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Tens of Thousands of Students

With tens of thousands of students worldwide Riven Phoenix videos courses are used by everyday artists to schools to leading entertainment studios world over.

Complete Figure Drawing Course HD

"This course is an excellent hands-on detailed walk through the process of drawing the human figure based on a systematic structure of anatomical study, and a solid foundation for serious figure drawing"

- Gerrit Verstraete, founder, Drawing Society of Canada

Complete Figure Drawing Course HD

"My name is Diane Kraus and I'm a freelance artist in Northeastern Pennsylvania. I've been seriously drawing and painting for about the last 15 years. I love figure drawing and portraiture. I have struggled for years to learn how to do exactly what your courses teach. I just finished the first 54 hours of The Structure of Man yesterday. I am in awe of how well the lessons taught me the invention of the figure, and how deeply seated that information now is in my mind. I'm going to take a few days to let it settle and practice some figures with all the muscles before I move on to the next course, but for the first time in my life I'm able to draw a decent realistic human figure from my imagination without looking at any sort of reference. Thank you, thank you, so much for that. Like a lot of artists writing testimonials for your courses, I've spent thousands of dollars on figure drawing classes. I got very good at copying, but not so much at understanding. You finally explained the human figure to me in all its parts, in a way that I could put it back together and make a whole. I feel so liberated. Again, thank you. I've written a blog post about my experiences with your course, urging other artists to try it out and to BUY it. The cost is nothing compared to what I've spent before, and for so much more knowledge and insight. If you'd like to read it over, and see some of my coursework drawings and some before and after drawings. You can see for yourself how your teaching affected my drawing, even with my nice "copied from reference" drawings in the background. I'm looking forward to continuing through all your courses, so I hope your website is not going anywhere soon! I've so appreciated the simple, straightforward approach, and your dedication and deep understanding of the artistic process and the subtle aspects of figure drawing. It's made more sense to me than years of classes with other teachers, so I thank you so much for sharing it with so many online. I really can't thank you enough. =) Many blessings to you and yours,"

- Diane Kraus

Complete Anatomy Drawing Course HD

"I am through lesson 92 on the Structure of Man Course. I have finished the skeleton and working on finishing up the muscles on the head.I just wanted to say thanks for making these courses available to everyone. I have taken anatomy classes at an art school and have been studying on my own before I purchased your courses. Both the art classes I took in anatomy/figure drawing and anatomy books have not come close to all the information you provide or the easiness to follow along and understand what is being taught. I noticed that my drawing skills have increased so rapidly in such a short of amount of time; both in amount of days I been drawing and the amount of hours in each day I that draw. Before using your Structure of Man Course I was drawing 5 or more hours a day for 2 or more weeks and would see only very small improvements in my drawing ability only after putting in that many hours (The old artist saying, if you want to get better at drawing you need to spend a lot of time drawing). Now I am able to see improvements in my drawing ability in a lot less time than before. You have provided me with so much hope, inspiration, and enjoyment with drawing again. I was really getting frustrated with having gone to art school and than being told by comic book artist that I need to work on my anatomy. It's like I paid the school just too sit in there seats and draw.I will definitely write you again after I am finished with the muscles section and let you know how much I have improved and I will be thanking you again for all that you have done.Thanks for giving me hope again."

- William Wolford

Top Companies Using Riven Courses

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Lucas Films

Founded in 1971, Lucasfilm is one of the world's leading entertainment companies and home to the legendary Star Wars and Indiana Jones franchises.

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Industrial Light & Magic is an American motion picture visual effects company that was founded in May 1975 by George Lucas.

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DreamWorks Pictures is an American film production label of Amblin Partners. It was founded in 1994 as a film studio by Steven Spielberg, Jeffrey Katzenberg and David Geffen.

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Pixar Animation Studios (Pixar) is an American computer animation film studio based in Emeryville, California. Pixar is a subsidiary of The Walt Disney.

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Electronics Arts

Electronic Arts is a leading publisher of games on Console, PC and Mobile. It is the second-largest gaming company in the Americas and Europe

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Warner Bros. Pictures

Home of Warner Bros Movies, TV Shows and Video Games including Harry Potter, DC Comics and more!

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Universal Studios

Universal Parks & Resorts is the theme park division of NBCUniversal and resort properties around the world.

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Ubisoft Entertainment SA is a French video game company headquartered in Montreuil with several development studios across the world. It publishes games for several video game franchises, including Assassin's Creed.

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Full Sail University

Full Sail University offers campus and online degree programs that are designed for the world of entertainment and media.