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04/20/2021

Webinar for Portrait Society of America

The human face is probably the most rewarding part of the human figure for an artist to draw or paint. Head and face can also be an intimidating subject because of its inherent structural and physiognomic complexities. The demonstration in this webinar is for the artist interested in portraiture and in mastering this challenging yet fascinating subject, focusing on some of the fundamentals of the head
03/29/2021
Dynamic Human Anatomy an artists guide to structure, gesture and the figure in motion by Roberto Osti

PAFA Pours: Dynamic Human Anatomy

Join author and artist Roberto Osti for a Q&A on his new book, Dynamic Human Anatomy. This latest publication picks up where Osti’s prior publication Basic Human Anatomy leaves off and offers artists and art students a deeper understanding of anatomy, including anatomy in motion. Osti will discuss the landmarks of the human body, systematically presented in the book, and how to apply this knowledge toward the practice of figure drawing. Throughout the presentation, the artist will discuss artworks created during various historical periods that can further exemplify the method. The last portion of the event will be devoted to Q&A and a quick drawing demonstration.
03/11/2021
Dynamic Human Anatomy an artists guide to structure, gesture and the figure in motion by Roberto Osti

Dynamic Human Anatomy | The Book

Praise for Dynamic Human Anatomy "Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo and Raphael drew the human body with an understanding of its workings from the inside outside—as have thousands of artists since. Who better to teach this method than Roberto Osti, who trained as a medical illustrator before turning to fine art. . . . Dynamic Human Anatomy, a follow-up to his book Basic Human Anatomy, explains how this methodology can be used to reach beyond static depictions in order to 'convey a sense of life or express psychological character.'"
03/09/2021
Dynamic Human Anatomy an artists guide to structure, gesture and the figure in motion by Roberto Osti

Dynamism and Aesthetics of the Body

In anticipation of the release of my new book, i present a free talk on Dynamic Human Anatomy: An Artist's Guide to Structure, Gesture, and the Figure in Motion in collaboration with the New York Academy of Art.
03/09/2021
Dynamic Human Anatomy an artists guide to structure, gesture and the figure in motion by Roberto Osti

Reading the Body: The Landmarks

Join me Wednesday the 17th for a lecture and Q&A on my new book, "Dynamic Human Anatomy". "Dynamic Human Anatomy" picks up where my prior publication "Basic Human Anatomy" leaves off and offers artists and art students a deeper understanding of anatomy, including anatomy in motion, and how that essential skill is applied to the creation of fine figurative art.
03/01/2021

Drawing the Hand

The hand is a marvel of functionality and aesthetics. The complexity of its forms and its inherent mutability make it a challenging but extremely rewarding subject. This complexity can be better understood by conceptualizing its forms. In my anatomy and figure-drawing classes, I teach my students to focus on only a few essential characteristics of the hand at any given time, limiting its complexity. This method— which can be applied to other subjects as well—was developed during the Renaissance and has been further refined since.
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