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Complete Figure Drawing Course HD

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"This course is an excellent hands-on detailed walk through the process of drawing the human figure based on a systematic structure of anatomical study, and a solid foundation for serious figure drawing"

- Gerrit Verstraete, founder, Drawing Society of Canada

Complete Figure Drawing Course HD

"The training included on the "Structure of Man” HD is nothing short of remarkable. I am not even halfway through this (stunningly) comprehensive series of anatomy drawing videos, and I would urge anyone with the slightest interest in fine art to invest in this training without hesitation. Taking the viewer from the basic formulas of human proportion to the creation of advanced skeletal and muscle structures (and beyond), Mr. Phoenix has been truly generous with his time and talent, creating a product that will surely stand the test of time as one of the foremost instructional resources on the topic of human anatomy illustration. In addition to his astounding artistic skill, Phoenix is also a fine educator, and I have already recommended this set to several friends and colleagues (all of whom agree that “The Structure of Man” has been of greater educational value than all of the drawing classes they took in college put together). What’s more, the teaching style that Phoenix employs can bring anyone with the proper motivation (with or without prior fine art experience) the knowledge required to fully realize the intricate concept of human invention - so much so that the formulas become as easy to recall as the language we speak every day. With lessons learned from this set, one will have the freedom and confidence to later infuse their own artistic sensibilities into the creation of the human form – and from any imaginable perspective and pose. “The Structure of Man” is a treasured collection in my multimedia-training library, and I look forward to any future projects that Mr. Phoenix has planned for the future. Thank you Riven."

- Jimmy S, founder, Multimedia Producer/Visual Effects Artist

Complete Figure Drawing Course HD

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"My name is Diane Kraus and I'm a freelance artist in Northeastern Pennsylvania. I've been seriously drawing and painting for about the last 15 years. I love figure drawing and portraiture. I have struggled for years to learn how to do exactly what your courses teach. I just finished the first 54 hours of The Structure of Man yesterday. I am in awe of how well the lessons taught me the invention of the figure, and how deeply seated that information now is in my mind. I'm going to take a few days to let it settle and practice some figures with all the muscles before I move on to the next course, but for the first time in my life I'm able to draw a decent realistic human figure from my imagination without looking at any sort of reference. Thank you, thank you, so much for that. Like a lot of artists writing testimonials for your courses, I've spent thousands of dollars on figure drawing classes. I got very good at copying, but not so much at understanding. You finally explained the human figure to me in all its parts, in a way that I could put it back together and make a whole. I feel so liberated. Again, thank you. I've written a blog post about my experiences with your course, urging other artists to try it out and to BUY it. The cost is nothing compared to what I've spent before, and for so much more knowledge and insight. If you'd like to read it over, and see some of my coursework drawings and some before and after drawings. You can see for yourself how your teaching affected my drawing, even with my nice "copied from reference" drawings in the background. I'm looking forward to continuing through all your courses, so I hope your website is not going anywhere soon! I've so appreciated the simple, straightforward approach, and your dedication and deep understanding of the artistic process and the subtle aspects of figure drawing. It's made more sense to me than years of classes with other teachers, so I thank you so much for sharing it with so many online. I really can't thank you enough. =) Many blessings to you and yours,"

- Diane Kraus

Complete Figure Drawing Course HD

"I am through lesson 92 on the Structure of Man Course. I have finished the skeleton and working on finishing up the muscles on the head.I just wanted to say thanks for making these courses available to everyone. I have taken anatomy classes at an art school and have been studying on my own before I purchased your courses. Both the art classes I took in anatomy/figure drawing and anatomy books have not come close to all the information you provide or the easiness to follow along and understand what is being taught. I noticed that my drawing skills have increased so rapidly in such a short of amount of time; both in amount of days I been drawing and the amount of hours in each day I that draw. Before using your Structure of Man Course I was drawing 5 or more hours a day for 2 or more weeks and would see only very small improvements in my drawing ability only after putting in that many hours (The old artist saying, if you want to get better at drawing you need to spend a lot of time drawing). Now I am able to see improvements in my drawing ability in a lot less time than before. You have provided me with so much hope, inspiration, and enjoyment with drawing again. I was really getting frustrated with having gone to art school and than being told by comic book artist that I need to work on my anatomy. It's like I paid the school just too sit in there seats and draw.I will definitely write you again after I am finished with the muscles section and let you know how much I have improved and I will be thanking you again for all that you have done.Thanks for giving me hope again."

- William Wolford

Complete Figure Drawing Course HD

"I recently purchased your course set and I just had to write to tell you what I think. I've BARELY gotten into the first lessons at this point but I had to say that this is BRILLIANT to say the least. I am amazed that so much can be grasped conceptually from the beginning that can be put to immediate use and I know once I get these concepts down I can progress rapidly. GREAT concepts and approaches make for great results. I am further amazed at the COST of these lessons - so much information at such an incredibly good price. These are a valuable set of lessons and tools for learning an interesting approach with so much solid information that any artist can benefit from the techniques shown. So just wanted to send you a note of thanks and that I'm glad I made this purchase. And I don't say that about too much of what I buy. THIS was a value beyond its price and will serve me well for what years I've got left. HOPEFULLY I can get some drawing done and put the information to its best use. And I HOPE others see the value as well. Thank you again for a GREAT course set that are nicely done and very inspiring. "

- Bill Barto

Complete Figure Drawing Course HD

"I just wanted to take a minute to thank you and send you immense amounts of love for the gift that you have given with the learn to draw the human figure from your mind training course. i just completed the course and have grown leaps and bounds through your guidance. your artistic talent coupled with the methodical break down of the figure was brilliant. and the fact that your spirit shined through so pure and beautiful really made me look forward to the next lesson. thank you for putting all of that time and energy into this project and offering it at such an affordable rate so that anyone could benefit. you are a true gem."

- Ramona West

Complete Figure Drawing Course HD

"I just wanted to thank you for taking the time to create these lessons. The structure of man learning to draw the human figure from your mind has really helped me. I thought I would never be able to draw anything but crude doodles and now I am starting to increase my skills. I have a long way to go yet but the skills I have achieved thus far to me is amazing. If anyone ever tells me that they would love to learn how to draw I would not hesitate to direct them to your site. Where if you like you can see some of the practice pieces I have done so far. Keep in mind I have only been taking your lessons for 4 months or so while working a full time job to pay for the mortgage. Which brings me to another thing. The price for these lessons are so well worth it. Affordable plus highly instructive. Thank you so much for your time and effort."

- Paul "Matocikala" Lee

Complete Figure Drawing Course HD

"I wanted to express my appreciation and gratitude for your contribution through these videos. I have been trying for years to understand the principals behind sketching, I had found that bringing pen to paper was as frightening to me as jumping from an airplane. I had begun to do 3D graphics work as I had found that to be an easier medium to create with. After toiling with trying to create these images I found myself constantly wishing I had a concept artist to make my job easier. Eventually I came to the realization that I would need to do these sketches myself. So I began my search looking for material on how to draw, I found books too impersonal and lacking in the ability to truly express the concepts behind the "how to". After watching only your first two videos I found myself grinning and thinking to myself "This is just too simple, why didn't I see it?". I caught myself during the second video placing my hand down next to my hip just to see how your dots lined up. I laughed as I noticed your wrist dot lined up right along where it did on my own body. The concepts you present in your videos and the method you approach on how to learn are absolutely astounding. I am one of those analytical type people, I spend more time seeing things in black and white or better put; too left brained. When you started your sketches out with a simple line with 8 dots it turned on a light, I could see how simple it was and how someone like myself could use structure to let creativity flow. Again thank you for such a wonderful donation to those who aspire to be an artist."

- Joseph

Complete Figure Drawing Course HD

"I can't begin to tell you how excited I am over the courses in The Structure of Man. I have tried to take Figure Drawing for many years and was never able to pull it together for a number of reasons. I am only on Lesson 64 and a drawing that would have taken me hours to "get right" I can "rattle off" in just minutes. I can't wait to get through the rest. I am losing sleep; I am so excited; it is hard to stop working with the videos. I have envelopes full of photos I have been saving, hoping to use as subjects for my art work. I can't wait to get to work on them now that I know I can draw the figures."

- Georgia Salmon

Complete Figure Drawing Course HD

"Im currently on the structure of the human head and let me say this course collection is priceless to me, I've tried learning from countless books but there always seemed to be vital information missing to help me along. Im already understanding things I always wanted to grasp but never could from books, the visual help and indepth teaching by Mr phoenix is fantastic its like having a personal tutor in your home. Thanks very much for your time and patience with this collection Mr phoenix I cant thank you enough."

- Darren

Complete Figure Drawing Course HD

"I’ve always wanted to get to a level where I can draw anything I want from my mind.” – Riven Phoenix (Lesson 1). When I heard this statement, it was something that I connected with right away. These lessons are done with such a unique approach to thinking and drawing the human figure, that calling it a “human invention” is a perfect description. The lessons start off very basic, but compliment one another nicely while flowing seamlessly together. I have so far completed 51 lessons and have seen a tremendous difference in the speed, quality and proportion of my human figure drawings. I have progressed and accomplished so much in such a short period of time without ever taking a life drawing class. Thank you Riven, these lessons are diamonds!"

- Matthew Hoare

Complete Figure Drawing Course HD

"I'm speechless, Im amazed of how fast and good Ive become in drawing in such a short period of time, its almost scary how the mind works and what it can do, just as you say in your videos, its amazing! Truly incredible. Ive just finished the structure of man and the gesture videos. I feel like ive been born into this new and fantastic world where I have very little trouble of placing my thoughts onto paper, truly feels amazing and I have so much stuff I want to draw and I will draw each and everyday. Make several different poses everyday and never stop, as I have til this day with you videos. Thank you once more again. "

- Lukas Grochowski

Complete Figure Drawing Course HD

"This course set, has likely been one of the best investments I have made in a long time, the information, and instructions contained within are simply remarkable. If followed, these instructions helps you to comprehend the massive amount of information required when dealing with the human body from an artistic point of view. As for Riven Phoenix, I applaud his skill as an artist and a teacher. I would urge anyone with an artistic interest in drawing the human figure, to acquaint themselves with the teachings contained within this course set."

- Christov Badenhorst

Complete Figure Drawing Course HD

"I am very greatful for your efforts to open up the realm of human anatomy and drawing the human figure or any humanoid from the mind. Your method makes it possible for me to learn and conquer this realm of knowledge in a realistic time span. I have only just begun the journey of your lessons and am determined to learn them very thoroughly. My dream is to be able to design fantasy game characters. This course helps me to reach that goal. I am convinced of the fact that when I invest time and effort in learning the knowledge and skills of this course, the artistic gain can be phenomenal."

- Niels Heijenbrock

Complete Figure Drawing Course HD

"I have to say, I have spent hundreds on "how-to" books on learning anatomy and drawing the human form. However, the money I spent buying your set of courses has proven priceless. I learned more useable knowledge in the first 7 lessons than all the other books combined. What I love most about your teaching technique is your ability to show the foundation then lead us to the real world application. Not just theory and anatomical information that is not helping reach our goal -- our goal of drawing the human form from complete scratch in any pose. Without any reference whatsoever. Thank Mr. Phoenix for all the time and effort you generously shared to help us reach our goal. As an artist I am gaining confidence I never thought possible. Thanks again."

