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Anatomy Lessons For The Artist

The only way to take your figure drawings up to the next level is to understand anatomy. This department will help you do just that. We will start with the bone structure and advance into muscle structure. Showing you with both detailed anatomical drawings as well as how to use anatomy in your memory drawings.

All of the videos in this department are iPad friendly.

Anatomy Lesson One The Skull - Anatomy for Artists
Anatomy Lesson One The Skull - Anatomy for Artists To draw a structured, chiseled portrait you must understand what is happening under the skin. Incorporating key anatomical structures of the skull will . . . keep reading
Anatomy Lesson Two The Rib Cage - Anatomy for Artists
Anatomy Lesson Two The Rib Cage - Anatomy for Artists This anatomy lesson breaks down all aspects of the rib cage. Matt draws a realistic rib cage and places it over a figure. The tutorial closes with a few memory figure drawings utilizing the rib cage as a major form . . . keep reading
Anatomy Lesson Three The Pelvis - Anatomy for Artists
Anatomy Lesson Three The Pelvis - Anatomy for Artists This anatomy lesson breaks down all aspects of the pelvis. In this drawing lesson we render out a realistic pelvis and place it over a figure. Chapters four and five show the pelvis from the back view. Chapter six demonstrates a very quick memory drawing application of the rough pelvis . . . keep reading
Anatomy Lesson Four The Femur - Anatomy for Artists
Anatomy Lesson Four The Femur - Anatomy for Artists This anatomy lesson breaks down all aspects of the femur. In this chapter we draw a realistic femur and place it over the upper leg. Chapters four and five show the femur from the posterior and lateral views . . . keep reading
Anatomy Lesson Five The Tibia & Fibula - Anatomy for Artists
Anatomy Lesson Five The Tibia & Fibula - Anatomy for Artists This anatomy lesson breaks down all aspects of the tibia and fibula. If you are looking to enhance your figure drawings anatomy is the key. The tibia and fibula play an important role in the look and feel of the lower leg in your drawings . . . keep reading
Anatomy Lesson Six The Humerus - Anatomy for Artists
Anatomy Lesson Six The Humerus - Anatomy for Artists This anatomy lesson breaks down all aspects of the humerus. If you are looking to enhance your figure drawings anatomy is the key. The humerus plays an important role in the look and feel of the upper arm in your drawings . . . keep reading
Anatomy Lesson Seven The Radius & Ulna - Anatomy for Artists
Anatomy Lesson Seven The Radius & Ulna - Anatomy for Artists The forearm of the figure is a very complicated body part to draw. Matt will teach how to draw the forearm with more confidence. In this tutorial Matt will show you four different views of the radius and ulna . . . keep reading
Anatomy Lesson Eight The Scapula - Anatomy For Artists
Anatomy Lesson Eight The Scapula - Anatomy For Artists This Anatomy Lesson is all about the Scapula. The Scapula is a very important part of anatomy that you should understand. In this drawing lesson we will show what key points to look for. If you are looking to draw realistic figure drawings this video drawing tutorial is for you . . . keep reading
Anatomy Lesson Nine The Hand - Anatomy For Artists
Anatomy Lesson Nine The Hand - Anatomy For Artists This Anatomy Lesson is all about the bones of the hand. The bones of the hand are very visible. Understanding where the bones are under the skin is a key element to drawing realistic hands. In this drawing lesson we will show what key anatomical landmarks to look for. We will go over anatomical terms as well. If you are looking to draw realistic figure drawings this video drawing tutorial is for you. . . . keep reading
Anatomy Lesson Ten The Foot - Anatomy For Artists
Anatomy Lesson Ten The Foot - Anatomy For Artists

This Anatomy Lesson is all about the bones of the foot. Understanding where the bones of the foot surface will improve your drawings dramatically. In this drawing lesson we will show what key anatomical landmarks to look for. We will go over anatomical terms as well. If you are looking to draw realistic figure drawings this video drawing tutorial is for you. . . . keep reading

