Artist's Guide to Human Anatomy (Dover Books on Anatomy)

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This profusely illustrated book by a master of the subject offers a complete course in transforming the study of anatomy into art, with emphasis on the skills needed to draw the human body "from the inside." Each stage of the course progresses logically through the body's main areas — trunk, limbs, head, and features, with the whole body eventually viewed as a complete entity. Scores of drawings by painters, graphic artists, sculptors, art teachers and students accompany a text on techniques that even beginners ...

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Overview

This profusely illustrated book by a master of the subject offers a complete course in transforming the study of anatomy into art, with emphasis on the skills needed to draw the human body "from the inside." Each stage of the course progresses logically through the body's main areas — trunk, limbs, head, and features, with the whole body eventually viewed as a complete entity. Scores of drawings by painters, graphic artists, sculptors, art teachers and students accompany a text on techniques that even beginners can master. 55 figures in color; 141 in black and white.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780486436418
  • Publisher: Dover Publications
  • Publication date: 9/17/2004
  • Series: Dover Anatomy for Artists Series
  • Pages: 144
  • Sales rank: 428,573
  • Product dimensions: 8.34 (w) x 10.92 (h) x 0.30 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction 7
1 Studies of proportion 9
2 Studies of standing and seated poses in repose 20
3 Studies of locomotive and expressive movements 32
4 Studies of the skull and head 36
5 Studies of the construction, function and plastic behavior of the leg 44
6 Studies of the construction, function and movement of the torso 55
7 Studies of the skeleton based on visualization 69
8 Studies of the construction, functioning and plastic behavior of the hand and arm 75
9 Studies of the whole figure 107
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