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Anatomy: A Complete Guide for Artists

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In this superb guidebook, a skilled practitioner of figure drawing demonstrates how to achieve mastery of anatomy through careful, knowledgeable articulation of the muscles and bones lying beneath the skin. Joseph Sheppard's concise instructions have been carefully integrated with over 250 halftone illustrations and over 180 line drawings to lead artists one step at a time ...more
Paperback, 224 pages
Published September 30th 1992 by Dover Publications (first published 1975)
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Martha Smith
Jul 04, 2014 Martha Smith rated it it was ok
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If you are interested in studying black and white chalk drawings of anatomy this book is for you. As a beginning drawing student I found some of the diagrams to be helpful. However, I would not buy this book. There are other anatomy books for artists that I found more instructive.
Hikaoru
Apr 20, 2016 Hikaoru rated it really liked it
Got two hours break between classes today and chose to skim through this. Oh how I wish I've had this during first year so I could draw in my logbook easier.

I think my favourite part from this book would be the head and neck where the drawing shows how to draw people looking up or down. The schematic drawing of the bones side by side with a line drawing of a person makes everything looks easy.

Great book but not much poses or hand or leg illustrations to practice with.
Amanda
Dec 01, 2009 Amanda rated it really liked it
My artwork went from childish to more realistic after studying anatomy with this book. One of the best things you can do is to actually copy drawings from an anatomy book over and over imprinting how body parts REALLY look and not how you think they do.
Serge Pierro
Aug 12, 2012 Serge Pierro rated it it was amazing
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An excellent book on anatomical structures and musculature. A must have for the serious student of figure drawing - comic book/graphic novel artists in particular.
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