Compiles drawings, photographs, and tips for drawing human nude forms, depicting the structure of the human body, bones, muscles, balance, the body as a whole, and specific parts of the body.
Anatomy for the Artist
Author: Jeno Barcsay
Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.
Human anatomy--from skeleton and musculature in motion to facial characteristics and expression--is studied through text and illustrations that emphasize the body structures important to the artist in his or her visual representations, in a comprehensive new edition of the classic handbook for artists.
The power of the image of the nude--the expressivity of the flesh--has inspired artists from the beginning. An understanding of human form is essential for artists to be able to express themselves with the figure. Anatomy makes the figure. Human Anatomy for Artists: The Elements of Form is the definitive analytical work on the anatomy of the human figure. No longer will working artists have to search high and low to find the information they need. In this, the most up-to-date and fully illustrated guide available, Eliot Goldfinger--sculptor, illustrator, scientific model-maker, and lecturer on anatomy--presents a single, all-inclusive reference to human form, capturing everything artists need in one convenient volume. Five years in the making, and featuring hundreds of photos and illustrations, this guide offers more views of each bone and muscle than any other book ever published: every structure that creates or influences surface form is individually illustrated in clear, carefully lit photographs and meticulous drawings. Informed by the detailed study of both live models and cadavers, it includes numerous unique presentations of surface structures--such as fat pads, veins, and genitalia--and of some muscles never before photographed. In addition, numerous cross sections, made with reference to CT scans, magnetic resonance imaging, and cut cadavers, trace the forms of all body regions and individual muscles. Information on each structure is placed on facing pages for ease of reference, and the attractive two-color format uses red ink to direct readers rapidly to important points and areas. Finally, an invaluable chapter on the artistic development of basic forms shows in a series of sculptures the evolution of the figure, head, and hands from basic axes and volumes to more complex organic shapes. This feature helps place the details of anatomy within the overall context of the figure. Certain to become the standard reference in the field, Human Anatomy for Artists will be indispensable to artists and art students, as well as art historians. It will also be a useful aid for physical and dance therapists, athletes and their trainers, bodybuilders, and anyone concerned with the external form of the human body. With the renewed interest in figurative art today, this will be an especially welcome volume.
Anatomy for the Artist
Author: Peter Stanyer, Tom Flint
Publisher: Arcturus Publishing
Anatomy for the Artist is a book by artists for artists, and presents a dynamic visual record of the fundamental characteristics and creative possibilities of the human form. For hundreds of years' artists have developed their skills by drawing the human body. Bones and muscles, although largely hidden from view, reveal a great deal about us and are key components of expression. All artists need to understand how these structures affect movement and posture, creating character and making what are general physical attributes entirely personal. No unnecessary medical jargon is included, only visually stunning yet accurate artworks, showing the artist what he needs to know in order to bring the human form to life.
Anatomy for the Artist
Author: Daniel Carter (pisatelj.)
Publisher: Parragon Pubishing India
The comprehensive reference on the structure and depiction of the human form is comprised of technical information and numerous drawings and photographs
Classic Human Anatomy
Author: Valerie L. Winslow
Publisher: Watson-Guptill Publications
Offers insightful approaches to the complex subject of human anatomy. This title features three sections: the skeletal form, the muscular form, and action of the muscles and movement. It also includes illustrations that detail the movement and actions of the bones and muscles and charts that reveal the origins and insertions of the muscles. Packed with an extraordinary wealth of information, this is sure to become a new classic of art instruction.
A detailed guide perfect for all skill levels takes artists step-by-step through the process of depicting realistic animals, from drawings of skeletons and how they move at the joint, to comparisons of shapes and proportions and photographs of live animals.
Learn how to define structure and capture emotions with this comprehensive artist's guide to drawing the human head.
Schider's complete, historical text is accompanied by a wealth of anatomical illustrations, plus a variety of plates showcasing master artists and their classic works on anatomy. 593 illustrations.
Anatomy for the Artist
Publisher: Barrons Educational Series Incorporated
The newest title in this attractive series for ambitious art students, teachers, and experienced hobbyists presents detailed instruction in human anatomy, which is the basis for drawing and painting the human figure in all of its thematic and stylistic variations. The profusely illustrated text focuses on the human skeleton and muscles, and shows students how to determine correct body proportions and render natural looking poses. Students who master the techniques as they are shown in this book will have developed the necessary skills to create finished portraits as well as convincing human figures within the context of a variety of painting genres.
The exercises contained in this book are designed to help the beginner draw with understanding and honesty. For the more experienced artist, the ordered sequence is intended to clarify aims and concentrate attention on enquiry and discovery.
This essential companion book to the bestselling Classic Human Anatomy provides artists and art students with a deeper understanding of human anatomy and different types of motion, inspiring more realistic and energetic figurative art. Fine-art instruction books do not usually focus on anatomy as it relates to movement, despite its great artistic significance. Written by a long-time expert on drawing and painting human anatomy, Classic Human Anatomy in Motion offers artists everything they need to realistically draw the human figure as it is affected by movement. Written in a friendly style, the book is illustrated with hundreds of life drawing studies (both quick poses and long studies), along with charts and diagrams showing the various anatomical and structural components. This comprehensive manual features 5 distinct sections, each focusing on a different aspect of the human figure: bones and joint movement, muscle groups, surface form and soft tissue characteristics, structure, and movement. Each chapter builds an artistic understanding of how motion transforms the human figure and can create a sense of expressive vibrancy in one's art.
Anatomy for artists
Author: Anthony Apesos
A comprehensive, visual reference for any artist seeking to portray the human figure includes detailed information on the function and form of body structures, as well as unique instructions for learning anatomy through seeing and feeling each structure on one's own body, and dozens of pen-and-ink drawings. Original. 15,000 first printing.
Presents a guide to stylized figure anatomy for artists wishing to emulate one of today's popular streamlined comic book styles, with step-by-step demonstrations and studies of major muscle groups, heads, hands, and feet.