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Anatomy for Artists Volume 2

Understanding the Leg and Foot with Rey Bustos


In this workshop, Artistic Anatomist and Professor Rey Bustos delves into the anatomy of the human leg and foot. Rey splits the lecture into two sections: the lower leg and foot, then the upper leg, thigh and gluteals. In the first section, he explains and breaks down the forms and major tendons of the feet that make up the most important aspects necessary for every artist to be aware of. He then leads the lecture up to the essential muscles of the leg and lists each muscle and its placement on the skeleton while referencing a muscle sheet that is provided to you. Once the leg and feet are understood, Rey moves up to the thigh and gluteal section of the body. In this section, he starts not with individual muscles as he did with the lower leg, but with the four major groups of muscles in the thigh. These are the quadriceps, the adductors, the flexors (Hamstrings) and finally the gluteal muscles.

Rey includes some of the tendons, iliotibial band and relates how to better remember some of these areas as form groups. Though Rey explains the important individual muscles, this lecture makes it easier for the viewer to remember the bigger forms rather than the smaller individual muscles. By the end of this workshop, Rey’s objective is to teach every student not so much about the details of each muscle but how to see the body in a fuller manner by seeing forms that might not have been seen before, simply because of the lack of awareness of these muscles and forms.

Duration: 2h 51m

Format: HD 1920x1080

Rey Bustos

Illustrator and Instructor

Rey Bustos graduated as an illustrator with honors from ArtCenter College of Design in 1989 and went on to illustrate for multiple companies and magazines. From 1990 onwards, Rey contributed to numerous fine art exhibitions and was represented by San Marino Gallery in Pasadena for several years, before he laid down his brushes to teach. Rey has been teaching since 1990 and is considered one of the preeminent artistic anatomy teachers in the country, known for his lively and passionate lectures. He currently teaches at ArtCenter College of Design as an associate professor as well as at the Los Angeles Academy of Figurative Art and Kline Academy. Rey has taught online for Computer Graphics Masters Academy (CGMA) and has recorded tutorials and a class in 3D Anatomy/Écorché for New Masters Academy. Additionally, he teaches Analytical Figure Drawing, Drawing and Composition, 3D Anatomy/Écorché, 2D Anatomy — and a class that he created: “Imaginatomy; An Anatomical Approach to Animal and Character Development.” His work is due to be published by Design Studio Press and an artistic anatomy book by Rey will be released in April, 2020.