Instructor Critiques for Full Participation Students will be uploaded for viewing approximately one week after each class.
Date : Oct 8, 2020 – Dec 17, 2020
Videos Uploaded: 12pm on Thursday
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 head and 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 head and 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.
Video Archives will be available livestream students until Jan 2nd.
• Conte 1710b or Wolf’s Carbon 6B charcoal pencil
• Smooth Newsprint
• Single Edge Razor Blade
• Sanding Pad
• Kneaded Eraser
Erik M. 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 www.erikgist.com.