Constructive Figure Drawing with Erik Gist and Evan Collene


Registration opens:
Wednesday October 26th, 2022 @ 8AM PT

Audit: Watch instructor warm up, demo and receive photo reference every week.

Full Participation: Watch instructor warm up, demo, receive photo reference AND receive instructor critique every week.

Critiques will be done by new instructor Evan Collene. To see examples of Evan’s work, click below!

All videos will be available until two weeks after the 5 week term.


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Instructor Critiques for Full Participation Students will be uploaded for viewing approximately one week after each class.

Date : 11 – Nov – 16 – Dec

Videos Uploaded: 12pm on Friday

Level : All Levels Welcome

This class will focus on “applied anatomy” or the concept of using practical anatomical knowledge to construct, design, and render the human figure in a naturalistic manner.  In the study of artist anatomy the emphasis is too often placed on memorization of data, and not on the practical application of this knowledge.  Over the duration of this class we will learn to analyze, and interpret the figure from a more intuitive approach.  Anatomy should not be used to override what we are seeing, but to better understand what we are seeing.  Each week will center around a different part of the body and how it is constructed from a functional and aesthetic standpoint. No prior anatomical knowledge is necessary.


• Conte 1710b or Wolf’s Carbon 6B charcoal pencil

• Smooth Newsprint

• Single Edge Razor Blade

• Sanding Pad

• Kneaded Eraser

Erik Gist

Erik M. Gist received his B.A. from SDSU in 1998. He began studying with Jeff Watts in 1996, three years later he began to teach and has done so ever since. Erik has worked in the video game industry as a concept designer and 3-D artist and is now working as a freelance illustrator. Erik’s clients include Marvel Comics, D.C. Comics, Dark Horse Comics, Disney, Audible, Wizards of the Coast, Upperdeck, Boom! Studios, Palladium Books, Blizzard Entertainment, Viking Childrens Books, Monkey Brain Books, Quart Publishing, and Chiat-Day. His work can be seen in Spectrum: the best in fantastic art including a nomination in 2018, and Aphrodesia: art of the female form 1 . Along with a Spectrum nomination, he has been nominated for an Illie Award, a Pulp Ark Award, a Chesley Award, and multiple Horror Comic Awards including one win. For more information about Erik’s art please visit his website at

Additional information

Class Type

Full Participation, Audit