The objective of this class is to understand anatomy in terms of shape, form, and function. Each week we will study a different portion of the upper human body, find ways to simplify the muscle and bone structures, and see how these impact or are impacted by the movements of the body. Through a series of sculpts, we will attempt to find ways of simplifying the human figure in ways that are easily understood and easy to recreate. Focus will include shoulders, head, neck, back, torso regions and arms. Full body sculpture focus and lower body will be addressed and studied in the 2nd portion of your anatomy training. During the second half of your anatomy training, you will be learning key fundamentals of tying in the upper body to the lower extremities and how it will affect your full form. You will learn about the key fundamentals of recreating believable and fully functioning anatomy.
Christian is a creature supervisor, concept artist, and fine artist, with 15 years of experience working in TV, games, and film production. He has been a supervisor and an anatomy instructor at many companies of different sizes, including Double Negative, Cinesite, and Axis Animation. He is now owner and director of Screenclay FX, a company specialised in creature design and production, as well as VFX and fine art education. He also teaches clay sculpture, ecorche, and anatomy at the Barcelona Academy of Art.
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Christian was outstanding. My knowledge gained during this class has multiplied tenfold without a doubt. Christian helped me to understand the human form rather than memorizing shapes and hoping that it turns into a human model.
Christian is awesome—he really knows his stuff. I thought he was going to be a bit academic at first, but he has a hysterical sense of humor that occasionally comes through!
Christian was a great instructor, who cared about his students, and wanted them to do well. His level of explanation and the depth he could go into was fantastic and really gave me a deeper understanding of human anatomy. I’m very grateful for having the opportunity to partake in a course like it and be taught by someone as talented as Christian.
Very informative and helpful. Always encouraged us to use the forums and such as well and be a class rather than just being individual students.
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