Human Anatomy: An Artist's Step-by-step Guide to Techniques and Materials

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New Holland, 2002 - Art - 80 pages
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For hundreds of years, artists have studied the underlying structure of the human body in order to draw or paint figures accurately. The instant-start approach of this series is so simple that the reader can begin work immediately on original projects. The book gives a grounding in anatomy, covering the key areas from the artist's viewpoint. Starting with an introduction to the history of the study of anatomy for art, the book then provides a list of materials and equipment that are used in anatomical drawing and painting. The next chapter explains the basic structures of the human body and how the underlying parts go to create the superficial human appearance. There are then eight projects through which to practise anatomical knowledge. The book provides a sound basis for expanding skills and teaches how to produce an anatomically accurate finished piece.

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The Beginner's Guide Human Anatomy: An artist's Step-by-Step Guide to Techniques and Materials

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These three volumes line up nicely as a good beginner's book on anatomy drawing, an advanced one, and a specialized volume on the watercolor figure in context. In his Beginner's Guide, Horton (DK Art ... Read full review


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How the Body Works
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JAMES L. HORTON is general manager in charge of the public relations unit of Poppe Tyson, a nationwide integrated communications firm. He has extensive management and other experience in investor relations, corporate communications, marketing, and communications consulting. Among his clients are financial services firms, computer and high-tech companies, a German auto manufacturer, oil, chemical, and environmental treatment firms, consumer packaged goods manufacturers, basic manufacturers and utilities. Horton writes and lectures frequently on business management practices and quality in corporate communications. Horton holds a Masters in marketing and finance from the J.L. Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University

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