- Bryan Bray

Complete Figure Drawing Course HD

"There's nothing more than a step by step learning for the human anatomy, these lessons provide an amazing way to learn that the books can't do. I've done a lot of model drawing in class, but this learning is an essentiel tool to master the human anatomy. In these lessons, You don't just learn where the muscles are, You learn how to shade your drawing, You learn how to have a good line and You learn an artistic way to think. Da vinci could have corpse to master the anatomy, and for us, there's nothing more than The structure of man's hd."

- Ian Beaubien

Complete Figure Drawing Course HD

"I am a graphic / web designer but I've always enjoyed drawing and studying anatomy. I had purchased a bunch of books on the topic, by authors such as Burne Hogarth, Joseph Sheppard, Chris Hart etc.. I also have the instructional videos by Glenn Vilppu but I have to say your stuff replaces everything that I own, honestly! And I'm not exagerating. Initially I've purchased 4 of your courses. But then the other 2 came out, Advanced Head Study and Advanced Concepts, so I had to get them as well. You had taken on a big project, but with your patience and perseverance you had completed a great instructional series. I'm in a process of going through the first 4 courses, and man do I have a great time watching and learning. Your methods of visualizing and explaining the concepts are so easy to follow and comprehend, absolutely brilliant. I am already looking forward to the next courses. I would like to thank you again and I highly recommend your product to everyone who is interested in studying the human figure and art in general."

- Pawel Podgorski

Complete Figure Drawing Course HD

"Before The Structure of Man HD, I struggled with the human figure. Drawing the human figure was quite foreign to me, as I depended heavily on references, but didn't understand exactly what I was seeing. My figures looked flat, disproportionate and often very skewed. I depended on various books about drawing to help me grasp it, but I still couldn't quite understand how to draw the human figure. After I had purchased these lessons, I learned much more than what I could learn in a book. Actually seeing an artist put down the lines and explaining how they did it is infinitely more beneficial than reading a book (not that reading drawing books don't serve their purposes) Already from lesson 1, I could begin to understand the correct proportions of the human figure, as Mr. Phoenix demonstrates the invention of the human figure. And it is this invention that Mr. Phoenix focuses on, which helps me perceive the mechanical and structural aspects of each part of the figure. In these courses, Riven Phoenix will walk you through each and every part of the human body. From the bone structure to the muscle structure, and finally through the mastery of figure drawing and developing gesture, each video offers step by step instruction and explains how each part contributes to the whole (for example, which facial muscles affect our every day expressions). I can finally understand the underlying muscle and bone structure in figures, and hope to apply them in my designs and upcoming comic that I plan to write and draw one day. To sum it up, you will learn how to draw the human figure correctly and efficiently if you watch these videos. They are available at a very low and affordable price and contain within them everything you need to know to develop your figure drawing skills."

- Jonathan Tran

Complete Figure Drawing Course HD

"I purchased your lessons a couple of weeks ago, I have only gotten through the first disc, but so far I am most impressed! I have always been drawing and this has led to a job interview at a video game company as graphic designer. I really want to make a good impression at the interview and your lessons have taught me a lot. If I get the job (and I think I might) it will likely be because of what you taught me. I strongly recommend this course for anyone interested. The lessons give great understanding of the human body in a easy-to-understand way."

- Per Eriksson

Complete Figure Drawing Course HD

"The Structure of Man has been of great help with my understanding of Human Anatomy, but even a greater help for just observing my environment in basic shapes and structures in order to put it down on paper. It proposes fresh ideas, detailed step by step that won't let down anyone taking the challenge. I even think anyone who would like to give it a try, even if they never made a single doodle in the past, could easily understand and work with these videos. Don't hesitate to try this fascinating experience, you have nothing to lose and everything to win!"

- Jean-Philippe Rivard

Complete Figure Drawing Course HD

"Some things are difficult to learn from books, and understanding -- truly understanding -- the human figure in three dimension is one of those things. Personally, I've struggled for years unsuccessfully to attain a modest level of competency in drawing the human figure, and there has always been a missing link in the equation for me, some barrier that prevented me from really grokking the human form in three dimensions. Working through these videos has allowed me to make huge strides in my ability to visualize the body in three dimensions. Anybody who struggles with understanding and representing the human form who hasn't worked through these videos is missing out on a huge opportunity for improvement."

- Jeff LaMarche

Complete Figure Drawing Course HD

"I first heard about Riven Phoenix from a good freind at work. I was immediately impressed at not only the extremely high quality of Riven's artwork but also by the inventive and unusual methods that are explored throughout the videos. This guy can draw! This guy knows his anatomy! This guy is a great inspiration and once again I say thank you for sharing your knowledge with the world. ( More artists should follow this brilliant example). I heartily recommend Rivens structure of man collection. I has helped me and my drawing already and I have only watched a couple of the lessons."

- Chris Woods

Complete Figure Drawing Course HD

"I initially came across The Structure of Man through YouTube. It took a few minutes before I could appreciate the scale of what Riven Phoenix had achieved, and the in-depth experience that was being shared. In the past I had spent a few hundred of our British pounds, looking for the ultimate art book; something beyond the mere copyist approach, and the closest I ever achieved was in the somewhat antiquated art guides of Andrew Loomis (not always easy or cheap to obtain). As a self-taught artist, Riven’s tutorials are a god-send. To date I haven’t found a resource quite like it. The explanations are thorough and each lesson builds upon the preceding one in a logical manner that makes it easy to follow. If you want to go beyond a copyist approach, and create a foundation in which you can draw figures freely from the imagination, then these are the courses to buy."

- Gavin Banns

Complete Figure Drawing Course HD

"Thank you for teaching me how to draw the skeleton from mind, i have never been able to even draw the Humerus, nevermind everything. I am currently on lesson 65, and struggling. Not because it is hard to take in, but because the drawing style you showed, I never did before. I used to just draw like I was writing. Will take sometime to get used to."

- Andrew Johnson

Complete Figure Drawing Course HD

"I think your videos are simply amazing. I'm currently a student of [email protected]'s animation program, we have been studying human anatomy in our life drawing class and I had soo much truble with them. Your videos help me out a big time, the amount of detail that you teach within the courses are simply gold, it is much more effective than learning from books or the few hours of life drawing class we have each week. Thank you for all the hard work. Hope there will be more chance learning from you in the future"

- Mike Liu

Complete Figure Drawing Course HD

"I've been trying to improve my knowledge of the human Being for years now, buying books after books, after books....and even tho I did learn from some of them...nothing beats The Structure Of Man HD....after viewing just some of his lessons, my drawings and understanding of the human Form has increased greatly....and I realize now that the problem books is, all you see is the finished product....you don't get to see how they got there...I mean they try, but there's nothing like seeing from start to finish how it gets there, and w/ riven Phoenix courses, everything gets broken down....he takes you step by step in the process, giving you tips and tricks freely....showing you and your brain a different, more efficient way of learning how to draw the human figure from your mind....and what I like most about them is Riven seems to really, truly enjoy what he's doing, he never rushes, and encourages you to always draw what you learned from the previous lesson into what you're learning now....which keeps the lessons you learned before fresh in your mind at all times......I think anyone truly wanting to learn how to draw the humanFigure ( beginner or expert ) should get these courses....it's aweSome!!!"

- Donald Lewis

Complete Figure Drawing Course HD

"I started watching the videos from the very beginning and I couldn’t wait for the next one to come out. After each video my drawing abilities and confidence would increase immensely. Your videos taught me to draw the human form in great detail. During the process I could always count on you for feedback on my work. Your style of teaching was easy to follow and it helped me to become more creative with my work. I suggest these videos to anybody who wants to draw the human figure. I have been able to take the valuable lessons from these videos and apply it to my current work. It was truly a pleasure to learn from someone so enthusiastic and eager to teach and help"

- Eric Lacroix

Complete Figure Drawing Course HD

"Let me say what an incredible package you have put together. I was excited about getting started when I ordered,I was floored. I can't say enough about what a deal this is. For 34 years I have been a Dental Lab Technician so I daily use artistic talents. Ever since I was a child I always enjoyed art. Sketching, painting, air brush, etc have been part of me and has been a love of mine for relaxing and entertainment. Years ago, I had some illustrations published in the Dental Journals but never pursued it as a career. I enjoy doing portraits and scenes with people but I've always had trouble getting the portions correct when drawing the human figure. I have to tell you that your course has improved that part of me 300%. And my speed has increased considerably. Your technique does just what you said it would. The formulas along with the skeletal and muscular progression just puts everything into place correctly. Thank you for sharing this knowledge so others may learn and enjoy."

- Carl Loar

Complete Figure Drawing Course HD

"The structure of man HD are by far the best there is to offer. Other courses can cost upwards of $40 for a few hours of a teacher drawing a single piece of their own art (which is terrible for students as it just gets them thinking in symbolism even more!), where in most cases while they are great artists, they are not great teachers. Riven Phoenix excels at giving clear easy to understand instructions and has the experience to know when to slow to down and which sections students may having trouble grasping. With other books and guides I have bought there is nothing more frustrating to me than when the teacher says “Just make a line kind of on this angle”. Ok, that’s all well and good, but why that angle? What if mines a little curved? Should it curve at all? Suddenly recreating that line is a case of drawing THAT line, not the curve of, say, the chest cavity that it should represent. There’s an important difference. It’s like telling a student "Just add 1 and 1 together" without knowing any of the formulas behind it. I might even be told the answer is 2, but if I have no idea what the formulas for addition are to arrive at that answer, am I really learning anything at all? This is the greatest strength of the method that Riven teaches, in that he shows the formulas behind the human figure, not just the final solution. The nose cavity on the skull is not just "draw a mark here on the skull, but don't go down to far, around about to here will do" that other guides sometimes say, Riven will say "divide half down to the chin, half up again and half down". Now you have the *formula* for the length of the nose. Now you actually understand how you got to that answer and can use the toolbox you are building in your mind to not just draw that line each time you need it, but to create it. Anyone who has any interest in drawing owes it to themselves to get these courses. Of course now that I’m trying to get into the Illustration industry, these courses may make the competition TOO good...so on second thought...don’t buy these courses’s… "

- Nigel M

Complete Figure Drawing Course HD

"I am planning to commence a Masters degree in Visual Arts at my local university (Griffith University, Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia) soon, focusing on 3D animation. I realized that to make the characters in my visual production convincing and lifelike I would have to go right back to basics and learn to draw realistically. I am okay with drawing landscape - I just have to put in a lot of practice to refine my skills in that area. But it is with character/figure drawing that I have trouble and have never effectively developed my figure drawing skills. So when I came across your "Structure of Man" movies via the March-June issues of Imagine FX magazine, of which I am an avid reader, and watched the free samples on your blog site and on the Imagine FX DVDs, I was thrilled. It was like having my own personal figure drawing tutor! So I didn't hesitate to order the full set of your courses. I've only just begun working through the lessons but already they have been an enormous help to my understanding of drawing the human form. Thank you so much for these invaluable lessons and for your generosity in providing such an extensive and complete set of lessons at such low cost"

- Michael Bradford

Complete Figure Drawing Course HD

"I just had to thank you for all of your effort and sincerity in putting together your course set. I spent my summer break going through nearly all of the material, and it is without a doubt the best investment of time I ever made as far as drawing goes. It's always been my favorite hobby, and your lessons enabled me to break free from struggling with flat, massless figures and really start to, as you succinctly put, "draw with bliss". After months of practicing and going further my drawing has improved remarkably fast, and I have no problems anymore drawing the figure in tons of poses from my mind. What I found the most amusing and interesting is that, being a Nursing student, I have had to take classes in Anatomy and Physiology, but after my exams most of the muscle and bone names and locations/actions jut sort of fell out of my head... But after learning anatomy by drawing it so much in this way, it is now completely second nature, and all of the long names I had to learn now automatically associate with ease to the actual structure. I think it really shows just how much we can learn by doing so in such a logical way... putting ideas together from the inside out as inventions instead of pure rote memorization At any rate, I had to thank you furthermore to just the (astoundingly cheap) price of these great lessons. Thank You!"

