Anatomy for the Artistby Tom Flint
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.
With over 200 illustrations.
- Sterling Publishing
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- Product dimensions:
- 7.40(w) x 10.22(h) x 0.80(d)
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I could only wish there were more like this---I've been looking for a long time for an art reference book with a wider variety of unusual poses and body types, and this has been really helpful.
I have many anatomy books, both medical as well as artistic and this one is my favorite. Not only is it medically detailed and technically good but the artwork throughout is very inspiring. However the exceptional part of this book is the mixed drawings towards the end that mix skeletal structure with muscle renderings and fleshy skin, in which you can see many layers at once. Don¿t let the cover scare you away, it isn't as traditional as it appears, and there is very little text to get in the way. My opinion is that art books should be filled with art not endless discourse. If you want a very mechanical understanding of structure as well as inspiration for pulling out the drawing board this is the book to get. It is unique in its practical presentation of an often, dry subject as well in its artistic expression.
This is the worst anatomy book I have ever seen. In some drawings it doesn't even get the number of ribs right. The proportions are off on almost every drawing with pinheads and enormous hands. The only reason to buy this is for entertainment we've had many good laughs over the drawings on a course teaching the subject. //Sven