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Anatomy for Artists Volume 3

Understanding the Front Torso & Arm


Artistic Anatomist and Professor Rey Bustos returns with Volume 3 in the Anatomy for Artists series. This third instalment is divided into two segments, beginning with the Front Torso and conluding with the Arm. Rey launches the workshop with an in-depth study of the layers of muscles that matter to artists when drawing the upper bodies of human figures and characters. The guide shares how the Rectus Abdominis, Pectoralis Major, External Oblique, Deltoid, and Serratus Anterior, are all essential to an artist’s understanding of human anatomy, in an easy-to-learn format.

The lecture continues with a focus on the arms, which Rey expertly divides into four main groups of function: the Flexors, the Extensors, the “Twins,” and the “Mini Twins.” Using a simplified approach, Rey explains these muscles as “teams” between groups — much like in a sports competition. The workshop explains how teams of muscles work together, and how they compare by size and purpose. The teaching reveals all the important anatomical names along with helpful tips and tricks for remembering and associating them in your artistic practice.

Completing the workshop, you will have a sound knowledge of all the essential muscles that are important to artists when studying and drawing the human torso and arms. Rey’s unique lecture and drawing demonstration is designed for artists of all levels to allow easy understanding of the key information that is pertinent to an artist’s education.

Duration: 2h 18m

Format: HD 1920x1080

Rey Bustos

Illustrator and Instructor

Rey Bustos graduated as an illustrator with honors from ArtCenter College of Design in 1989 and went on to illustrate for multiple companies and magazines. From 1990 onwards, Rey contributed to numerous fine art exhibitions and was represented by San Marino Gallery in Pasadena for several years, before he laid down his brushes to teach. Rey has been teaching since 1990 and is considered one of the preeminent artistic anatomy teachers in the country, known for his lively and passionate lectures. He currently teaches at ArtCenter College of Design as an associate professor as well as at the Los Angeles Academy of Figurative Art and Kline Academy. Rey has taught online for Computer Graphics Masters Academy (CGMA) and has recorded tutorials and a class in 3D Anatomy/Écorché for New Masters Academy. Additionally, he teaches Analytical Figure Drawing, Drawing and Composition, 3D Anatomy/Écorché, 2D Anatomy — and a class that he created: “Imaginatomy; An Anatomical Approach to Animal and Character Development.” His work is due to be published by Design Studio Press and an artistic anatomy book by Rey will be released in April, 2020.