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08 August 2005, 01:45 PM
Hiya Guys/Gals,

I will be teaching a CGWorkshop ( soon whose subject is Artistic Anatomy. I wanted to find out how many of you would be interested, and when you think the best time would be to run it. I would like to start the CGWorkshop in maybe 5 weeks or so, but, considering that many of you are, like me, in school, I wanted to know when might be the most convenient time for the majority of people. Bear in mind that the course can run from 5-8 weeks in duration.

If you are interested in this CGWorkshop on Artistic Anatomy, please reply to THIS THREAD ( and give me a time frame for when you could participate. Bear in mind I can't please everyone, but I will do my best to schedule the CGWorkshop around the majority of peoples' schedules.

Thanks in advance for your posts! And I hope many of you can participate! :)



08 August 2005, 02:06 PM
Hi Rebecca,

I would be interested to get my chops wet's been way toooo long since I've drawn on a consistent level. Times: M, Tu, Th - 7-10PM EST.


08 August 2005, 06:16 PM

Awesome!!! BTW, are you Norbert my crazy Filipino friend, or someone different? Just checking! :)

That's great, I am glad to hear it won't just be my mom in my class! :)


08 August 2005, 02:24 AM
default.rol was asking me about what would be covered in the CGWorkshop on Artistic Anatomy, so here is a little preview of what's to be involved: :)

Here is a preview of the topics which we will cover in the CGWorkshop on Artistic Anatomy:

Skeletal Structure: Head and Neck
Skeletal Structure: Rib Cage and Pelvis
Skeletal Structure: Arms and Legs
Skeletal Structure: Hands and Feet
Muscular Structure: Head and Neck
Muscular Structure: Rib Cage and Pelvis
Muscular Structure: Arms and Hands
Muscular Structure: Legs and Feet

Here is a sample of the course description for Week One:

In Week One we will explore the skeletal structure of the head and neck, discussing both specific anatomical features, and methods and tips for their generalization when traditionally or digitally drawing or painting these aspects of the human figure.

Students will be asked to create their own anatomical plates which will be built upon in subsequent weeks as muscular structure and surface features are added to the initial skeletal drawings / paintings...

Hope this helps. :)


08 August 2005, 06:23 PM
Yes, one in the same:thumbsup: BTW, I ordered a couple of Feng Zhu's DVDs. I'll let you know how that goes:)

08 August 2005, 10:30 PM
Woo!!! Cenobyte is my crazy Filipino friend! :) Rockin'. It was a blast to hang out with you at SIGGRAPH, and wacky Maryland humor has stood the test of time and still rocks. I still have not met a single Filipino person to this day who did not have a wacky sense of humor. It will be a blast to have you in the CGWorkshop!

Let me know how the DVDs are. I bought a few, so mebbe we can do a DVD swap. You know, we both meet at a specified public location and put our DVDs on the table at the same time with eyewitnesses in cowboy gear holding reins to horses. It'll be awesome! :beer:


08 August 2005, 01:59 PM
I probably should have posted these earlier, but here are a few examples of my work:


08 August 2005, 07:54 PM
Sounds great, unnfortunatly I probably won't have time. I'm currently on an art course at college and the work load is quite large :)

I do have one question, it's a bit out of context though hope you don't mind. It's just I've been looking at your drawings, they are absolutely beautiful! I was wondering what tools you used for the drawings you posted here? It looks like ink but I'm not sure.

Thanks Rebeccak good luck with the work shop!

08 August 2005, 08:12 PM

Thanks so much for your interest! :) I totally understand about school, no worries. ;) ~Thank you for the compliment, I appreciate it! I used an "Illustrator" ball point pen for these, they're basically skinny ballpoint pens that I bought in art school.

Tho you won't have time for the CGWorkshop, I hope you will post your work on any of the threads on the Anatomy forum! There is such an incredible diversity of work there, and the amount and quality of the work continually grows. It's impressive to watch!!! :)



08 August 2005, 04:57 PM
Hey! I had a question about this course. How advanced, so to speak, should your drawing skills be in order to be able to keep up to speed in this course? I use to draw a lot and I have taken drawing and painting classes in school, but I havent drawn that much in the last few months because of school. I am very very interested in taking this course though. :}
I am not sure what time would be good, at least for me, not only because I do not know how exactly the schedule works with taking it online, but also because I work 4pm-midnight M-F. I was actually really down this semester because the only figure drawing class offered at my school was only avail in the evening, and since I work, I wouldnt be able to take that one. So when I saw this post, I became really excited! XD Yay!


08 August 2005, 05:34 PM

Thank you for your interest in this course! :) As this course is online, you complete assignments at your leisure. I will arrange to be online at certain times so that I can have live interaction with you guys (in fact, I am required to do so), but in terms of assignments, you are free to do them in your own time ~ there is no set "classtime" as your classmates will be from all over the world! :)

It sounds as though you have had drawing experience, and I wouldn't think that the short space of a few months would have completely erased your memory, lol! :) I think you are the best judge of your own drawing ability, so should make that decision. Have you drawn from life before or from books? Bear in mind that you are not expected to be a master draughtsman in order to attend this course ~ the whole purpose is to advance your level of skill, whatever that may be. I didn't do my first anatomy studies until I was 19, and I guarantee you that I draw much better now, thanks to doing those early, horrible pieces! So everyone must start at some point in order to get better. :)

The course is very tentatively slated to begin around Sept. 26th and to run for 8 weeks.

I definitely hope you can be a part of it, as I think it will be a blast! :)


08 August 2005, 05:36 AM
I was just posting an update to see if a definite decision had been made about the starting time for this class? :} Please let me know!!

ps - I havent had the chance of drawing from life yet, as there hasnt been any life drawing classes offered at my school that work with my schedule. So I have drawn the figure almost entirely from pictures. :}


08 August 2005, 09:46 AM

Thank you for your interest! :) Here is what I know:

Duration: 9 weeks
Course starts: 03 October 2005

Hope you will join us! :)


the rookie
12 December 2005, 09:38 PM
Nice Drawings rebeccak should I post some of my older studies?

12 December 2005, 09:50 PM
the rookie,

Hey there ~ thank you! :)you may of course post older studies, but this is not the thread for it. :)

If they are life drawings, I would suggest posting here:

Life Drawings - Post Your Life Drawings! From Class or Workshops (

There is also this thread:

Sketchbook Thread - Post Your Best Pages! TRADITIONAL / DIGITAL (ANATOMY STUDIES) (

Cheers, :)


the rookie
12 December 2005, 10:47 PM
No Prob, I looked at some of your other drawings too, nice work :D!!, (you got me drawing at work right now ;) ) and actually what's crazy is I have gotten a little bit better I was re-drawing some of your stuff just toying around but love the work you've done, but I need to re arrange my schedule to get some open Life Drawing sessions here, I'll try to put something together this weekend, (sorry been very very busy, I'm one of those multitasker's with multiple talents it's weird)

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