About Riven Phoenix:
Riven's journey in Art began early like many aspiring artists. Inspired by renaissance masters such as Michelangelo and Leonardo Da Vinci he developed a true love of drawing from one's mind in his younger years. As he was growing up in New York City his other major influences came from sequential artists such as Jack Kirby, Joe Kubert, Neal Adams, Todd McFarlane, Alex Ross and Jim lee. Realizing his passion for art was not going away his parents eventually saved up enough money to let him work through the Famous Artist Course. Later he moved to Stamford Connecticut where he attended the "Rippowam High School" for the gifted. This is where art students at an early age went through a very experimental curriculum named the 'cluster' program. This allowed Riven to concentrate on developing his drawing techniques even further. This was a one of a kind art high school in the 80's which has now been turned into an engineering school for the gifted. After graduating he went on to continue his art studies at the "School of Visual Arts" in New York City and also at the "Connecticut Institute of Art". After studying at several art schools in the United States he ended up becoming an art instructor and now has been teaching for over 20 years. He went on to create 'The Structure of Man HD' figure drawing course for the artist which became his most important work for the Artist community. The course is now used in over 68 countries and by leading entertainment studios. The lessons presented in "The Structure of Man HD" contain 20 years of research and development into helping art students rapidly grasp the complex structure of human anatomy for all areas of today's art fields. Today "The Structure of Man HD" Figure Drawing Course is not only the most successful course used in schools but is used by companies like LucasFilms (Star Wars), ILM (Star Wars), DreamWorks SKG, Universal Pictures, Miday, Ubisoft, RedStorm (Ghost Recon) to name a few. The videos have been featured in ImagineFX Magazine issues 15,16,17,18 as part of the Magazine DVD . Riven also went on to further study game art and design at the Collin College in Texas. He went on to create the breakthrough Pose Tool app that allowed artists for the first time in history to pose an organic 3D human figure model on mobile devices. When Riven is not developing breakthrough art courses you can find him working on his iPhone Apps and games and further developing more art courses. He also has a 12 year background in software development, 3D Modeling, Animation and has worked with fortune 500 companies such as Sony, NASA, HP, Samsung, Emerson and Metlife etc.
'The Structure of Man' HD Course is used in over 68 Countries:
United Arab Emirates
Virgin Islands (USA)
"...the greatest instructional series that I have ever seen"
"I learned more usable knowlegde in the first 7 lessons than all other books combined"
- Bryan bay
"'The Structure of Man' HD is nothing short of remarkable"
- Jimmy S/Visual Effects Artists
"I'm speechless, i'm amazed of how fast and good I've become in drawing in such a short period of time"
- Lukas Grochowski
"This Course set, has likely been one of the best investments I have made in a long time"
- Christov Badenhorst
"...these lessons provide an amazing way to learn that books can't do"
- Ian Beaubien
"I have no idea but you have opened up a door for me that leads me to infinite Possibilities"
- Greg Becker
"...you will learn how to draw the human figure correctly and Efficiently."
- Jonathan Tran
"...the method you approach on how to learn are absolutely astounding"
"the amount of detail that you teach within the courses are simply Gold"
- Mike liu
"Your method makes it possible for me to learn and conquer this realm of knowledge in a realistic time span"
- Niels Heijenbrock
"...accomplished so much in such a short period of time without ever taking a life drawing class."
- Matthew Hoare
"It was truly a pleasure to learn from someone so enthusiastic and eger to teach and help"
- Eric Lacroix
"...drawing that would have taken me hours to 'get right' I can 'rattle off' in just minutes."
- Georgia Salmon
"The Structure of Man HD are by far the best there is to offer"
- Nigel Mcconnochie
"My speed has increased considerably. Your technique does just what you said it would"
- Carl Loar
"I strongly recommend this course for anyone..."
- Per Eriksson
"Don't hesitate to try this fascinating experience, you have nothing to lose and everything to win!"
- Jean-Philippe Rivard
"Im currently on the structure of the human head and let me say this collection is priceless..."
"Create a foundation in which you can draw figures freely from the imagination then these are the courses to buy!"
- Gavin Banns
"It was like having my own personal figure drawing tutor"
- Michael Bradford
"...I'm just getting into the structure of the head, its going great I'm improving so rapidly and learning things i had no idea existed"
- John Riley
"I wanted to email to thank you for all the work that you've put into your courses. I recently bought the Structure of Man set and I'm more than impressed with how much I've already learned."
- Jim Herron
"My daughter (15) is a huge fan of your course set, and her artwork has just improved by leaps and bounds. She's only on course 102;
- Jim Erskine
"I purchased your Structure of Man HD set and am very pleased with them. I am watching them over and over until I "get" each lesson. So far, the improvement in my figure drawing has been remarkable. Thank you!"
- Mike Rhodes
"My name is Robert and i'm 21 years old !! I'm just taking a minute of my life to thank you for what you have done !! It helped me so much you can't even imagine !!"
- Robert Guimond
"I really want you to know that what you did is really helpfull for all the artist community, and if you release another course set i'll don't hesitate to buy it."
- Dala Walid
"Thank you very much for your extraordinary, in-depth instruction. I've been looking for something like it for years without success"
- Ron Kempke
"...Since I started the structure of man lessons, my figure drawing has taken a quantum leap forward..."
- Murray Bernard
"I will never be able to thank you enough, and I feel as though you are too kind to share this much information with an artist, for so little. It is by far the best artistic investment I have ever made."
- Travis Wasko
"...I had no idea that I'm able to improve my drawing skills so much! It's just incredible and I must thank you for those course sets."