The Gnomon Workshop

Anatomy Workshop Volume 7

Anatomy of the Human Leg and Hip

Description

This lecture demonstrates the structure and anatomy of the human leg and hip. Continuing his Anatomy series, master figure artist Charles Hu begins this lecture with a review of the primary skeletal structures of the hip and leg. After discussing the primary structures and proportions, Charles begins by breaking down the primary muscle groups; starting with lateral and anterior views, then to posterior and lateral. Charles covers the lower leg muscles and demonstrates how to construct the knee, which is a challenge to many figurative artists. Working from different examples of photo reference, key structural landmarks are identified while also deconstructing the contributions of anatomy, gesture and rhythm to the motion of the underlying skeletal structure. The mechanical and structural understanding that Charles shares in this title is an essential foundation for producing believable and dynamic figure drawings, either from life or from the imagination.


Duration: 237 Minutes

Format: HD 1920x1080

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  • Anatomy Workshop Volume 7
  • Anatomy Workshop Volume 7
  • Anatomy Workshop Volume 7
  • Anatomy Workshop Volume 7
  • Anatomy Workshop Volume 7
  • Anatomy Workshop Volume 7
  • Anatomy Workshop Volume 7
  • Anatomy Workshop Volume 7
  • Anatomy Workshop Volume 7

Charles Hu

Figure Painter

Charles Hu is a figure painter and notable art instructor. In 2007, he co-founded his own fine art school, 3Kicks Fine Art Studio in Pasadena California. Charles received his Bachelor of Arts degree from Art Center College of Design in Pasadena. He began his instructional career at L.A. Academy of Figurative Arts. His commissions include numerous portrait paintings, character designs for film and game pitches, murals and comic books for the movie End of the Spear. His work has been exhibited at Wendt Gallery in Laguna Beach California. Charles currently instructs at Art Center College of Design and Gnomon School of Visual Effects in Hollywood.