- Jessica

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"My name Is Greg Becker and I want to thank you for the courses. I am on lesson 68 and I can't believe how much better I can see. Your courses got so much junk out of my mind. I feel empty and full at the same time. What I mean is that I am seeing things as though I have never seen them before and at the same time I understand them. How is this possible, I have no idea but you have opened up a door for me that leads me to infinite possibilities. The artist within me is emerging and growing. I want to say one thing to you and one thing only...You are the best friend I never met."

- Greg Becker

Complete Figure Drawing Course HD

"What an absolutely fabulous series of videos. I watched the entire series over the last 3 weeks or so. It’s the best $45.00 I have ever spent. Opening up your creative process for me to view was awesome. I learned at a very rapid pace and I can now grasp the proportions of the human figure. Your drawings are amazing. You are a very fine artist as well as a great and patient teacher. Once again, I just wanted to THANK YOU so very much for your Structure of Man series. Its details are above and beyond and I like your very insightful dialog throughout."

- Phil Toth

Complete Figure Drawing Course HD

"I just wanted to let you know that so far the courses have been wonderful and Thank you for putting so much love into creating these lessons.I also enjoy the extra touches like the tantric musicand the emphasis on character design. I am an IT consultant with a passion for Art and fitting snippets of creativity into my busy day-to-day life by going through these lessons gives me that little extra dose of pleasure. I have almost finished course 102 and already my approach to drawing has changed."

- Ramin Tork

Complete Figure Drawing Course HD

"I live in Cape Town, South Africa, and I'm currently studying animation. I came across your Structure of Man website by accident while I was browsing the Internet. I only watched one of your sample videos for about a minute or so before I decided to puchase the course collection. On your concluding video you said you'd probably never know how much your lessons would help people. Well, I'm e-mailing you to let you know that you have helped me tremendously. I never dreamed that there was such powerful practical art education out there in the world. Because of your lessons, I have an understanding of the human figure that I've never had before, and I can finally draw the figure with confidence, which means I can reach new heights in art now. When I went to you website to get your e-mail, I saw you have another course: The Sketchbook of Drawing Techniques. I'll be saving up my cash to buy that course as soon as possible. Thanks so much for your invaluable art lessons."

- Adrian Chellew

Complete Figure Drawing Course HD

"First of all I have to say I finally managed to buy "Structure of man".I already finished whole 189 lessons and currently I'm on gesture drawing.Progress is truly amazing, 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. Without it I would probably be and the same level as I was."

- Bartosz Kowalczyk

Complete Figure Drawing Course HD

"I wanted to say thank you for putting this series together. I have been using it for about 2 weeks now, and I have never been more clear on human anatomy. All of the books that I have on the subject all make sense now, and I pull more from them to continue my education. 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. So, thank you. I would like very much to cultivate a friendship with you, and if I can ever do anything to start to repay my debt to you, please don't hesitate to ask. I hope that all is well with you and your family, and I look forward to hearing from you in the near future."

- Travis Wasko

Complete Figure Drawing Course HD

"Hey, I'm sure a lot of emails come through, but I thought I'd write in and express my thanks. Since I started the structure of man lessons, my figure drawing has taken a quantum leap forward. I am an animation student and the lessons have helped me a great deal, althought I'll probably have to re-watch it all again to absorb all of the information. So once again, thanks for putting these together."

- Murray Bernard

Complete Figure Drawing Course HD

"First of all, I want to thank you for making this valuable information available. I've purchased the set and I'm in the process of studying it. From what I've seen so far, I expect it will keep me occupied for weeks, months, and years to come before I absorb all of it and am able to apply it. Thank you very much for your extraordinary, in-depth instruction. I've been looking for something like it for years without success."

- Ron Kempke

Complete Figure Drawing Course HD

"Hi guy. My name is Walid. I'm french and I will enter in Supinfocom school after summer holiday. I've bought the structure of man hd volume set 3 month ago, and it was difficult to me, because of my english level, i didn't understand all what you say the first time , so i repeated the video 2-3 times until i understand your way of thinking, and 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, so please, i hope that you will teach us , all the artist community, more things about human drawing or about anything else ( what you want, i know that this will be cool). And sorry for my bad english. I hope you will understand what I've written ( or "wrote" i don't know). Thank you"

- Dala Walid

Complete Figure Drawing Course HD

"Hi guy. My name is Walid. I'm french and I will enter in Supinfocom school after summer holiday. I've bought the structure of man hd volume set 3 month ago, and it was difficult to me, because of my english level, i didn't understand all what you say the first time , so i repeated the video 2-3 times until i understand your way of thinking, and 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, so please, i hope that you will teach us , all the artist community, more things about human drawing or about anything else ( what you want, i know that this will be cool). And sorry for my bad english. I hope you will understand what I've written ( or "wrote" i don't know). Thank you"

- Dala Walid

Complete Figure Drawing Course HD

"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 !! I bought so much book trying to understand why and how the human figure is made but I lost myself in all those pages and bad explanations. I am very satisfied with what you have done ! So much informations for the price of one or two bad anatomy books, this is very generous !! My dream is to make a living drawing comic book, and today I can see my dream coming closer to reality thanks to you."

- Robert Guimond

Complete Figure Drawing Course HD

"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! So thanks for these videos and I want you to know they are right by my Andrew Loomis and Burne Hogarth books!"

- Mike Rhodes

Complete Figure Drawing Course HD

"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, but improving every day and loving the course. Thanks for the great product."

- Jim Erskine

Complete Figure Drawing Course HD

"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. I'm about 40 lessons in and I already feel like I'm progressing, and I haven't even learned much about the extremities or the muscular system. I was so impressed by the Structure of Man that I went ahead and ordered The Sketch Book course and I can't wait for it to arrive. Again, I want to thank you personally for all you're amazing work. I really appreciate it. It was money well spent!"

- Jim Herron

Complete Figure Drawing Course HD

"I just wanted to say, thank you so much for all you have done, not just for me, but for all the artists you've helped. I've been drawing away all day and 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. You are an amazing teacher Riven, you are helping more than any art instructor I've ever studied with. Once again THANK YOU! "

- John Riley

Complete Figure Drawing Course HD

"I want to thank you for your Tutorials on Structure of Man, they where wonderful. I have learnt so much from them. My proportion of the human figure is realistic, and my figures look alive, all down to your advice. Your tutorials have helped me to draw the human form in away I could not learn from copying pictures."

- Steve Young

Complete Figure Drawing Course HD

"I'm Austin Martin-Game Character Artist from India. Your courses have saved my artistic life. I'm a good artist but there was a huge gap and a missing link (Human Anatomy). Your teachings on anatomy are great and I'm literally speechless WOW!!!. Your class will be an answer to all those who wish to be the best artist in this world. As I study your class every day my brain is calm now and has gained the capacity to create cool characters."

- Austin Martin

Complete Figure Drawing Course HD

"First i'd like to thank you for a very quick delivery, eight days i think, I wish i found your courses six months ago i could have saved myself a whole load of money on dvds & books that really didn't do it for me. I've got to lesson 12, & then cheated by flicking through the rest of the lessons like flicking through a book. Boy have i got some interesting stuff heading my way. I used to draw quite a lot when i was at school ( which was to many years ago to mention ) I only picked up my pencils again about six months ago, having to give up my other hobby for health reasons. But i really feel that with your helpful tutorials i'm gonna go a long way towards doing the kind of life drawings i'd like to achieve."

- David Allebone

Complete Figure Drawing Course HD

"I would like to thank you for making these courses. I thought I could never draw a human from memory. I am not even done with the first course and I have learned so much. I have stopped drawing a long time ago. Watching the courses has inspired me. I really am grateful for all the work you have done."

- Bret C

Complete Figure Drawing Course HD

"I just got your course and have quickly previewing them and I can't stopwatching them! I have no art training whatsoever but have always wanted todraw and sketch...I sure hope I can do this. I'll probably end up getting your other courses; I wish I would have ordered them both to together the discount. Oh well, if I start getting good I won't hesitate to purchase it separately. Thanks!"

- Scott Sharp

Complete Figure Drawing Course HD

"I have just completed Lesson 189 of your figure drawing course. It is testimony to your teaching skills and the content of the course that I was able to go through each one and some more than once. Despite all the art books I have bought I just couldn't get the underlying understanding of how to put it all together. After completing the course even the art books now make sense to me! I appreciate the enormous amount of time, energy and thought you have put into this course and for making it available at such an economical price. I was initially reluctant to start it in case I was going to be confronted with yet another approach that I couldn't really master but I feel I have gained enormously from the tools and principles you have provided. I can now move onto doing the figures that have caused much frustration in the past with more confidence."

- Gypsy Wulff

Complete Figure Drawing Course HD

"Just wanted to say that your course program is INCREDIBLE, and I'm glad that Icould provide a sale. Rarely these days do you get your money's worth foranything -- not so with Structure of Man. You've really put together anexcellent product. And kudos on your path to mastery."

- Reg Springer

Complete Figure Drawing Course HD

"first of all I'd like to thank you for your amazing work that you've done to teach us laymen how to draw the human figure exactly!"

- Lennart Hubrich

Complete Figure Drawing Course HD

"The course are fantastic! so much information to behold. I thank you for the prompt service. I got them as a gift for my wife and she adores them. it has been a pleasure doing business with you. I will recommend your courses to anyone who wants to learn to draw. they are well worth the money and more."

- Frank Davis

Complete Figure Drawing Course HD

"I'm at lesson 41. I have to tell you that this is a wonderful set of videos. I've learned more in these lessons than I have in all the books, life drawning classes and art classes. My drafting skills of the human form has improved hundred fold. Thanks for a great opportunity."

