This exhaustive online or face-to-face human anatomy course, which is delivered on one-to-one basis i.e. one teacher per student.

This course is specifically designed for professionals, who want to pursue their career in visual art or want to draw like a pro.

This course is a long term course, which starts from fundamentals and goes up to advance level. After completing this course you will be able to sketch and draw human anatomy from your imagination i.e. memory, as well as from a reference pictures, using various mediums.




OBJECTIVE Drawing human anatomy using Graphite and Charcoal pencil.
  • BASICS OF COLOR: Color theory, color pencil, watercolor, markers, pen
  • TERMINOLOGY: Anterior / front, posterior / back, medial / middle, lateral / opposite, superior / top, inferior / bottom, proximal / closer to the centre, distal / away from centre, deep / covered, superficial / visible, subcutaneous / just below the surface
  • SKELETON: Bone on the surface as landmarks, skull (cranium, jaw), clavicles, spine (atlas, 7 cervical, 12 thoracic, 5 lumber, 2 tail bone), pelvic, anterior superior iliac spine (ASIS), Scapula, Posterior Superior Iliac Spine (PSIS), legs, femur, tibia, fibula, patella, arms, humerus / triangle at elbow, hands
  • SYNOVIAL JOINTS: Shape, movement, hinge for flexion and extension(elbow), pivot (elbow), ball & socket (hip / shoulder), ellipsoid (wrist), saddle (thumb), plain (hand / foot)
  • HUMAN FIGURE PROPORTIONS: Robert Beverly Hale (11.5 cranial), foreshortening agnostic, dynamics of body, width from front, height from side
  • SECONDARY HUMAN FIGURE PROPORTIONS: Richer (7.5 heads), Loomis (8 heads)
  • HUMAN FIGURE TYPES: Male, female and kid
  • HUMAN FIGURE STRUCTURE: Mannequinization, box, cylinder, oval
  • BALANCE: Gravity, point of contact on ground (single point, two points / line, three points / triangle, four points / quadrangle), weight on point of contacts, centre of support, weight on point and centre of support, centre of gravity, distribution of weight and wideness of base, balance is equal mass / weight on either side, weight distribution on legs and external support
  • DYNAMICS: Controlled fall or controlled loss of balance, muscle strength against gravity, dynamics of rib cage, pelvic and spine, contrapposto (stretch/squash, high/low, supporting/extended leg), activities, muscle tension
  • GESTURE: Rhythm (flow / action / motion / movement), contours, longest axis, CSI lines, line of action, tense vs relaxes, directional flow
  • HANDS: Construction, muscles/ligaments, bones and nerves
  • FEET: Construction, muscles/ligaments, bones and nerves
  • TORSO: Rib cage, pelvic, tilt, lean, twist, foreshortening, front, back.
  • TORSO FRONT: Pectoralis major, latissimus dorsi, serratus anterior, rectus abdominis.
  • TORSO BACK: Sternocleidomastoid, trapezius, deltoid, infraspinatus, teres minor teres major, rhomboideus major, latissimus dorsi, erector spinae, obliquus externus, scapula.
  • ARMS: Biceps brachii, triceps brachii, extensor capri radialis longus, anconeus.
  • LEGS: Construction, muscles/ligaments, bones and nerves.
  • HEAD: Reilly method, front, side, three quarter
  • EYES: Construction, socket, sclera, capillaries, iris, pupil, upper lid, lower lid, tear ducts, epicanthal fold, reflection, lashes, orbicularis oculi, brow
  • NOSE: Glabella (triangle), nasal bone, nasal spine, maxilla, lateral cartilage, alar fat (nostril), septum (wall between nostril), greater alar cartilage (front lob)
  • LIPS: Philtrum ridges, cupid’s bow, upper/lower vermillion boarder, oral commissures (pintch), lower lip groove, lobes of lower lip, mentolabial furrow if lower lip.
  • EAR: Helix, scapha, triangular fossa, superior crus, inferiror crus, anti helix, anti tragus, lobule, intertragic notch, tragus, concha cavum, concha cymba, helicis crus
  • NECK: Omohyoid, clavicle bone / adam’s apple, hyoid bone, levator scapulae, sternohyoid, sternocleidomastoid, trapezius, external jugular vein, sternum
  • FACE MUSCLES: Temple (frontal belly, corugator supercilii, temporal fascia, superior auricular), nose (procerus, corruganastor suppercilii, nsalis, levator labii superioris), cheek (zygomaticus minor, zygomaticus major, buccinator, masseteric fascia, parotid fascia, risorius), mouth (orbicularis oris, depressor anguli oris, mentalis), neck (trapezius, posterior auricular, sternocleidomatoid, omohyoid, sternohyoid, stylohyoid)
  • FACE ANGLES: Front, side, tilted up, tilted down, top and bottom
  • FACE EXPRESSIONS: Happy, sad and angry
DURATION Approximately 40 hours of classroom time.
PREREQUISITE Fundamentals of Arts and Portrait
CLASSROOM 20 sessions, where each session is for 2 hour. Depending upon your schedule, a participant may consume more sessions, in less number of days say 4 sessions in a week, or 4 sessions in a fortnight etc. Home assignments and self practice will tentatively consume double or triple the classroom time, which is mandatory for the success of the course.