AFD

Analytical Figure Drawing

An 8-week foundation course focused on the analysis of the figure starting from skeleton, to muscle, and skin layover, and how to communicate the figure’s form, shape, and function

Course overview Course overview

Course Overview

Analyze and understand the human figure

As students continue to develop a basic skill set throughout this course, a special emphasis will be placed on the understanding and application of those basics to the human figure. This course will emphasize a process based approach focusing on the analysis of form, construction, and perspective. This course will offer an in depth study of the figure and the surface anatomy while always maintaining a grounding in the artistic and principles of design. Please note that each instructor teaches with a different outline; please click "request syllabus" to view the outlines for each instructor. *DISCLAIMER*: This class requires students to be at least age 18 to participate. If you are under age, you must provide parental written consent to take our courses. You may send us this request to registration@cgmasteracademy.com

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Course Format:   Standard
Lecture Type:   Pre-recorded
Feedback:   Individual recordings
Duration:   8 weeks
Assignment:   Due each week. Expect to spend 8-10 hrs/wk viewing lectures, q&a, and time on assignments.
Q&A:   Once a week
Materials:   Photoshop (or equivalent), OR sketchbook, paper, pencils, pens, brushes
Skills level:   Beginner
Prerequisites:   Good drawing foundation

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What you'll learn

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Drawing the figure in a minimized, abstracted, organization of line emphasizing movement, proportion, and anatomy
Using the skeletal system to organize and interpret the gesture into volumes and perspective while in proper proportion | Practicing these ideas when constructing the figure
Become familiar with the skeleton and how its structural foundation appears on the human form | Construction and design of the human head | Using the landmarks of the skull to show form and find perspective
Defining and covering the shapes and functions of the muscles of the front and back of the torso
Defining and covering the shapes and functions of the muscles and tendons of the hip and upper leg
Defining the shapes and functions of the muscles and tendons of the lower leg and foot
Part one of the rendering sub-lecture | Defining the shapes and functions of the muscles of shoulder and upper arm | Sub-lecture pt.1: lighting the head and applying what has been learned to figure drawing
Part 2 of the rendering sub-lecture | Defining the shapes and functions of the muscles of the forearm and hand | Sub-lecture pt.2: lighting the full figure and applying what has been learned to figure drawing
Instructors

Igniting your imagination

Christian Nacorda
Ron Lemen
Rey Bustos

August 6th - October 22nd

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$699

COURSE BEGINS

October 12th!

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Employer Reimbursement

Animation Guild CSATTF

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Companies that hire our students

  • Naughty Dog
  • Luma Pictures
  • Google
  • EA Games
  • DreamWorks Animation
  • Blizzard Entertainment

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