- Buddy McPeak

Complete Figure Drawing Course HD

"A few months ago I purchased your course series and I must say that I'm seriously impressed and and so happy with the experience and its results. I read that you said it was a "labor of love" and it certainly shows. Thank you. I'm currently a credential student studying to teach English at the high school level. However, I spend time on my own creative writing and I also draw and paint. I've put a halt to all my creative activities so I can focus on mastering the human figure. I think once I master the human figure it will allow me to take my art in an unlimited number of directions. I'm not exactly sure where this journey is going to lead me. What has fascinated me most about your series is the fact that there is a way to trick the brain into mastering something quickly and WITHOUT YEARS AND THOUSANDS OF DOLLARS IN SCHOOLING. I've already spent tens of thousands on school loans for my BA and MA in Literature and I won't do it for anything else. However, I've felt extremely limited in my options until I accidentally stumbled across one of your videos posted on youtube. It is my dream to be able to create characters for films or games and also somehow combine my creative writing and art in order to bring joy and inspiration to people's lives."

- Mark Barrett

Complete Figure Drawing Course HD

"I would like to say Thank You for creating and presenting what I consider to be a highly effective teaching method for learning human anatomy. In addition to demonstrating methods and formulas to get the basics down, you also incorporate neat elaborations to demonstrate the potential of creative processes in sketching/drawing. Your approach is clear, articulate, and well organized. Also, the way you incorporate previous lessons into the more progressively advanced ones is a great strength in your approach. Thanks so much!!!!"

- Jonathan Masters

Complete Figure Drawing Course HD

"Thank you so much for an amazing training course and for making it so affordable. HUman figure is the hardest thing to learn and I can't afford to go to art school. Because of your hard work, my frustration with learning to draw the human figure went close to zero and I'm finally making progress. Thank you once again. And if you release any other products, please let me know - I'll buy them without question (as long as I can afford them) All the best to you"

- Dmitri Tikhomirov

Complete Figure Drawing Course HD

"I bought your course and I must say that they really impressed me. I gained an enormous amount of knowledge of anatomy, I can't say how thankful I am for that. All the best for you and your colleges, you're the best thing that ever happened to drawing. Rock on!"

- Matija Marohnic

Complete Figure Drawing Course HD

"My name is Fr Theodore, I have recently purchased the entire collection and wanted to complement you on such a fantastic tutorial on drawing I have learnt so much in so little time. I have always wanted to draw but was never encouraged and desisted from pursuing art but then decided to take drawing up in later years (much later). However I thought that I might not be able to achieve this goal due to my age but persisted and produced some drawings but on a amateur level (I am still one). Your tutorials have helped me achieve better proportions in my art work even though I yet have a lot to learn and to complete the rest of the tutorials. I have gone a long way and just wanted to thank you, I am now achieving what I always dreamt of doing since I was a young child (I am 31 years of age at the moment I wanted to draw ever since I was 10 years of age)."

- Fr Theodore

Complete Figure Drawing Course HD

"My name is Rob and I would just like to sincerely thank you for your most excellent courses and the effort you put into making them!!!. I have always struggled to draw the human figure, the head and face in particular, but thanks to you I am on my way to solving that problem!!! As I have never been able to afford any sort of formal training I have had to try and make do with learning what I could from books and whatever I could find on the internet. But I wasn’t making any real headway until I came across your AD at comicartcommunity.com. Your lessons blew my mind! Everything that had seemed so complicated was actually so simple! I no longer feel frustrated while I draw! I enjoy it now more than ever! You’ve taken something I only did to pass the time and turned it into my favourite hobby!!! It’s all I want to do! Your courses were worth every penny, more than actually!! (and with the Dollar/Rand exchange rate that’s saying a lot! Heh heh) All I really want to say is THANK YOU! Keep up the good work and I await any other products you may decide to launch in the future with eager anticipation!!!"

- Rob

Complete Figure Drawing Course HD

"I purchased your collection of drawing the human figure disks about 2 months ago. I’m writing to personally thank you for the incredible amount of time and dedication that it took to put these disks together. For years I’ve studied the anatomy over and over and over. Drawing the figure more times then I can remember. Since I’ve watched the disks my understanding of the human form has improved dramatically because I now have concrete formulas to guide me through when I draw the figure from my mind. One of my life long goals as an artist has been to know the entire muscle structure and bones structure by heart. Your lessons are making this dream become a reality. Riven, words well never express how grateful and appreciative I am for these lessons. You’ve helped in ways that I couldn't do for myself. Thank you Riven Pheonix."

- April Solomon

Complete Figure Drawing Course HD

"I just wanted to take the time to thank you for what you have done making this course, you have no idea how much it helps me. You make it so easy to learn for me at a very fast pace. Through every lesson I learn something new and very valuable."

- Sunaj Ibrahimi

Complete Figure Drawing Course HD

"Hey Riven, Absolutely wicked :) I've learnt more about drawing the human figure in the first few lessons than I did in a year at University studying character animation and life drawing in one of the best art collages in the UK, Central St. Martins Industrial collage of art and design!!!! Well done :) And many thanks."

- Philip Gordon

Complete Figure Drawing Course HD

"My name is Cecely, and I've just finished the first 189 lessons of your course series and I wanted to say Thank You So Much for taking the time to put all of that knowledge out there. I have always drawn and loved art. I didn't know there was a difference in the skills you learn between a state university's art department and a proper art school--until it was time for me to graduate. I found that, though I had gotten a lot of studio time in, most of what I had learned had not been what I needed to learn. My husband found your course series for me, and I'm so glad he did. I feel much more confident in my knowledge of the figure, and with practice I know I'll fulfill my goal of starting my own freelance illustration/concept art business and eventually working with a team of artists on video games and movies. I look forward to watching your lessons on character design. Thank you for your beautiful wishes and encouragement at the end of lesson 189. Bless you for putting in so much time to help aspiring artists. Take Care, and happy drawing"

- Cecely Valderrama

Complete Figure Drawing Course HD

"I purchased your courses with the intention of learning to obtain a better understanding of the human anatomy. I did not realize that your lessons would not only change my perception of the human body, but of the world around me. Thank you for everything you have done. I aspire to be an illustrator, and with your help I feel much closer to realizing my dream. You are an excellent teacher, and I wish you the best of luck in whatever you do. Thanks for everything."

- Manny F

Complete Figure Drawing Course HD

"Thank you so much! These have been so helpful in furthering my understanding of artistic anatomy and helping me with my problem areas. It is also helping me remember more of what I learned back in nursing school and applying it at work. I read about your tutorials on DeviantArt.com where I am a member and decided to take a shot with your programs. I have been VERY pleased and I am only through the second disk. I even went ahead and just ordered the separate disk Sketch book. With all of my reference books, believe me I have MANY, I have not been able to repeatedly and quickly reproduce what you have shown me in your program. I now carry a small sketch book with me while I am in the hospital working so that I can practice drawing. Again, thank you for your obvious hard work and your style of teaching."

- Valarie Roach

Complete Figure Drawing Course HD

"I 'm an art student in the UK and I have been working through your course set which I bought last year side by side with Glen Vilppu's stuff and not only has my figure drawing has improved significantly but also the way I approach drawing and general drawing skills as well. I can get down my ideas so much better now and it has also improved my 3D work as well. They are invaluable. I just wanted personally email and to say thank you for all the time and effort you put into making these courses it must have taken so long. These courses are most appreciated and I'll definitely be recommending friends to come to your site and buy their own Once again, thanks a million :-)"

- Nicola Milton

Complete Figure Drawing Course HD

"Hi. My name is Jamie Linfoot. I bought and started working on the structure of man in early January of this year. As of last night I have completed the 189 basic structure lessons and I would just like to let you know what an amazing asset this information is to me. I have never been an artist, although I've always wanted to be, and even though I still have a lot of work to do, I am finally able to put a basic outline of my ideas onto paper and even in some places, refine them a little. Thank you so much. Recently I've been attending an animation course and I am fast convincing the tutor that your course should be part of his future curriculum. I look forward to completing the course in full within the next few weeks."

- Jamie Linfoot

Complete Figure Drawing Course HD

"I would like to quickly introduce myself. My name is Matous Havranek and I come from Prague, Czech Republic, Europe. I found your drawing course "The Structure of Man" on the internet at the beginning of this year and ordered it immediately. I passed whole course including your latest stage - Sketchbook. I must say the whole course is fantastic. It saved me enormous amount of time of learning and searching. I must say you are very gifted for both anatomy drawing and teaching drawing. I especially appreciate the way and philosophy you teach. People who know do not need to show up and you are one of them, I feel. To make long story short, Thank you for your lessons that shortened my drawing-learning curve by (light) years."

- Matous Havranek

Complete Figure Drawing Course HD

"I don't know if you will really get this e-mail, but I wanted to write and sincerely thank you for the lessons that I purchased from you. I'm sure you hear it allot but you are a fantastic artist and a good teacher, even by proxy :D So thank you again, my drawing has improved and I am only on lesson 10! I am taking them slowly and repeating them to make sure I get the basics. Thanks for this. Warm regards."

- Tamera Tabor

Complete Figure Drawing Course HD

"I really want to say thank you for your lessons. I am a 3d Animator. I learned figure drawing from a teacher in Taiwan for the past year. He is really good though. I was struggle by the human body's line of action and the flow of body. But when I followed your step and practice the class till Lesson 66 Suddenly I understand and can really see the line of human body structure. And now I can't believe how fast I can draw a human body with more dynamic pose. I found the reason I can't draw a better human structure before is because I never learned human drawing with this kind of precise way. I just want to thank you , your class is rock !! ps, I also graduated from SVA ( computor art )"

- Jack Chen

Complete Figure Drawing Course HD

"I would like to thank you for the course you created I purchased about a year and ago and just recently completed all of them. It has helped me 50 fold for trying to create characters from thought. For years I tried to draw a human figure from my thoughts alone and never could, until I bought your course set. Thank you, thank you, and thank you, for this knowledge you given me. You sir are a master."

- James Duvall

Complete Figure Drawing Course HD

"I just wanted to write to say thanks for making such great lessons available at a price affordable for those of us that love art but just can't afford going back to school. I'm just finishing up the last of the skeleton videos and have surprised myself looking at the progress in my sketchpad already. I look forward to doing these lessons every night. I hope in the future you will release more series like this one on other topics like landscapes or clothing, etc. You can count on at least one guaranteed sale. Thanks again, and I'll be keeping my eye out for future releases. Summary: by far THE BEST value in art lessons available on video, period."

- Ken Leach

Complete Figure Drawing Course HD

"At first I wanted to say thanks!!! The structure of man was really great. It did greatly improve my skills in a very fast pace, and the learning process was fun as hell. Great approaches!"

- Martin

Blender 2.7x Character Modeling For Beginners HD

"For a soon to be animation & VFX graduate, this has helped me substantially in learning important concepts in 3D modelling that I was limited in before such as proper topography and micromovements etc. Would definitely highly recommend! Thank you so much!!"

- Hannah Surtees

Blender 2.7x Character Modeling For Beginners HD

"Absolutely fantastic course! Loved it! I, sincerely, recommend this course for anyone (both beginner and advanced) who is searching for a deeper understanding of topology, its meaning as well as its functions. The pacing was excellent and perfectly detailed the reasoning behind many of his movements (which for me, is where many courses seem to miss the mark). This is a very, well-though out and intricate set of modules that anyone, at any level, should be able to comprehend and follow along. 10\10 for me."

