Alexander Ryzhkin Presentation

On Saturday, January 19, we welcome Alexander Ryzhkin to give a presentation on "Anatomical transformation in drawing game characters".


Alexander Ryzhkin is an experienced classical drawing teacher working at the Moscow State Stroganov Academy of Industrial and Applied Arts. He is a member of the Artists' Union of Russia and the Russian Academy of Arts. He is a practising illustrator, painter and sculptor.


Many modern games exploit dragons, aliens and other unusual living creatures. To make these creatures look believable an artist has to know the structure of the body — specifically how the bones, joints and muscles work. This information will be equally useful to both 2D and 3D artists.


Alexander will talk about anatomy and options for its transformation.


He will cover the following:
- Combining human and horse anatomy to create a realistic centaur.
- Building believable skeletons and a muscle system for a winged humanoid.
- Limb deformation of fantastical creatures in action poses.


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