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 can 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

More Sculpting Courses

Introduction to ZBrush – The perfect series for learning ZBrush from scratch.

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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  • Great content but

    Great content and I leaned so much but several videos have audio issue, too big and too small.
    I hope you can fix it, again this product is good.

    Thank you for your feedback.

  • Can I have the leg tutorial too

    I was expecting a full body, but there is no leg

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    • Hi Victorcharlie,

      We’re sorry to hear you were expecting more from this course! In the future, please make sure you read the product description before you buy as it will give you an accurate idea of what to expect. On this course it states:

      “Christian will teach you a holistic approach to studying anatomy which you can use no matter what you’re sculpting. He will then demo the techniques by blocking in and sculpting a human arm and torso.”

      The goal is that Christian will teach you the approach you need to continue your studies on your own without the need to demonstrate his techniques on the entire human body. We hope this gives you some clarification 🙂

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  • Fantastic Course

    The price of this course could double and it would still be a great value. The instructor focuses largely on how to get away from unnatural, medical looking sculpts by using skin and fat to create a more believable figure. He provides excellent techniques to better approach studying the human body. I would highly recommend this course as a companion to more technical anatomy study, as it will help bring those fundamentals to a much more appealing level

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  • Looking at the bones differently

    The course helped me to see human bodies differently, i.e. to look for the bony landmarks. It is well taught, with some humour.

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  • Great teacher with useful approach to anatomy

    its a nice course with a really useful approach to anatomy and design, but I wish it had captions for people who are hard of hearing.

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  • Great course

    Awesome teacher. This helped improve both my 2d and 3d work. Fundamentals are essential as a solid foundation for (contemporary) art, from anatomical gestures to boney landmarks, primary, secondary and tertiary forms, it’s all there. Christian’s approach really takes it to the next level. Looking back at some my older work, it looks pretty embarrassing lmao. Thank you for a great course. Recommended!

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  • Great teacher

    I’m half way through. This is a great way to supplement the introduction to sculpting courses. I’ve learnt a lot already about principles and muscles and gesture from a broader perspective, and have been able to go back and fix a lot of things I didn’t have quite right in other sculpts. He’s a great teacher (funny too), I just wish there were more.

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  • Finally, I am able to relax that T-pose!

    A new way to approach anatomy, in a relaxed manner. It really allowed me to make the transition from the T-pose of the human model to a natural posture. Really insightful and clearly presented.

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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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