- Michael Mendes

Blender 2.7x Character Modeling For Beginners HD

"Such a great course. Worth every penny. I hope Riven Phoenix creates a course on the female figure!"

- Erich Morris

Blender 2.7x Character Modeling For Beginners HD

"Great course! Highly recommended"

- Harold G

Blender 2.7x Character Modeling For Beginners HD

"This course is amazing! The power of Blender is really brought out with this formula based method. The understanding of rotating of the edges (with ctrl A) is so valuable. It can be done using different methods to collapse vertices and with the "K tool", though the topology doesn't flow at all like the rotating of the edges. I can't help laughing at the simplicity of it. Amazing doesn't come close to describing this valuable, time saving formula based method. And the results are outstanding, too. The detail gets more amazing as the lesson progresses."

- James DelBianco

Blender 2.7x Character Modeling For Beginners HD

"Very informative both regards to Blender and modelling a human character. Step-by-step."

- Jan Sigsworth

Blender 2.7x Character Modeling For Beginners HD

"Even doing this Tut with Blender 2.8 it still works, once you figure certain things out. Great!!"

- Chris Forrester

Blender 2.7x Character Modeling For Beginners HD

"learned a surprising amount ."

- David Walters

Blender 2.7x Character Modeling For Beginners HD

"the Speed of which the modeling happens has picked up but that's what a pause button it for. I do find myself rewinding and pausing more now but the foot is a smaller surface to work with. But I still absolutely love the tutorial and highly recommend it"

- Mike Parent-Smith

Blender 2.7x Character Modeling For Beginners HD

"that is the best course i watched ever i learnt a lot of tricks and tips about modeling i realy enjoyed the course 16 hours of very useful information in 3d modeling the instructor worked hard to give high-end quality in that course also i selected the next course from the same instructor about Rigging human because i know that i will learn a lot from him i write that review after i finished the course in 19 days of hard work thanks again Riven Phoenix"

- Abd El Rahman Mohamed Ahmed Othman

Blender 2.7x Character Modeling For Beginners HD

"This course was a joy to take, each step was explained in detail and was easy to follow on. I purchased another course from this same instituter halfway through this course as i'm confident i will continue learning a great deal from Riven.."

- Steven Johnston

Blender 2.7x Character Modeling For Beginners HD

"5 stars are not enough to rate this course. It changes the way of thinking about what the modeling process with clean topology really is."

- Chaim Feinbein

Blender 2.7x Character Modeling For Beginners HD

"Yes. This course is just what I need."

- Bruce W. Johnson

Blender 2.7x Character Modeling For Beginners HD

"Nice course progression, always remembering the keys & necessary configurations. Really great formula system, I saved each part as a separate file so I can study on my own. I'm not really a creative person so this was a great tutorial for me, now I'll move to the rigging course."

- José Israel

Blender 2.7x Character Modeling For Beginners HD

"its an amazing concept of training...its so easy for understanding..And the lecture taught very peacefully..thank you..worth for time spending..."

- mohana priya

Blender 2.7x Character Modeling For Beginners HD

"Absolutely worth the money. It is amazing!"

- Alyssa Geunes

Blender 2.7x Character Modeling For Beginners HD

"So far I have found the steps clear to follow and straightforward to repeat. Also some brilliant tips on general blender operation! A very good course! :)"

- Steven Guy-Gibbens

Blender 2.7x Character Modeling For Beginners HD

"The course is great! I know nothing about 3d art, and it's teaching me quickly. One thing I'll mention from a complete beginner is that sometimes blender has some unknown and random issues he doesn't talk about in the video that make changes that are not exactly the same as the tutorial. Sometimes these issues affect the way your character will look in a negative way, but other times it doesn't, so you'll need to have an eye for detail and really pay attention to what he's saying. If you're a problem solver like me and don't mind researching issues here and there, this overall works great and is better than any other tutorial I've found yet."

- Ernesto Aragon

Blender 2.7x Character Modeling For Beginners HD

"I've been struggling a long time between sculpting and box modeling, how to create a proper face and topology. This course showed me the power of box modeling to create proper and anatomically correct facial topology. I'm going to be using this course over and over to commit the method to heart. The formula he uses is for a male character, but I'm already modifying the proportions for cartoonish/anime style characters and having great success. I would say that this is an intermediate course and I've been easily able to translate his instructions to Blender 2.8 and still come up with the same results. This is an amazing course and I highly recommend it."

- Paolo Munoz

Blender 2.7x Character Modeling For Beginners HD

"I'd already learnt much of the basics of Blender previous to this tutorial. That said, this course really taught me a lot about the more advanced techniques and tools within Blender. These are easy to digest bite size classes that really explain things well with a clear focus on keeping the polygon count as low as possible. The best part is, the model you're building during the course looks very professional."

- Vagabond

Blender 2.7x Character Modeling For Beginners HD

"Knowledge is key, and this instructor is top dog when it comes to accurate male body creation. I hope you could add a similar course purely on the female body as well. It would also be nice to show how to bake normals and such so these can be used in a game."

- Gerardus Hermens

Blender 2.7x Character Modeling For Beginners HD

"Many people appears to assume that this formula can only be used to create one type of product/avatar, but in reality the formula can be re-calibrated to create a variety of products. By making significant adjustments to the scale in so far as how much a vertex, quad or edge moved, I was able to create a female inspired avatar! I believe using this style of modeling, one can create original formulas to build all sorts of things, fish, dinosaurs, houses, buildings, etc."

- Ekaterina Valinakova

Blender 2.7x Character Modeling For Beginners HD

"I've watched scores of tutorials over the past few years, and many that concerned modeling consisted of the instructor flying around the screen, clicking everywhere to make changes and adjustments, and generally modeling at his own pace. The end result was a 15-minute tutorial that took me 2 hours to finish. I've archived a few courses for this same reason ... in other words, it's not helpful to watch and work along with someone modeling the same way he would model an object not for a tutorial. In contrast, Riven's series of lectures, while individually lengthier, showed each and every step at a measured pace; even better, the end result was identical to what he was doing (not including my screwups) and he explained why he did was he did. This course is now officially a favorite (right up there with Houdini Drop Ship). I learned a lot and whatever modeling skills I had before the course took a major leap forward. Thanks Riven and I have your Rigging series on my wishlist."

- Robert Angone

Blender 2.7x Character Modeling For Beginners HD

"it was decent but i decided to use 2.8 to learn the newer interface, just a few Slight few differences such as smoothing shortcut only works when using vertex select mode, so to counter this use Shift V, All and all great course."

- Jake

Blender 2.7x Character Modeling For Beginners HD

"He repeats "Formula-based system" a lot, but I wish he would have spent some time explaining exactly what the formula is and why it works so well to create the human figure, or at least left a resource for it. In any case, I did learn a lot of neat tricks that can help in future projects."

- Allan Poindexter

Blender 2.7x Character Modeling For Beginners HD

"I've been looking for an accurate way to create a human face without sculpting for a while. This is a great method! Some advice on modeling female anatomy would be nice to add, since the proportions are slightly different."

- Joey Best

Blender 2.7x Character Modeling For Beginners HD

"So far, this course is fantastic! You explain things very clearly and concisely! Looking forward to continuing on..."

- Daniel Abse

Blender 2.7x Character Modeling For Beginners HD

"This course is fantastic. You can easily follow even if you are a beginner. The creator of the course made the process of creating a human body very easy."

- Ali Alebrahim

Blender 2.7x Character Modeling For Beginners HD

"Very detailed. I am picking up a lot of good tips."

- Robert Lord

Blender 2.7x Character Modeling For Beginners HD

"One of the best I know, but way to fast sometimes. And the thing is he knows it. Of course you shouldn't be like slow mo but c'mon, a little waiting would be nice. Always pressing pause and going back is anyoing after a while. But all in one great instruction, and Iam glad to have it in my Course collection. Thank you Riven Phoenix."

- Indra Stark

Blender 2.7x Character Modeling For Beginners HD

"Best online course for creating the human form in blender. Easy to follow with big results."

- C CL

Blender 2.7x Character Modeling For Beginners HD

"Very pleased with the course, learned a lot of new tricks, and looking forward to the rigging course."

- Dan Stipić

Blender 2.7x Character Modeling For Beginners HD

"This tutorial is perfect for beginners of human form focused modeling. He basically provides training wheels taking you from zero to hero. Most importantly he shows you a method that focuses on mesh topology; you HAVE to have the right topology. It makes life easy in every aspect of modeling even if it's not for future animation. Riven gets you their. If you purchase this class you WON'T be sorry. You won't need luck. Happy modeling."

- Will Roberts

Blender 2.7x Character Modeling For Beginners HD

"It has been very helpful, as I never thought I would be able to make a 3D modelled person before. LOVE IT!"

- Jodi Barnes

Blender 2.7x Character Modeling For Beginners HD

"This was literally everything I could have asked for and more!"

- Shenel Athill-Robinson

Blender 2.7x Character Modeling For Beginners HD

"I love the way he breaks everything down to the basics and builds on to it. Short video lengths are really helping with my A.D.D. style of learning and it isn't overwhelming if I have to re-watch something."

- Shawn Berlinghoff

Blender 2.7x Character Modeling For Beginners HD

"This guy is my hero. Hands down the definitive method for character modeling. I was trying to use the sculpt tool before and studying decimation+re-topology techniques. 17 days later I am done with the course. I took quite a few breaks to study other materials. I probably could have been done after 9 days. I repeated a few of the lessons as the techniques are very advanced and need to be studied to truly understand what is going on (at least it was for me). If you pay attention and try to understand what he is doing you will be extremely confident in your ability to model anything in blender not just the human figure. This model is simple (60k tris and 30k verts) yet very detailed. I have a competitive edge using blender and the formula method. One word for this course. AMAZING"

- Caleb Franks

Blender 2.7x Character Modeling For Beginners HD

"I started the course as a tutorial on YouTube but had to continue after making incredible progress in a very short period of time!"

- Avery Bouchard

Blender 2.7x Character Modeling For Beginners HD

"I love the way he teaches. He explains all the important details and makes sure you are aware of everything he is doing every step of the way. Great Job, I am incredibly grateful for your decision to teach those of us looking to learn."

- Joseph Tyler

Blender 2.7x Character Modeling For Beginners HD

"It was a really useful course, I advice it to every person who wants to know how to make a human with right topology!)"

- Filipp kahara

Blender 2.7x Character Modeling For Beginners HD

"No complaints so far.. nicely explained at a slow pace Love It!"

- Ayse Ornutali

Blender 2.7x Character Modeling For Beginners HD

"You really get amazed by how good it looks!"

- Viktor Ekby

Blender 2.7x Character Modeling For Beginners HD

"I'm a beginner and learned a lot, detailed explanations and high quality results. Thank you!!"

- Wellington Torino

Blender 2.7x Character Modeling For Beginners HD

"Riven Phoenix is best instructor. He is genius. Thank you."

