ARTISTIC ANATOMY WITH DAN CROSSLAND
A thorough knowledge of human anatomy is essential for all 3D artists wishing to excel their craft. In this comprehensive online course, 3D modeling and anatomy expert Daniel Crossland will expand your understanding of anatomy and physiology of the human form by teaching in a manner that is clear, concise and easy to digest. Perhaps more importantly you will also learn how to translate this knowledge into artful forms that will take your 3D sculptures to the next level of realism and appeal.
ONLINE CLASS DETAILS
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Skill Level: Intermediate to Advanced ZBrush. No Anatomy experience necessary.
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8 Week Class Outline
Week 1: Understand the general proportions of the male and female form, also looking over the skeletal system and defining bony landmarks.
Week 2: Sculpting the anatomy of the arm/ defining muscles/ Muscles of the upper arm / Muscles of the forearm.
Week 3: Sculpting the anatomy of the chest and abdominal region.
Week 4: Sculpting the major anatomy of the back / muscles of the upper back / muscles of the lower back.
Week 5: Sculpting the anatomy of the lower body / hip / groin / glute regions.
Week 6: Sculpting the anatomy of the leg / upper leg / lower leg / gesture and rhythms.
Week 7: Sculpting the anatomy of human hands and feet looking into structure and gesture to give your models a stronger more grounded feel.
Week 8: Sculpting the human head and neck, looking into major facial muscles groups, eye placement.
MEET YOUR INSTRUCTOR
Dan was born in 1978 in the steel city of Sheffield, England and studied at the Scotland Street Art School where figurative, realistic and abstract painting and drawing were taught. He further studied in graphic design and multimedia including 3D sculpture and anatomy. After graduating he did further studies in anatomy and physiology. He has worked in the graphics industry producing a variety of work including posters, illustrations and visual effects for tv and film. For the last 14 years he has worked in the computer games industry, he currently works as lead character artist at Ninja Theory on their next gen upcoming titles.
Recently, Dan has completed sculpting a series of Anatomy Figures for 3D Total which include female and male full nude, é·cor·ché and planar models. To see more of his work, please visit his website dan-crossland.com and check out our interview here.
WHAT YOU GET
- 8 Weekly video training classes in 1080HD. Watch the lessons at your convenience.
- Project based homework.
- 8 Personalized homework video feedbacks from the instructor. Each student receives individual attention and weekly critiques.
- 8 Weekly live teacher "Question and Answer" sessions. This is your chance to ask the teacher questions and watch live demos.
- A Certificate of Completion, available upon request.
- 1 year access to the instructional videos. Once class is over, you can watch and review the video lessons.
- VIP access to our Mold3D Academy Facebook group. Learn, network and share with your peers.
I can't be more satisfied. The improvement in my sculpting skills was noticeable since the first class. Dan taught us in a very passionate and profound way, corrected many of the usual mistakes when you create human shapes without knowing what is under the skin and had some great talkings in the Q&A sessions. And as I mentioned, he gave us a new way of observing and admiring human sculpture, really appreciate that. Thanks a lot Dan!
- Carlos Nogue
Mr. Crossland was patient and showed how to "see" better, as he puts "with honest eyes". This is on top of his knowledge and sculpting techniques.
I haven't had this much fun learning something besides the software for many years. As an artist in many disciplines, anatomy has always presented the biggest challenge for me. Working with Mr. Crossland has been liberating and most enjoyable and I am able to apply the knowledge into my work immediately. The lessons broken down as they are lets the brain take in the machine that the human body is in smaller parts and in a more understandable way. I'm grateful to Mold3D for offering this opportunity, and glad to have made some new friends along the way. Regards and respect -J
Daniel was a phenomenal teacher. His recorded lectures were very effective in explaining anatomy for the purpose of sculpting. The sculpting demos were incredibly refreshing and informative. Daniel is the opposite of the type of teacher that throws tons of redundant terminology and information at you and bogs you down before you even being to sculpt. He keeps his lectures short and to the point. His sculpting methods also follow that philosophy since he seems to achieve a lot more with just a few simple sculpting brushes and techniques (very standard, no-frills approach to sculpting in ZBrush). And it simply works. He's a masterful sculptor and great artist. And I've honestly seen a significant improvement in the way that I sculpt and approach anatomy now thanks to him... I feel like it's a strong class with a phenomenal teacher as is.
Q&A sessions were quite effective in helping us overcome any struggles after the lectures and homework. I loved how approachable Daniel was...I loved the fact that we could submit questions beforehand, and enjoyed watching the recordings.
You guys are the best. Thank you Mold3D for such an awesome course. Thank you Edward and Megan for all your help behind the scenes. And a big thanks to Daniel Crossland, who's just an overall great guy and an awesome artist and teacher!
- Cristian Panaite
Dan's explanations were very detailed in the lessons and he took the trouble to correct each of our exercises thoroughly every week. I found that the attention was very personalized throughout the whole course.
- Núria Alvarez Comet
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