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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
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.
Amanda
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
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.
Radoslav Minchev
This book + Fred Fixler's lesson - http://goo.gl/SVMkD = Brilliant Formula!
Jedkimball
Much superior to Shepard's other text. Light shadow concepts are strong
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