Fundamental Anatomy for Sculptors

Fundamental Anatomy for Sculptors

Fundamental Anatomy for Sculptors is a course designed to teach anatomy to anyone who works or aims to work with organic sculpture, whether it’s as a fine artist, hobbyist, or as an industry professional.

In this course we look at the limitations of blindly copying work out of anatomy reference books, and focus on a system to allow us to approach anatomy study in a way that has immediate impact on our work, whether we’re sculpting men, women, animals, or creatures, with reference or without.

Christian will teach you a holistic approach to studying anatomy which you an use no matter what you’re sculpting. He will then demo the techniques by blocking in and sculpting a human arm and torso. On the torso, Christian will show you how to change the basic male physique to muscular, skinny, fat, and female, to demonstrate how the figure changes based on muscle and fat distribution – something that is far too often overlooked when studying anatomy.

The Anatomy Course You’ve Been Looking For

This course is perfect for artists who have been working with sculpting for a while and who feels they have plateaued. Instead of going through individual muscles A-Z and covering the origin and insertion, this course will focus on the bigger picture. By teaching you solid fundamentals and focusing on practical application, you’ll learn to see figure sculpting in a whole new light after experiencing the techniques taught by Christian. All your character and creature work will be elevated and you’ll get a much deeper understanding of anatomy than before.

TOOLS USED

  • ZBrush 2021

You can follow along with any sculpting tool. All the videos are about fundamental sculpting concepts and no ZBrush specific features are being used discussed.

Other Sculpting Tools You Can Use:

  • Blender
  • Nomad for Ipad
  • ZBrush Core Mini
  • 3D-Coat
  • Mudbox

TAUGHT BY VETERAN SCULPTOR

Christian Bull has over 10 years of experience teaching anatomy to professional figurative sculptors and creature artists around the world, and strives to help artists of any level to make their anatomy study more efficient. He has worked on countless Hollywood blockbusters doing everything from hands-on modeling to being a VFX Supervisor.

SKILL LEVEL

Fundamental Anatomy for Sculptors focuses on fundamental skills in anatomy sculpting and is perfect for artists who know how to navigate a sculpting tool and are looking to get to grips with the human form and how to create great-looking sculpts. The course is not suited for artists who are brand new to sculpting.

REQUIREMENTS

  • You need to have a solid understanding of how to sculpt in 3D
  • No prior knowledge of anatomy is needed

CONTAINS

  • 16 HD Videos
  • Scene Files

CHAPTER LIST

01 – Introduction
02 – Anatomy 101 – Part 1 Why Study Anatomy
02 – Anatomy 101 – Part 2 How to Study Anatomy
03 – How to study the figure – Part 1 Weight & Gesture
03 – How to study the figure – Part 2 Bones & Bony Landmarks
03 – How to study the figure – Part 3 Muscles&Tendon
03 – How to study the figure – Part 4 Fat&Skin
03 – How to study the figure – Part 5 Compression&Extension
04 – Common Anatomy Mistakes
05 – Anatomy Principles in Arm Demo – Part 1 – Blocking in the Arm
05 – Anatomy Principles in Arm Demo – Part 2 – Arm Refinement Without Reference
05 – Anatomy Principles in Arm Demo – Part 3 – Arm in Motion
06 – Anatomy Principles in Arm Demo – Part 1 – Blocking in a Torso
06 – Anatomy Principles in Arm Demo – Part 2 – Strong Physique
06 – Anatomy Principles in Arm Demo – Part 3 – Skinny Physique
06 – Anatomy Principles in Arm Demo – Part 4 – Fat Physique
06 – Anatomy Principles in Arm Demo – Part 5 – Turning the Torso Female
07 – Conclusion

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Introduction to Sculpting – Everything you need to know in order to get started with Sculpting!

Sculpting a Realistic Female Face in ZBrush – Learn how to sculpt a realistic female face in ZBrush

Sculpting the Facial Features in ZBrush – Learn how to sculpt the mouth, eyes, ears and the nose.

Introduction to Sculpting in Blender – The perfect course for artists who wants to learn how to sculpt in Blender.

 

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  • Thorough explanation

    Christian introduced me to a new way to approach anatomy study. This series aimed to demystify the study in different, yet digestible way.

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  • Exceptional

    I’ve been struggling with improving my sculpts for quite some time. Christian shares some incredibly valuable conceptual approaches to sculpting that he’s personally developed over the course of his career. His insights have allowed me to have some conceptual shifts in the way I approach sculpture that I consider to be extremely valuable. I highly recommend this course. If I had spent 10x the price on this course, I would have been satisfied by what I learned. It is not the longest course (I finished it in a couple of days), but the depth of the concepts are extremely powerful if you are willing to think deeply about your own personal approach to sculpture. I’m giving this 5 stars. If you’re expecting a full anatomy walkthrough of the body, that’s not what you’re getting. What you are getting is probably more powerful: how to conceptually approach the act of sculpting and applying anatomy in an intelligent way to achieve a vivid and naturalistic result. Anatomy books don’t teach you that.

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  • eh

    Very well done but feel it should be renamed Anatomy for Beginners.

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    • Hi David,

      We're sorry to hear the name is causing confusion! This is aimed at beginners, and as you'll see in the product description under requirements, we've listed that "No prior knowledge of anatomy is needed" – the reason why the course was called "Anatomy for Advanced Sculptors" is that you need a solid understanding of how to sculpt to take the course. We've taken your feedback to heart and changed the title to "Fundamental Anatomy for Sculptors" and hope this clears things up for you!

      Thank you for your feedback 🙂

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