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Écorché with James Shoop Anatomy for Artists Class Two: The Muscles


with James Shoop

Calendar Apr 27, 2021 at 4 pm, runs for 6 weeks

Using the skeleton from Class One you will learn the process of applying the muscles. You may choose to sculpt the muscles on the right side or both sides. We will start with the leg, then torso, next the arm, and lastly the head. We sculpt the deepest muscles and layer out. This technique will teach you not only the muscle origins and insertions but also mass, form, tendons, fat pads, and the bones showing through. This unique process of studying anatomy will benefit artists who draw, paint and sculpt the human form.

Session 1: Adding the upper leg muscles.Session 2: Adding the lower leg muscles.Session 3: Adding the torso muscles.Session 4: Adding the arm muscles.Session 5: Adding the muscles to the skull.Session 6: Refining the head muscles and where needed.

Limit 10 students.

If you have taken the class before but need more work on your écorché, you may enroll and work with Jim to complete your piece.

Supplies: Skeleton from Class One, Oil-based clay - Chavant NSP Brown (medium) two 2lb blocks -Buy from James Shoop or order online

Books needed: Eliot Goldfinger Human Anatomy for Artists (I have 3 to borrow); Suggested - Gottfried Bammes Human Anatomy

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