Exploring The Human Figure - Introduction by Robert Joyner

Exploring The Human Figure - Introduction

The perfect introduction the drawing the human figure.

Hi, I'm Robert Joyner

And I've created Let's Explore Figures for people like you that want to develop the necessary skills and techniques for painting people.

This course is highly recommended for beginners and those that want to stop painting stiff figures.
If you've always wanted to...
  • Learn the necessary skills to draw the human figure.
  • How to create quick & loose gestural studies.
  • Techniques for painting the figure.
Then this course is for you!
  • Discover quick and easy methods for drawing male and female bodies.
  • Discover what you need to know about the main body parts.
  • Never draw, or paint, stiff figures again.
  • Build a solid foundation for painting people in motion.


Brilliant art vibe!
P. Stowe
Lucille F.

Course Overview

  • Lessons are pre-recorded, no need to be present at specific time(s)
  • 9 detailed video tutorials
  • Use your preferred medium
  • Complete breakdown on how to draw and paint the human figure
  • Excellent for beginners, or those that struggle painting figures
  • Ask questions & get answers
  • Lifetime access when you purchase - come back and watch whenever you like!
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What's included?

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Getting Started
Material List
Sketches & Drawings
Basic Proportions
9 mins
First Assignment
Artist Gallery - First Assignment
First Assignment Critiques
5 mins
Simplified Construction
19 mins
Second Assignment
Artist Gallery - Second Assignment
Second Assignment Critiques
6 mins
Gesture Drawing - Part One
7 mins
Gesture Drawing - Part Two
6 mins
Gesture: Quiz
Value Study
The Drawing
5 mins
Value Study With Watercolor
5 mins
Demo Two - The Drawing
3 mins
Demo Two - Adding Value
4 mins
Value Study: Quiz
Final Demonstration With Watercolor
Adding The Drawing
5 mins
Finished Painting
9 mins
Third Assignment
Artist Gallery - Third Assignment
Critiques - Assignment Three
6 mins
The Next Level


Is this a live event?

No. Since we have students from all over the world, it makes it impossible to schedule live courses. These lessons have been pre-recorded so that you can watch anytime and anywhere as long as you have high-speed Internet connection on a desktop, laptop, tablet or smartphone.

You can watch the videos in parts if you can't watch the entire video all at once. You can forward and rewind the video lessons from your instructor as often as you wish during your enrollment in the course. This is an added bonus, because everyone knows that there is no rewinding instructors information when taking a physical workshop. We made it easy for anyone in the world to learn from the very best.

Do these courses need to be viewed on desktop computer only?

No. As long as you have high-speed Internet connection our courses can be viewed on a desktop, laptop or mobile device.

We support Mac OS X & iOS plus Windows & Android operating systems.

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How do I ask questions?

You can ask a question anytime during your enrollment in a course. Your instructor will be as interactive as he can, so ask away. Remember, the instructor receive a lot of questions so be patient if they don't respond right away especially when it comes to communicating over different time zones.

Why take fine art courses online?

Your instructor, Robert Joyner, is a full time renowned artists and are passionate about teaching. All of the workshop material from the filming to editing has been put together for those that who want you to excel in their art journey. These lessons and assignments have been designed for artists at every skill level and for the following mediums: acrylic, watercolor and mixed media. The lessons have a perfect blend of traditional fundamentals with expressive techniques.
There are many advantages:
• Learn and engage from the privacy & comfort of your studio
• No travel required
• Watch course lessons 24/7, whenever it fits into your schedule
• Fully optimized for your mobile devices so that learning on the go is easy and convenient

Do I need fast Internet connection?

Yes – it will help alleviate frustration.  All Painthog courses stream in HD. A minimum download speed of 5.0 Mbps is recommended to stream video lessons and attend these courses.

You may check with your Internet provider (ISP) or click here to visit speedtest.net and test your download speed before enrolling in a course.. If your system downloads at less than 5.0 Mbps you will experience streaming video issues and this makes watching unenjoyable. 

For our international and frequent traveling students we recommend checking this handy link for internet speeds across the world to see if you'll have good connection. 

Lastly, if you can watch this video without interruption then your Internet is most likely fast enough for our courses.

Can I get a refund?

No refunds are available. We offer credit to take another course when your time allows. 

What level of computer knowledge will I need for the courses & workshops?

A basic level of computer understanding is needed. Our technology is simple and very easy to use! If you can browse the Internet, type in a password, play a video, upload a photo then you can easily attend our courses. 

How do online courses work?

  • Once you enroll you will have instant access to all available content.
  • As new content becomes available, see chart of Important dates, you will get an email notification.
  • Assignments will help you test your skills.
  • The quizzes will further enhance your online learning experience.