Skills You’ll Learn
How to Quickly Sketch the Pose by Drawing a Simplified Skeleton
How to Make the Body Look 3D With Simplified Anatomy
How to Draw Detailed Musculature
How to Draw All Details of Animal Anatomy
Animals are a fascinating subject, but they're really hard to draw realistically if you don't know their anatomy—especially when you want to draw one from memory. And learning animal anatomy can be a pretty challenging task on its own—it's so easy to get lost in the world of lengthy muscle names and complex bone shapes, while studying convoluted diagrams designed for veterinary students.
But there is a better way to learn! In this course I'll teach you everything you need to know about animal anatomy as an artist—you'll learn why animals look the way they do, and how to apply this knowledge to draw an animal from start to finish completely from imagination. I'll be using a dog as a main example, but I'll also show you how to use the same method to draw any other species.
This course is for anyone who loves animals and wants to draw them realistically from imagination, without having to search for reference photos before every drawing session. If you're interested in creature design, this course will allow you to make your creatures more realistic. If you've studied the subject of animal anatomy earlier, this course will also help you organize your knowledge.
By the end of this course you will have a greater understanding of how animals are constructed and how their anatomy affects their overall look. You'll know how to start a drawing of an animal using a simplified skeleton, how to fill it with simplified body forms, and then how to make it detailed and realistic by adding the musculature. Most importantly, this course will make you less reliant on references, which will give you more artistic freedom. Because your imagination will be supported by the knowledge of animal anatomy, you'll also be able to draw more realistic imaginary creatures.
My name is Monika Zagrobelna, I'm a freelance artist and a tutorial instructor from Poland. I have a deep passion for drawing animals, and I've spent years learning everything I could to make my creatures—both real and imagined—more realistic. I'm fascinated by the topic of animal anatomy and how the knowledge of it allows me to construct an animal from scratch. Thanks to my 8 years' experience as a tutorial instructor I know how to simplify what I've learned to make it more understandable for beginners, and how to design a learning process with a satisfying progression. Being happy with the level of your skill is one of the best feelings in the world, and I hope my course will help you achieve that!