- Vulcan

Blender 2.7x Character Modeling For Beginners HD

"Nice to learn from a professional"

- Marat Mityanov

Blender 2.7x Character Modeling For Beginners HD

"I guess after this one I don't need to learn anatomy for hand drawing, lol. Very useful course, even fi you don't want to 3d model humans, still very good tutorial on how to use subdivisions."

- Konstantin Mayorenko

Blender 2.7x Character Modeling For Beginners HD

"The Teacher speaks very clearly and is easy to understand"

- Joseph Etheridge

Blender 2.7x Character Modeling For Beginners HD

"The step by step guide to modelling a male human figure. Brilliant guide to a life-like model."

- Cathy Edozie

Blender 2.7x Character Modeling For Beginners HD

"I’ve had formal training in 3D modeling and it didn’t come close to how Riven explains and shows modeling with good topology right from the start."

- Gina

Blender 2.7x Character Modeling For Beginners HD

"This is the ​best 3D course I've ever learned.. very well detailed duo there is some video which could be combined to make the course short but however, it pays..."

- Alex Nsia

Blender 2.7x Character Modeling For Beginners HD

"Very detailed course with respect to his methodology of creating a human character."

- Sid Meynard

Blender 2.7x Character Modeling For Beginners HD

"Wonderful!! This course is precisely what I want. I love this course. Please make this kind of course for animals!! I will surely take it!"

- Tsuyoshi OKAYAMA

Blender 2.7x Character Modeling For Beginners HD

"Riven has a mellow voice that is very easy to listen to. The pace is generally manageable but I have used Blender for about 3 years. I did need to go back and rewatch a few little sections more than once. Overall this is really exceeding my expectations. I feel privileged that Riven has taken the time to devise and then share such an incredible system - that not only produces great organic form and structure but creates all the right topology for animation."

- Smiley

Blender 2.7x Character Modeling For Beginners HD

"Excellent and very professional, it was a step by step and very meticulous about everything, simply awesome!"

- Antonio Guerra Michel

Blender 2.7x Character Modeling For Beginners HD

"I love the detail you go into this! Absolutely informative! Thank you!"

- Imi Vörös

Blender 2.7x Character Modeling For Beginners HD

"I am basically trying out new things, and even if it is a bit complex making a human in Blender, it is a lot easier than I thought."

- Ólafur Víðir Guðbjargarson

Blender 2.7x Character Modeling For Beginners HD

"It is a lot of vertex pushing and one needs patience to get through, but you'll for sure learn a lot and the final model is worth the effort!"

- Leon Danter

Blender 2.7x Character Modeling For Beginners HD

"Learned some new mesh manipulation techniques from this course. The end result looks great! I suggest pausing the video after each step in order to follow along. Looking forward to the rigging course next!"

- Paul Robinson

Blender 2.7x Character Modeling For Beginners HD

"This is a course worth revisiting, over and over, until mastered!"

- Francisco Charrua

Blender 2.7x Character Modeling For Beginners HD

"Absolutely brilliant course that works on a number of different levels--you get both a vertex-by-vertex demonstration of modeling the figure presented in such a clear way that the techniques demonstrated can be applied to any other kind of modeling. Riven is incredibly well-prepared and has carefully thought through every single move he makes. I can't wait to take his course on rigging. Anybody who has any interest in modeling in Blender should take this course."

- James G McNeill

Blender 2.7x Character Modeling For Beginners HD

"I just love this course. I was working with Maya since 2007 and i wanted to switch to Blender but i did not found a tutorial or course that was as comprehensive as this. I want to thank the instructor because now i'm on my way to acomplish my goal. I highly recommend this course if you are new in this world or trying a new tool and you don't have any idea where to begin. Riven, the instructor, guides you step by step and with very clear explanations and good pace. You will be constantly practice with shortcuts so i recommend to you to have a notebook and pen to take note, this will be soon very useful to you in terms to speed up your modeling process. The course ends with a professional and anatomically accurate model of a human wich is totally awesome because is a great way to learn the professional requirements of a 3d model in the industry. I hope the instructor would produce more courses focused on anatomically correct modeling, Animals will be awesome. Once again, THANK YOU, this is the best investment i have done in years. My next course will be the rigging of this model. Greetings from Mexico, Riven :)"

- Carlos

Blender 2.7x Character Modeling For Beginners HD

"I liked the explanations, no complaints, but one suggestion is maybe a 10 min lecture in the beginning about the structure and proportions of the human face before we started modeling."

- Harold dewitt

Blender 2.7x Character Modeling For Beginners HD

"This is very good so far. I've been learning Blender from YouTube videos for about 9 months so far so I know the basics, but this is really reinforcing what I know as well as showing me things I didn't know."

- Nick Gross

Blender 2.7x Character Modeling For Beginners HD

"Very easy to follow, but really would love to be able to download and keep on my computer so can go back easy anywhere I am to review or follow."

- Barbara Ortega

Blender 2.7x Character Modeling For Beginners HD

"A lot of good bits and pieces that you can pick up (by repetition) throughout this course. Some steps could be slower (for example, when selecting the edges to rotate, I got lost several times and needed to either pause or play it back) and others a bit faster (the part of adding edge loops in the teeth, scaling, smooth, pull down on the Z axis). Great course and I could not recommend it enough."

- Luis Paulo Azevedo Henriques Cunha

Blender 2.7x Character Modeling For Beginners HD

"I learned the basics about character modeling, "self-teaching", from various videos on the inter net. After I completed the head, eyes, and nose, I wanted to do a full model. I like the formula based method most of all because the overall results is exactly what I'm looking for."

- Nehemiah

Blender 2.7x Character Modeling For Beginners HD

"It's pretty amazing. It isn't something you can memorize and if you are following along making a model it took me about 50 hours. You end up with a great model and I have a much better understanding of anatomy."

- Paul Reeber

Blender 2.7x Character Modeling For Beginners HD

"The Perfect style for me to use. I hate sculpting but i've always enjoyed modeling and this lets me use modeling to make a actual head like I've been wanting."

- Chris Horacek

Blender 2.7x Character Modeling For Beginners HD

"Great course need to take if you want to do people"

- Robert Reese

Blender 2.7x Character Modeling For Beginners HD

"Finally, topology isn't a nightmare and makes sense."

- Hillel Penrod

Blender 2.7x Character Modeling For Beginners HD

"probably the best way to learn 3d modeling, this methode is really good and the entire course is well made"

- Adama Kone

Blender 2.7x Character Modeling For Beginners HD

"Never seen such in depth explanations"

- Agha Khan

Blender 2.7x Character Modeling For Beginners HD

"With the knowledge gotten from this course am sure of making an appreciable progress in modeling any real life object. This instructor is one in 10million instructors. For me there is this course instructors and others."

- Onoja Michael Jacob

Blender 2.7x Character Modeling For Beginners HD

"It is like an oracle of creation"

- Dylan Kadlub

Blender 2.7x Character Modeling For Beginners HD

"Even though I have a close to intermediate skill level with Blender, I am picking up some great tips on using my tools more efficiently! I love this and can't wait to see the full formula for human anatomy unfold! Thank you!"

- Miriam Lorenzo

Blender 2.7x Character Modeling For Beginners HD

"I've been using Blender for about 8 years, and I've never seen someone model a human this way. I love it, it makes so much sense. The instructer has put a lot of work into this formula and I am blown away by this method."

- Kasey Shea

Blender 2.7x Character Modeling For Beginners HD

"This is a fantastic and detailed tutorial."

- Martin Clemmesen

Blender 2.7x Character Modeling For Beginners HD

"I have 14 months experience prior to this course and had just spent 2 months trying to create face loops with other methods. This course really does put you in control and provides a deep level of understanding of how to create specific results inline with the reality of anatomy."

- Richard Smith

Blender 2.7x Character Modeling For Beginners HD

"I think this course was very detailed. I just wish it went over different body types (fat, muscular, thin, male, female, young, old, etc.), although I'm sure I can find tutorials for that as well. All in all it was a great tutorial."

- Collin Morris

Blender 2.7x Character Modeling For Beginners HD

"exactly the things i wanted to learn"

- Patrick Algesjö

Blender 2.7x Character Modeling For Beginners HD

"So far I really love your attention to detail in your explanations. Of course - at this point we have only been thru the introduction of blender and how to maneuver around in the layout - but one thing I didn't already know was that there are two matching corners to each window in the layout. That really helped clarify the window structure for me. And I'm not new to blender. I'm taking your "Structure of Man" drawing course - so I already expect good things. I'm really excited to continue thru the course."

- Kyle Manning

Blender 2.7x Character Modeling For Beginners HD

"This course is very well demonstrated easy to understand and follow. I feel this is a great match for the way I learn"

- Michael Urbowicz

Blender 2.7x Character Modeling For Beginners HD

"It's showing me very good techniques in a practical exercise so I can see how they are used."

- Daniel Sear

Blender 2.7x Character Modeling For Beginners HD

"Detailed explanations and great flow!"

- Thilo Kernchen

Blender 2.7x Character Modeling For Beginners HD

"magic !"

- Jean-Christophe Sekinger

Blender 2.7x Character Modeling For Beginners HD

"This is an excellent course for people who want to make 3D characters with easy formulas. Love this course."

- ku ji

Blender 2.7x Character Modeling For Beginners HD

"a very detailed course that starts with a good understanding of blender and goes on to give a different view of modeling characters."

- Richard Mason

Blender 2.7x Character Modeling For Beginners HD

"It's very good for people starting out since he takes you step by step through his process."

- Joe Hudson

Blender 2.7x Character Modeling For Beginners HD

"This course a little bit like 'Paint by numbers', but I can't think of any other way it would work. The instructor really knows his stuff - Blender and human anatomy."

- Richard Hill

Blender 2.7x Character Modeling For Beginners HD

"Amazed at the study that must have gone into to this to achieve this formula"

- Stephen Dignam

Blender 2.7x Character Modeling For Beginners HD

"Very detailed, thorough and informative course. Not too fast, not too slow. Clear explanations as to why we're doing things one way and not another. Surprising how much work it is to do the mouth and teeth. My suggestion would be to have some guidance/guidelines on how to use/modify this model as a template for different character types/gender or features. We had a brief overview on the nose and mouth, but an additional guide would be very useful...to me anyway as I tried to give my character slightly fatter mouth and nose, but it didn't quite work out. :) Thanks for an entertaining and enlightening experience."

- Joss Christophe

Blender 2.7x Character Modeling For Beginners HD

"This guy is amazing, I don't know how many years of experience he has in blender but all I can say is: Hat down for his wonderful work. Update after finishing his course: Absolutely brilliant."

- Ciobotaru Narcis Cristian

Blender 2.7x Character Modeling For Beginners HD

"This course is just what i was looking for when i started creating my realistic figures, because all of the tutorials you find online, you only get cartoony and not-realistic features on character, probably game-oriented figures. Thanks Riven, this helped me a great deal, and you're a great teacher. For future tutorials, i would like if you took more of your time to tell how you know which edge or face to select and rotate to have the desired effect, not complaining, the tutorial is great, just a suggestion on making us students understand easier why the things we did work the way they did. Thanks again."

