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Learn the basics of anatomy with Francis Vallejo, such as the skull, major muscle groups, and a complete guide to the human skeleton.


This video course has been produced exclusively for Pencil Kings and is specially designed to help you make real progress with your art.

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Meet Your Instructor

Ringling College graduate, Francis Vallejo, is an artist and illustrator with over 10 years’ experience. He’s an assistant professor at the College for Creative Studies in Detroit and recently completed a picture book on Harlem Jazz published by Candlewick Press. His video courses help explain fundamental and advanced art skills in a fun, easy-to-follow style, and are packed with useful resources and study guides.


Master the basics of anatomy and figure drawing with simple explanations and clear, easy-to-follow diagrams.

Watch This Course and Learn:

  • The structure and proportions of the skull
  • How to draw the bones and major muscle groups in the body
  • How to draw the muscles in the face, neck, and torso
  • How the bones of the skeleton work together

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Course Lesson Plan

(click the modules below for full details on each one)

Module 1: Introduction to Anatomy 

Module 2: The Skull

Module 3: The Upper Body and Lower Body Skeleton Explained

Module 4: Muscles of the Face and Neck

Module 5: Muscles of the Torso

This is a great intro to anatomy

This is a great intro to anatomy, as well as a good speed "brush-up" for those of us who are trying to learn and remember a million things at once. Love the concise, straightforward style of teaching.

– John M.