Art Anatomy Simplified
This is the most entertaining and easy-to-use anatomy text you'll ever see. The author — a practiced artist, teacher, and cartoonist — delivers the keys to figure construction in a direct, easy-to-follow, and highly visual manner. Students of fine arts and commercial illustration alike will find this manual a practical foundation upon which to build their knowledge of anatomy— the background essential to anyone wishing to draw easily and with confidence.
This concise guide covers all of the most important functions and actions. Stressing the concept that figure drawing begins with a thorough understanding of muscles and skeletal framework, the author employs the methods first mastered by Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo, and Dürer. More than 350 drawings illustrate these lessons, which advance from simple anatomy studies to more complex tutorials on action sketches, perspective drawings, the use of charcoal, and other techniques and approaches.
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ACTION adult figure anatomy and figure ARM SUPINATION ART ANATOMY Simplified author feels base of nose BEGINNERS bone masses bone structure bones and muscles boxes brow locates CARTILAGE CHARLES CARLSON charts CLAVICLE curved dimensional Divide in half DRAWINGS—From EIGHT EQUAL eight head FEMUR figure construction FIGURE FIVE figure in art figure is divided FIGURE PROPORTIONS FORM SHADOW FRONT Full face GLAND GLUTEUS half the space HEAD IN CONSTRUCTION head in profile House of Little human figure locate point locates top lumbars MAXILLARY measurement MICHELANGELO mouth MUSCLE ARM Muscles and planes muscles—construction—drawings nose line nose to brow NUMBER one-half ORBICULARIS orbit oris PECTORALIS PELVIS plane of head plate rib cage SKETCHES skull small details space from brow spine STERNUM study anatomy SUPINATOR PRONATOR temporal plane THORAX THREE EQUAL SQUARES thru TOP OF CHIN top of forehead top of head TRAPEZIUS TRUNK ULNA AND RADIUS VASTUS width zygomatic arch