The Eaton-Houdon Écorché is my update of the classical anatomy figure by 18th Century sculptor Jean-Antoine Houdon. His original l’Écorché sculpture, produced in 1767 during his time in Rome, has been used by artists studying anatomy for centuries. It is celebrated for its balance, gesture and proportions but, to the trained eye, has always contained a handful of anatomical inaccuracies. Combine this with an overall loss of detail resulting from centuries of re-casting and the piece was in need of both an accuracy update and a sharpening of details. The result is shown above.
I will be returning to Montreal at the beginning of March to teach a two-day Anatomy Masterclass followed by two one-day Zbrush Figure Sculpting workshops. The dates for the masterclass are 1-2 March, and the Figure Sculpting sessions are on 3 and 4 March. The sessions are sponsored by the National Animation and Design (NAD) Centre and are open the public as well as industry professionals.
I will be giving an intensive two-day anatomy course at the The National Animation and Design Centre in Montreal, Canada on the 24th and 25th of August 2009. The course is open the public and industry professionals in and around Montreal. If you have a desire to deepen your knowledge of anatomy and improve your character skills, please stop by, I hope to see you there.