in a course like it and be taught by someone as talented as Christian.
Very informative and helpful. Always encouraged us to use the forums and such as well and be a class rather than just being individual students.
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