- Mateus Copatti Loregian

Blender 2.7x Character Modeling For Beginners HD

"Its great learning the absolute basics! This way I am not lost throughout the process!"

- Aaron Marrero

Blender 2.7x Character Modeling For Beginners HD

"This course is amazing. Riven is a good teacher. Can't wait to do his rigging course!"

- John

Blender 2.7x Character Modeling For Beginners HD

"Very indepth course of creating the human figure."

- Krisna Charlie Sarith

Blender 2.7x Character Modeling For Beginners HD

"The knowledge of Riven Phoenix is very impressive. If you combine this with his course on anatomy, you will really get a deep understanding of the human figure. I watch his courses, when I have the time, for two times: first time at 2x speed, second time normal. Really helps with understanding the bigger picture..."

- Ansgar Schwarzer

Blender 2.7x Character Modeling For Beginners HD

"It explained a lot of functions of blender I didn't know about despite having watched a lot of tutorials on youtube. He is clear and quick to the point, and his method is invaluable insight to understand how to layout the optimal topology of the human anatomy."

- Evens Lamarre

Blender 2.7x Character Modeling For Beginners HD

"I absolutely love this course! It is very informative and detailed, This is an excellent course for ANY beginner trying to learn blender. I made my very first human character thanks to this course, it may not have been perfect since It was my very first finished model but it's a start. Also while this is a very long course, I would highly recommend this to anyone in need of good tutorials and good explanations. It was most definitely worth the money and time. Especially if your not familiar with 3d modeling, for anyone asking is it worth it? Yes absolutely! You just have to put the time and effort in it and you'll find yourself really gaining something from this. So please, it may seem like a lot of money but trust me when I say this is a good course. Don't waste the opportunity to take advantage of this, this is the best tutorial course I've seen so far on 3d modeling for a character. Since many tutorials on modeling a realistic human character are not really available on YouTube and that's saying something! The money spent on this is well worth it and thanks so much to the guy who created this wonderful course and I hope that anyone that read my comment will insist in pursuing this course."

- Alnisa Beckham

Blender 2.7x Character Modeling For Beginners HD

"Great course. I really like Riven Phoenix's approach to teaching. . Riven Phoenix covers subjects clearly and in a straightforward manner. . The instructor covers theory and implementation, and it is deep, with real app examples, outstanding."

- Cristian Carol Lang

Blender 2.7x Character Modeling For Beginners HD

"It's amazing how the formula based system can make something difficult and hard to understand easy for beginners in Blender! A must have course!"

- Zachery Hughes

Blender 2.7x Character Modeling For Beginners HD

"This course is awesome. As an Blender beginner, I'd seen many tutorials - most of them are "click here and there" but you don't know why you should do this. The author of this course explains everything and you learn so important things to create your own awesome models/characters. Thanks for this great course!"

- Stefan Frings

Blender 2.7x Character Modeling For Beginners HD

"So far the instructor seems like a very cool and chill guy who takes time to explain the formula based system very clearly and at a good enough pace for beginners. =)"

- Oskar Adamczyk

Blender 2.7x Character Modeling For Beginners HD

"I've only just started but I feel like I've learned alot. Very informative and easy to follow."

- Daniel

Blender 2.7x Character Modeling For Beginners HD

"I'm very happy to have been able to follow along and produce something so professional! It'll take a lot of practice and experience before everything I've been shown will completely settle in to the point that I'll be able to reproduce it on my own, but that's testament to the wealth of techniques provided. This is the best course I've found."

- Linda Hudson

Blender 2.7x Character Modeling For Beginners HD

"Very simple to follow. Explains a lot of the small things and why they are being done."

- Nathan Berry

Blender 2.7x Character Modeling For Beginners HD

"This course has taught me a lot of really solid methods of modeling complex organic shapes with well flowing geometry. I've struggled with blender in the past, but this course is very clear and straight forward, and I know i'll be using these tips and tricks on my future projects."

- Edmund DuPont

Blender 2.7x Character Modeling For Beginners HD

"I can manage to model the 3d character by using blender because of the details in the video. Thank You very much Mr. Riven Phoenix."

- Tan Swee Kuang

Blender 2.7x Character Modeling For Beginners HD

"Outstanding course! Super valuable information explained on a simple a clear way. There is nothing else like this on the web. Thanks a ton for developing and sharing such valuable method/information."

- Hector Carrasquilla

Blender 2.7x Character Modeling For Beginners HD

"Riven Phoenix the master. Been looking for a course on a formulaic approach to anatomy in 3d modeling blender"

- Kelly JOhnson

Blender 2.7x Character Modeling For Beginners HD

"Fabulous course for anyone, experienced or not. Riven covers everything you could need to create your own from scratch, in clear terms. Five star for sure!"

- Jay

Blender 2.7x Character Modeling For Beginners HD

"Excellent tutorials series. Even if you have 0 experience with Blender, you can go. It's complete, understandable and simple."

- Ju H

Blender 2.7x Character Modeling For Beginners HD

"I personally knew nothing about Blender, barely being able to model out a rock or anything even remotely simple. I went through this, step by step, and modeled out an almost uncanny resemblance of what Mr Phoenix created. I have never been more thrilled about a course, especially one as rewarding as this. Thank you so very much to share this with us! I feel like I can model out just about anything, and if I have any doubts, this course really tackles a lot of different approaches which I can use in any model I create from here on out. PS: I really hope that Mr Phoenix creates one for the female anatomy or how he textures said models!"

- Lina Casteleyn

Blender 2.7x Character Modeling For Beginners HD

"This course was pure magic. I loved Riven's formula-based system rather than using references. Much more systematic rather than artistic. Which for me is great for a starting point. Now I can go in artistically and manipulate the base mesh to get that custom character that I want. Some of my favorite moments were learning about edge rotation (what magic!), rip fill, and lots of other new shortcuts I was not previously using. I loved the course. Can't wait for more courses from Riven. Bone rigging, female base character maybe? Thanks for putting this together Riven!"

- Ryan Reed

Blender 2.7x Character Modeling For Beginners HD

"Very clear, methodical approach, which is the way I am wired too."

- Emissary Sound

Blender 2.7x Character Modeling For Beginners HD

"The course was amazing, easy and very very helpful!! Rixen is an amazing teacher!"

- Saad Khan

Blender 2.7x Character Modeling For Beginners HD

"Flowing smoothly. Modeling for beginners indeed. The formula approach is something I can repeat in other modeling projects multiplying the value of this course many times over."

- Dan Villar

Blender 2.7x Character Modeling For Beginners HD

"This course gives you what you need to make a human shape."

- Raad Badr

Blender 2.7x Character Modeling For Beginners HD

"Very good teacher with alot of knowledge, course is great"

- Robert Condella

Blender 2.7x Character Modeling For Beginners HD

"Excellent course. Clear and concise. I will love to purchase a new course about rigging with the same instructor."

- Felideus Bubastis

Blender 2.7x Character Modeling For Beginners HD

"This has to be the best course I've taken. The instructor is very knowledgeable and explains each detail which makes it really easy to follow for any beginner. I'm really thankful I found this course in blender and I will definitely be getting more courses from this instructor. I definitely recommend this course for anyone who has never touched blender before."

- Lesley Craine

Blender 2.7x Character Modeling For Beginners HD

"I'm not even half way through the course and already I feel like an expert in Blender. This is like a 100, 200, 300 and 400 level college course wrapped up in one."

- Jeremy G Clendening

Blender 2.7x Character Modeling For Beginners HD

"This course was a real pleasure even if difficult sometimes. A high quality character model is the result not due to the number of meshes composing the human body but the explanations of anatomy, tips and good advices of Riven. TY"

- Arnaud Golliardon

Blender 2.7x Character Modeling For Beginners HD

"Very well organized, and presented at a reasonable rate. A lot of information presented in just the first few courses."

- David L. Smith

Blender 2.7x Character Modeling For Beginners HD

"This course was worth the money just for the rotate edge command, I'm surprised more modelling courses don't teach this nifty little trick. To think of all the time I've wasted trying to manually move vertices in to position."

- Mr D504

Blender 2.7x Character Modeling For Beginners HD

"Brilliant teaching. I believe the beginning sections could be sped up, but other than that it's a great method taught by a great teacher. Another note would be make sure you have a free monitor / another device, because you're going to be pausing a lot! Well worth the money!"

- Kieran Maher

Blender 2.7x Character Modeling For Beginners HD

"I'm still at the beginning of my course but so far I'm enjoying it a lot. The explanation is clear and you actually learn something. Definitely worth it! WIll be buying more courses after this, that's a fact! ;)"

- Pedro Mendes

Blender 2.7x Character Modeling For Beginners HD

"The presentation provides very detailed and easy to follow instructions."

- Greg Walker

Blender 2.7x Character Modeling For Beginners HD

"This course is and others like it are pivotal to any aspiring 3d artist, it is as important as the tutorials offered on blenders subscription service on how to make the human body using reference photos, I am more than familiar with it already, I am actually efficient as well, he teaches a good work-flow that gets results."

- Jason Amy

Blender 2.7x Character Modeling For Beginners HD

"Coming into blender i had no experience for 3D modeling and by the time i finished i knew how to operate and navigate through blender add and edit multiple windows/views , make a character with correct topology and realism features from a square block, and finally some advanced 3d modeling concepts like objects inside other objects via inside of the mouth. I am now confident that i can make not only 3d characters that look realistic through topology but that can function in games and short films, i also now have the basic knowledge to make any object and edit in great detail without sculpting tools."

- Andrew Cunningham

Blender 2.7x Character Modeling For Beginners HD

"Simply, I have not found a better course of making a realistic character."

- Lukáš Sedmík

Blender 2.7x Character Modeling For Beginners HD

"Extremely straight forward, well-paced, and fun. Very well-thought out. Happy I signed up."

- Andrew Orth

Blender 2.7x Character Modeling For Beginners HD

"Because i think that this is really hapefull information ofc i cannot expect to do it exactly the same and as good as this guy teaches us but the infiormation he gives us it will be really helpful iin future for professional services and character modeling ( also i always wanted to learn how to model a figure of a human or whatever else i can imagine in my head )."

- Atanas Kambitov

Blender 2.7x Character Modeling For Beginners HD

"I am feeling that I have graduated from being a beginner after finished this course. A lot of the techniques taught here will probably become the essential of my skill set. This has to be one of the best blender tutorial I like."

- Tik Wong

Blender 2.7x Character Modeling For Beginners HD

"Gain a lot of knowledge through this course. I'm new to blender, but through this course i learn a lot. feel a little more confident in modeling a human figure."

- Nhia Lee

Blender 2.7x Character Modeling For Beginners HD

"This tutorial is quick and easy - The instructor is very clear about what is to be done, and uses a grid snapping system to ensure you as a viewer get the results as him. My other tutorials slowly developed a human figure and built off of that for several boring hours, but this tutorial will allow you to produce a much better looking figure using simple tricks and you will never get discouraged with a worse result than the instructor. The process is very rewarding in time a motivation; as you develop features quickly and can actually see the human figure as you develop it, vs to the very end."

