Analytical Figure Drawing

Analytical Figure Drawing

  • Price: $699 | Pay with installments.
  • Pre-Reqs: Good drawing foundation.
  • Materials: Optional - Photoshop/Wacom tablet or equivalent
    Sketchbook (any size) pencils (preferably prismacolor pencils) and/or a wacom tablet, Scanner or Camera to scan or photograph homework assignments

    Recommended Texts:

    -Figure Drawing: Design and Invention

    -Vilppu Drawing Manual

    -Bridgman's Complete Guide to Drawing from Life

Course Description:

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. *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 2d.registration@cgmasteracademy.com.



  • Lectures by Ron Lemen
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  • Week 1:Introduction of teacher/ Goals of class. Lecture on gesture and the development of a process.
  • Week 2:Connections, Shape and Understanding the skeletal landmarks.
  • Week 3:Head Drawing. Construction and design of the human head.
  • Week 4:Muscles: Torso/trunk. Placing the anatomical shapes of the upper and lower torso based off the understanding of the skeletal landmarks of the forearm.
  • Week 5:Torso (2nd part).
  • Week 6:The structure and anatomy of the legs.
  • Week 7:The structure, design and anatomy of the upper arm and shoulders.
  • Week 8:The structure, construction and design of the forearm.
  • Lectures by Christian Nacorda
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  • Week 1: Gesture Drawing. Drawing the figure in a minimized, abstracted, organization of line emphasizing movement, proportion, and anatomy
  • Week 2: Using the skeletal system to organize and interpret the gesture into volumes and perspective while in proper proportion.
  • Week 3: Basic Construction of the Head. Using the landmarks of the skull to show form and find perspective.
  • Week 4: The Muscles of the Torso. Defining and covering the shapes and functions of the muscles of the front and back of the torso.
  • Week 5: The Muscles of the Hip and Upper Leg. Defining and covering the shapes and functions of the muscles and tendons of the hip and upper leg.
  • Week 6: Muscles of the Lower Leg and Foot. Defining the shapes and functions of the muscles and tendons of the lower leg and foot.
  • Week 7: Muscles of the Shoulder and Upper Arm + 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.
  • Week 8: Muscles of the Forearm and Hand + 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.

*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@cgmwonline.com.

Feb. 7th, 2017 - Apr. 5th, 2017 + 2 weeks for content review

Christian is currently teaching observational drawing, fundamentals of design, sculpting for animation, painting, at the Art Institute Inland Empire as well as Anatomy for animation at Norco College. He was a sculptor at Atomic Monkey working on merchandise for such franchises as the Simpsons, Family Guy, Uncharted, Halo, and Bioshock. Christian is credited as a maquette sculptor in two Disney feature films: Chicken Little, and Meet the Robinsons.

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Ron Lemen

Lectures by Ron Lemen

Feb. 5th, 2017 - Apr. 3rd, 2017 + 2 weeks for content review

Ron Lemen has been a concept designer and art director in the video game industry for 10 years with dozens of clients including Sony, Activision, Ubi Soft, Mattel and more. Now freelancing full-time, his clients have included Blizzard, Lucas Arts, Transworld Media, Activision, Upper Deck, Dragon Lance, White Wolf, Time Warner, Wizards of the Coast, Image Comics, Birdhouse Projects, Ride Snowboards, Disney, and more.

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Feb. 7th, 2017 - Apr. 6th, 2017 + 2 weeks for content review

Rey Bustos has been an illustrator since 1989 working in freelance and education. He has taught at the Los Angeles Academy of Figurative Arts, Disney/Pixar and has been working at Disney Feature Animation for almost 10 years as a staff instructor and trainer. He is currently a teacher at the Art Center, California State University and Disney Feature Animation.

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