The Gnomon Workshop

Anatomy for Artists: Understanding the Back and Shoulder Muscles


Rey Bustos headshot

Rey Bustos
Illustrator and Instructor


Rey Bustos graduated as an illustrator with honors from the Art Center College of Design in 1989 and was elected by the student body to be the student speaker at their graduation. Rey then went on to illustrate for many companies and magazines as well as having numerous fine art exhibits since 1990. He was represented by the San Marino Gallery in Pasadena for years until he laid down his brushes to teach. Rey has been teaching since 1990 and is now considered one of the preeminent artistic anatomy teachers in the country. He is known for his lively and passionate lectures and his enthusiasm is very evident and contagious. Rey currently teaches at the Art Center College of Design where he is currently an associate professor. He also teaches at the Los Angeles Academy of Figurative Art , Kline Academy in Culver City , an online class with Computer Graphics Masters Academy (CGMA), he has recorded online tutorials and a class in 3-D anatomy/ecorche’ with New Masters Academy and he is also teaches Analytical Figure Drawing, Drawing and Composition, 3D Anatomy/Ecorche’, 2D Anatomy and a class that he created, Imaginatomy; An Anatomical Approach to Animal and Character Development. He is being published by Design Studio Press and has an artistic anatomy book that is due to be released in April of 2020.