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.
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.
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.
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.