Anatomy Lesson Eleven The Vertebral column - Anatomy For Artists
Anatomy Lesson Eleven The Vertebral column - Anatomy For Artists

This Anatomy Lesson is all about the "Vertebral Column" otherwise known as the "Spine". The Spine is a very complicated item that is very simple to overlook. You can dramatically add more dynamism to your figure drawings by understanding the details of the spine. This drawing tutorial will teach you them . . . keep reading

Anatomy Lesson Twelve Muscles of the Head and Face - Anatomy For Artists
Anatomy Lesson Twelve Muscles of the Head and Face - Anatomy For Artists

This Anatomy Lesson is all about the "Muscles of the Head and Face". Understanding the muscles of the face and what task they preform is important to drawing facial expressions. I have learned a lot preparing for this tutorial and I am confident that your drawings of the face will improve after viewing these tutorials . . . keep reading

Anatomy Lesson Thirteen The Trapezius Muscle - Anatomy For Artists
Anatomy Lesson Thirteen The Trapezius Muscle - Anatomy For Artists

This Anatomy Lesson is all about the "Trapezius Muscle". Understanding the muscles of the back and what task they preform is important when drawing flexible realistic figure drawings. I have learned a lot preparing for this tutorial and I am confident that your drawings of the upper back and shoulders will improve after viewing these tutorials . . . keep reading

Anatomy Lesson Fourteen The Deltoid Muscle - Anatomy For Artists
Anatomy Lesson Fourteen The Deltoid Muscle - Anatomy For Artists

This Anatomy Lesson is all about the "Deltoid Muscle". Understanding the muscles of the shoulder and what task they preform is important when drawing flexible realistic figure drawings. The deltoid muscle is very pronounced, therefore drawing it the right way is key. This anatomy lesson will improve your figure drawings quickly . . . keep reading

Anatomy Lesson Fifteen The Upper Arm - Anatomy For Artists
Anatomy Lesson Fifteen The Upper Arm - Anatomy For Artists

This Anatomy Lesson is all about the "Upper Arm". Understanding the four key muscles of the upper arm and what task they preform is important when drawing flexible realistic figure drawings. Eliminate that super stylized look when drawing arms. This anatomy lesson will improve your figure drawings quickly . . . keep reading

Anatomy Lesson Sixteen The Forearm - Anatomy For Artists
Anatomy Lesson Sixteen The Forearm - Anatomy For Artists

This Anatomy Lesson is all about the "Forearm". Understanding the difference between the flexor and extensor muscles of the lower arm and what task they preform is important when drawing flexible realistic figure drawings. Eliminate that super stylized look when drawing arms. This anatomy lesson will improve your figure drawings quickly . . . keep reading

Anatomy Lesson Seventeen The Hand - Anatomy For Artists
Anatomy Lesson Seventeen The Hand - Anatomy For Artists

This Anatomy Lesson is all about the palm side of the hand. This anatomy lesson will help to simplify the very complicated hand. Anatomy lesson seventeen is divided into two parts. Part one will teach you how to draw the palm side and part two will teach you how to draw the dorsal side of the hand. This anatomy lesson will improve your figure drawings quickly . . . keep reading

Anatomy Lesson Eighteen The Chest - Anatomy For Artists
Anatomy Lesson Eighteen The Chest - Anatomy For Artists

This Anatomy Lesson is all about drawing the pectoralis muscles. This anatomy lesson will help you to understand the chest region when drawing the figure. Anatomy lesson eighteen has three chapters. Improve your figure drawings quickly . . . keep reading

Anatomy Lesson Nineteen Rectus Abdominis - Anatomy For Artists
Anatomy Lesson Nineteen Rectus Abdominis - Anatomy For Artists

This Anatomy Lesson is all about drawing the abdominal muscles. This anatomy lesson will help you to understand the mid section when drawing the figure. Anatomy lesson nineteen has two chapters. Improve your figure drawings quickly . . . keep reading

Anatomy Lesson Twenty External Oblique - Anatomy For Artists
Anatomy Lesson Twenty External Oblique - Anatomy For Artists

