21 - Human Anatomy with Rey Bustos - Part 1

General / 31 January 2022

I've decided to get better at Figure Drawing and Human Anatomy at the beginning of this year, 2022. Thus, since January 17, I've joined an online Live class with Rey Bustos at New Masters Academy to kickstart, and hopefully, achieve my goal.

To my surprise, besides nicely labeling muscles, tendons and bones, Mr. Rey even asked his students to re-draw old masters or modern Russian or French academic drawings to better understand how other master artists have applied anatomical knowledge to their own artworks.

I'm also studying anatomy drawing with Iliya Mirochnik via his Russian Academic Drawing Approach to understand this tough subject better. I've found out that Steve Huston constructive drawing methods are working nicely with Mr. Rey's course too. As an artist, remembering strange names of muscles and bones is not enough. I need to be able to draw those stuff too. Thus, drawing lessons from Iliya and Steve are helping me out a lot here.

Since this anatomical knowledge is brand new to me and this Live class is just 8 weeks long, I must study like crazy from both three above teachers and even skimming through my "Anatomy for 3D Artist" book from 3DTotal Publishing too.

So far, I've been through two weeks of this anatomy Live class. I can't wait to see Week 2 critics from Mr. Rey on my submitted work. It's so thrilling to see what is going to unfold till Week 8 of this intensive anatomy class.

Tomorrow, February 01, 2022, will be Tet holiday (Lunar New Year) in Vietnam. This will be the first time I have ever celebrated this special holiday with drawing assignments. I will somehow try to work on his assignments and enjoy a bit of Tet holiday too.

I will try to keep posting new blogs at the end of each month from now on. Until next time, take care and have fun with your journey, my dear readers!