Anatomy for the Artist
Barron's Educational Series, Incorporated, 2003 - Art - 143 pages
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.
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