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.
Course title: The Gnomon Workshop – Anatomy Workshop Volume 7
Total time of the course: 4 hours
Number of image files: 10
Training year: 2018
Workout file: not
Course coach: CHARLES HU
Software: Anatomy – Drawing