This Anatomy Lesson is all about drawing the external oblique. This anatomy lesson will help you to understand the mid section of the torso. Anatomy lesson twenty has two chapters. Improve your figure drawings quickly . . . keep reading

Anatomy Lesson Twenty-One Serratus Anterior - Anatomy For Artists
Anatomy Lesson Twenty-One Serratus Anterior - Anatomy For Artists

This Anatomy Lesson is all about drawing the serratus anterior. This anatomy lesson will help you to understand the front/side rib section of the torso. Anatomy lesson twenty-one has three chapters. Improve your figure drawings quickly . . . keep reading

Anatomy Lesson Twenty-Two Sacrospinalis - Anatomy For Artists
Anatomy Lesson Twenty-Two Sacrospinalis - Anatomy For Artists

This Anatomy Lesson is all about drawing the two sacrospinalis muscles that run along the vertebrae column. This anatomy lesson will help you to understand what helps to give the back it's shape. Anatomy lesson twenty-two has five chapters. Improve your figure drawings quickly . . . keep reading

Anatomy Lesson Twenty-Three Serratus Posterior Splenius Cervicis/Capitis Quadratus Lumborum - Anatomy For Artists
Anatomy Lesson Twenty-Three Serratus Posterior Splenius Cervicis/Capitis Quadratus Lumborum - Anatomy For Artists

This Anatomy Lesson is all about drawing five separate back muscles. Yes these back muscles do go deep. They are basically covered up by larger extrinsic back muscles. However they have important functions. They make up the shape of the back and neck. Anatomy lesson twenty-three has four chapters. Improve your figure drawings quickly . . . keep reading

Anatomy Lesson Twenty-Four Muscles of the Upper Back - Anatomy For Artists
Anatomy Lesson Twenty-Four Muscles of the Upper Back - Anatomy For Artists

This Anatomy Lesson is all about drawing several separate upper back muscles. These several muscles reside on and around the scapula. All of these muscles help to shape the upper back in a big way. The one muscle that partially covers most of these muscles is the trapezius. Anatomy lesson twenty-four has four chapters. Improve your figure drawings quickly . . . keep reading

Anatomy Lesson Twenty-Five Latissimus Dorsi - Anatomy For Artists
Anatomy Lesson Twenty-Five Latissimus Dorsi - Anatomy For Artists

This Anatomy Lesson is all about drawing the Latissimus Dorsi. Anatomy lesson twenty-four has four chapters. Improve your figure drawings quickly . . . keep reading

Anatomy Lesson Twenty-Six The Gluteal Muscles - Anatomy For Artists
Anatomy Lesson Twenty-Six The Gluteal Muscles - Anatomy For Artists

This Anatomy Lesson is all about drawing the three gluteal muscles as well as the tensor Fasciae latae. Improve your figure drawings quickly through anatomy . . . keep reading

Anatomy Lesson Twenty-Seven The Adductors - Anatomy For Artists
Anatomy Lesson Twenty-Seven The Adductors - Anatomy For Artists

This Anatomy Lesson is all about drawing the adductors as well as the iliopsoas. The inner part of the thigh is were this lesson will focus. Improve your figure drawings quickly through anatomy . . . keep reading

Anatomy Lesson Twenty-Eight Quadriceps Femoris - Anatomy For Artists
Anatomy Lesson Twenty-Eight Quadriceps Femoris - Anatomy For Artists

This Anatomy Lesson is all about drawing the quadriceps femoris. Basically this tutorial will teach you how to draw the front of the upper leg. Improve your figure drawings quickly through anatomy . . . keep reading

Anatomy Lesson Twenty-Nine The Hamstring Muscles - Anatomy For Artists
Anatomy Lesson Twenty-Nine The Hamstring Muscles - Anatomy For Artists

This Anatomy Lesson is all about drawing the hamstring Muscles. Basically this tutorial will teach you how to draw the back of the upper leg. Improve your figure drawings quickly through anatomy . . . keep reading