- Daniel Everhart

Blender 2.7x Character Modeling For Beginners HD

"Beautifully paced, very in-depth tutorials that introduce a 'way of seeing' approach to modelling in Blender. Wonderfully instructive and a whole lot of fun."

- Phil Strong

Blender 2.7x Character Modeling For Beginners HD

"Riven Phoenix is the maaaaaaan! This formula based system is some next level Blender situation! I'm loving it! Can't wait to try it on my own!"

- Pete Lozzi

Blender 2.7x Character Modeling For Beginners HD

"Still at the body part, but I'm really impressed at how Riven created an easy to follow formula to create a human model. While I think it would be nice there was a little more explanation as to why along with the how because it could easily turn into a paint-by numbers project where at the end, one can have a pretty model, but with no idea how one got there. Still, this is one of the best modeling classes that achieves its purpose and anyone who wants to learn to model a human figure by doing, this is the class to take."

- Steve MacIntyre

Blender 2.7x Character Modeling For Beginners HD

"Great course. This is a very efficient way to create a model. I was wondering now how this method can be applied when I create a model using a background photo as reference."

- Yi-Ci Li

Blender 2.7x Character Modeling For Beginners HD

"Riven is an excellent instructor and was happy to see that he followed up with a digital version of his drawing the human figure."

- Carlos Chavira

Blender 2.7x Character Modeling For Beginners HD

"I have gone through a bit of the course now and I can say this is a very good course on making this exact model and figure. Which is exactly what he said it would be. I think it would make the course a bit more informative and help viewers to engage, learn, and get more out of the course with a bit more of an explanation of how you developed this system, where each step comes from, and each thought that goes through your head during the modeling. I'd also like to know what we should be thinking when developing our own formulas and systems. I like this course a lot by the way. These suggestions are more for the viewer and the learning process."

- Alex Van Buskirk

Blender 2.7x Character Modeling For Beginners HD

"I'm a beginner at Blender and this course has been a welcome find well worth the price . With the Blender courses I've tried before this I grew frustrated over and over, because the instructors kept manipulating their models in nuanced ways that I failed to replicate, which would result in some later steps being impossible to accomplish due to the subtle, mounting disparity between my model and the one by the instructor. With the technique this instructor uses, I've found it possible and furthermore easy to replicate the steps shown with 100% accuracy. I'm thankful to say that after a string of courses that hampered my interest in 3D modeling and Blender, this course has actually gotten me more enthusiastic about learning!"

- Sebastian Sarviala

Blender 2.7x Character Modeling For Beginners HD

"Highly recommended. It takes a while to go through if you're modeling along with the instructor, but it's well worth it. His approach is logical and enlightening. I look forward to seeing more 3d courses from Riven."

- Segun O Mosuro

Blender 2.7x Character Modeling For Beginners HD

"The teacher explains everything in great detail to ensure that you not only learn but get the best product at the end of it."

- Duncan Campbell

Blender 2.7x Character Modeling For Beginners HD

"Love this course so much! Easy to follow along and if I get stuck I just re-watch tell I figure out what I did wrong."

- Danielle Edwards

Blender 2.7x Character Modeling For Beginners HD

"I am really enjoying this course so far. The instructor give very clear instructions on everything that he does."

- Stephen Pearson

Blender 2.7x Character Modeling For Beginners HD

"absolutely amazing course, Ive been searching for a good course like this for years."

- Treston Brown

Blender 2.7x Character Modeling For Beginners HD

"I am far from done with the course, but from what I did so far it really works out. I've been looking for a way to make a character without necessary using a reference. And this is a great way. Amazing results, with clear instructions, no problem to follow along. 2 thumbs up."

- Marc-Andre Pilon

Blender 2.7x Character Modeling For Beginners HD

"The tutorial has kept my interest as the formula system is far better to work with than other tutorials I have tried to use for creating characters."

- Kevin

Blender 2.7x Character Modeling For Beginners HD

"This is by far one of the best courses in blender I've seen. If you want to learn how to create a effective human model in a short amount of time this is the course for you."

- Engabriel Molina

Blender 2.7x Character Modeling For Beginners HD

"This one might very well be the best course on character modelling for Blender so far, I have still to do the teeth and tongue but I was easily able to follow all the steps to make the head, body, feet and hands, Riven explains everything in a good pace and actually takes his time to explain why he does things. Also, he already added to the course lessons on how to make the teeth and tongue and he's working on new ones, so it will get even better. Don't be fooled by the price, it has great value and is worth much more."

- Lucas Domiciano

Blender 2.7x Character Modeling For Beginners HD

"Absolutely fabulous course and techniques. I have watched many videos on modeling various organic objects but this has to be the best. Using this formula-based method has an elegant simplicity to it and is reflected in the simple topology of the final model. This technique will allow variations in any facial or body style one wants but it still will require some practice and artistic understanding of the subtleties of the organic forms. The videos are very easy to follow. A+. It would be fun to try this formula-based technique to animals and cartoon creatures."

- Jeff Segor

Blender 2.7x Character Rigging For Beginners HD

"I expected to only learn about how to use rig humans, but I have learned a lot more that I can apply to different models as well."

- Joey Best

Blender 2.7x Character Rigging For Beginners HD

"Great course for beginners! Many thanks to Riven"

- D Helen

Blender 2.7x Character Rigging For Beginners HD

"Yes. I am learning on the intricacies of blender than I had expected."

- Duncan Momanyi

Blender 2.7x Character Rigging For Beginners HD

"I like the fact that the instructor explains in detail."

- Daniel Watlington

Blender 2.7x Character Rigging For Beginners HD

"Very in-depth and informative. I followed it with Blender 2.8 and everything worked out perfectly! "

- Andriy Hrymalyuk

Blender 2.7x Character Rigging For Beginners HD

"Absolutely amazing. This is the most comprehensive Blender rigging course I've seen. Thanks Riven!"

- Cale

Blender 2.7x Character Rigging For Beginners HD

"Everything is very well explained so far , it is easy to understand and follow along."

- Gabi

Blender 2.7x Character Rigging For Beginners HD

"Great start, really excited to learn everything. Having videos showing the complete functionality of the final product is so helpful."

- Isaac F

Blender 2.7x Character Rigging For Beginners HD

"It's the Best Course Ever! The Instructor explains very well and in detail"

- Alex Nsia

Blender 2.7x Character Rigging For Beginners HD

"Took the Modeling for Beginners HD course which is fantastic. So happy that Riven completed it with this rigging course."

- John

Blender 2.7x Character Rigging For Beginners HD

"Best there is for complete humane rigging. cheers"

- Ansgar Schwarzer

Blender 2.7x Character Rigging For Beginners HD

"This is one of best rigging's blender course i've ever seen... It's long, it's true... but when you complete this course you are able to have a full vision of blender specs and features of that software. For me it's highly raccomand course, without any doubt!"

- Riccardo Mascarella

Blender 2.7x Character Rigging For Beginners HD

"Excellent. Riven's speech is easy to understand and he takes the time to explain concepts in detail, which is very helpful for the student. I hope he will do more courses in blender and 3D generally. Thankyou."

- Michael Porter

Blender 2.7x Character Rigging For Beginners HD

"I have a Physics degree so I understand the math ... the understanding of the operation of Blender from this point of view is as expected. However blenders handling of the bones and objects in all the different spaces is new to me - and explained very well."

- George Cap

Blender 2.7x Character Rigging For Beginners HD

"I suppose this course is as good as the previous one. A good step by step how to perform the task with an explanation of the tools used"

- Carlos Fuster de Aguilar

Blender 2.7x Character Rigging For Beginners HD

"this course is too good to be described by anyone ... everything is explained ... and thank you for this course ... step by step from zero ....THANK YOU !!"

- Artist jessica

Blender 2.7x Character Rigging For Beginners HD

"Thought that Blender would be impossible to learn but it's an lot more simple now that I understand the concepts."

- Brandon Ontama

Blender 2.7x Character Rigging For Beginners HD

"Although some may argue that there are some little of repetition (in terms of reminding why things are happening), which is true when you are going the first time through the video, but this makes each video independent of other videos. This makes the videos great reference for the future. I like that all these "mysterious" options are covered in details. I can say that now I "know" what I am doing. Also, the explanation of Quaternion is very good, (no linear algebra is involved, just geometry and intuition). I wasn't expecting to find this here. You will learn not only rigging, but a lot of other things about blender."

- Omar Makke

Blender 2.7x Character Rigging For Beginners HD

"One of the best ways to get started in rigging."

- Timothy J Mize

Blender 2.7x Character Rigging For Beginners HD

"Riven Pheonix, has a great way of teaching the user, in my eyes, highly complex techniques without the feeling of being overwhelmed. He has a relaxing pace and easy to follow instruction. The tutorial was very well organized and thought out perfectly keeping the end goal in mind. Thank you for this course, was very enjoyable."

- Andrew Hackett

Blender 2.7x Character Rigging For Beginners HD

"I wanted a detailed course in rigging and that is what I received. Much more detail than I had expected."

- Richard Hill

Blender 2.7x Character Rigging For Beginners HD

"Guy's doing wonders on introducing this thing to beginners. With little to no knowledge of blender's rigging workflow you can go there and see it through easily."

- Paulo Marcelo Spinola

Blender 2.7x Character Rigging For Beginners HD

"Tutorials are very detailed! Instructor gets very hardcore in explaining every aspect of the subject matter. I would recommend to anyone who wants to master the art of rigging in Blender."

- Daniel Evans

Blender 2.7x Character Rigging For Beginners HD

"Awesome course. I had some rigging experience prior to it but it certainly took it to a completely different level. The detailed explanations were priceless as most tutorials out there just go "put a bone here and there" w/o saying the reason behind it. Would love to see an advanced rigging course for stuff like additional face bones (lips, eyebrows, etc) and bones that might be used alongside with physics (clothes, hair, breasts, etc)."

- Bruno Fernando Figueiredo

Blender 2.7x Character Rigging For Beginners HD

"Glad to see creating a rig from scratch and in depth explanation of bones/rigging. This is a fundamental guide for any beginner to Blender's rigging system."

- Brad DuBois

Blender 2.7x Character Rigging For Beginners HD

"I like this course because he goes at a slow enough pace that makes it possible to follow along and verbally says what he is doing each time. He also explains things for people who want to know why something is done."

- Jennifer Martinez

Blender 2.7x Character Rigging For Beginners HD

"I'm beginner. this rigging lesson is simple but excellent good!!"

- Verysu Heo

Blender 2.7x Character Rigging For Beginners HD

"Well worth the money. The instructor provided comprehensive in-depth understanding of riging fundamentals, techniques and application. Came out with a few aha moments from this course, loved the delivery, pace and overview."

- David Tamayo

Blender 2.7x Character Rigging For Beginners HD

"Amazingly in-depth course--the instructor is incredibly well-prepared and goes into every aspect of Blender's rigging system in microscopic detail. This and his figure course are indispnesable for learning how to create a humanoid animated character in Blender"

- James G McNeill

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