Classic Human Anatomy

Author: Valerie L. Winslow
Publisher: Watson-Guptill Publications
ISBN: 9780823024155
Release Date: 2009
Genre: Art

Offers insightful approaches to the complex subject of human anatomy. This title features three sections: the skeletal form, the muscular form, and action of the muscles and movement. It also includes illustrations that detail the movement and actions of the bones and muscles and charts that reveal the origins and insertions of the muscles. Packed with an extraordinary wealth of information, this is sure to become a new classic of art instruction.

Classic Human Anatomy

Author: Valerie L. Winslow
Publisher: Watson-Guptill Publications
ISBN: PSU:000067179602
Release Date: 2009
Genre: Art

With more than 400 step-by-step photographs in full colour plus 200 detailed drawings, polymer-clay crafters everywhere can learn how to sculpt realistic 6"- 8" figures using the author's simple technique. The author, Katherine Dewey, a well-known polymer clay teacher and sculptor, shares a wealth of information in such detail that they're accessible even to beginning sculptors. She covers the essentials of working with polymer clay, the fundamentals of figurative modeling (including measuring to achieve the right proportions in any scale), and how to make the tools that will ensure success. She shows readers how to recreate faces and expressions, male and female torsos, legs, hands and feet, all using a simple "appliqué" technique, in which clay is built up rather than carved away. Then, of course, there are finishing touches like clothing and costumes, paint and fibre, and - for those seeking a touch of fancy - a simple method for creating incredibly realistic butterfly or fairy wings. Topics include: selecting clay, making modelling tools, proportioning figures, posing, ethnic and gender subtleties, facial expressions, costumes in clay, and finishing touches.

Classic Human Anatomy in Motion

Author: Valerie L. Winslow
Publisher: Watson-Guptill
ISBN: 9780770434151
Release Date: 2015-08-04
Genre: Art

This essential companion book to the bestselling Classic Human Anatomy provides artists and art students with a deeper understanding of human anatomy and different types of motion, inspiring more realistic and energetic figurative art. Fine-art instruction books do not usually focus on anatomy as it relates to movement, despite its great artistic significance. Written by a long-time expert on drawing and painting human anatomy, Classic Human Anatomy in Motion offers artists everything they need to realistically draw the human figure as it is affected by movement. Written in a friendly style, the book is illustrated with hundreds of life drawing studies (both quick poses and long studies), along with charts and diagrams showing the various anatomical and structural components. This comprehensive manual features 5 distinct sections, each focusing on a different aspect of the human figure: bones and joint movement, muscle groups, surface form and soft tissue characteristics, structure, and movement. Each chapter builds an artistic understanding of how motion transforms the human figure and can create a sense of expressive vibrancy in one's art. From the Hardcover edition.

Human Anatomy for Artists The Elements of Form

Author: Eliot Goldfinger Artist/Anatomist
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 0199763100
Release Date: 1991-11-07
Genre: Science

The power of the image of the nude--the expressivity of the flesh--has inspired artists from the beginning. An understanding of human form is essential for artists to be able to express themselves with the figure. Anatomy makes the figure. Human Anatomy for Artists: The Elements of Form is the definitive analytical work on the anatomy of the human figure. No longer will working artists have to search high and low to find the information they need. In this, the most up-to-date and fully illustrated guide available, Eliot Goldfinger--sculptor, illustrator, scientific model-maker, and lecturer on anatomy--presents a single, all-inclusive reference to human form, capturing everything artists need in one convenient volume. Five years in the making, and featuring hundreds of photos and illustrations, this guide offers more views of each bone and muscle than any other book ever published: every structure that creates or influences surface form is individually illustrated in clear, carefully lit photographs and meticulous drawings. Informed by the detailed study of both live models and cadavers, it includes numerous unique presentations of surface structures--such as fat pads, veins, and genitalia--and of some muscles never before photographed. In addition, numerous cross sections, made with reference to CT scans, magnetic resonance imaging, and cut cadavers, trace the forms of all body regions and individual muscles. Information on each structure is placed on facing pages for ease of reference, and the attractive two-color format uses red ink to direct readers rapidly to important points and areas. Finally, an invaluable chapter on the artistic development of basic forms shows in a series of sculptures the evolution of the figure, head, and hands from basic axes and volumes to more complex organic shapes. This feature helps place the details of anatomy within the overall context of the figure. Certain to become the standard reference in the field, Human Anatomy for Artists will be indispensable to artists and art students, as well as art historians. It will also be a useful aid for physical and dance therapists, athletes and their trainers, bodybuilders, and anyone concerned with the external form of the human body. With the renewed interest in figurative art today, this will be an especially welcome volume.

Anatomy for the Artist

Author: Sarah Simblet
Publisher: Dk Pub
ISBN: STANFORD:36105110374084
Release Date: 2001
Genre: Art

Compiles drawings, photographs, and tips for drawing human nude forms, depicting the structure of the human body, bones, muscles, balance, the body as a whole, and specific parts of the body.

Anatomy and Drawing

Author: Victor Perard
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 9780486141770
Release Date: 2012-03-08
Genre: Art

Excellent line drawings and annotations of anatomical structure provide the beginning artist with just about everything one needs to know about drawing all parts of the human anatomy. 179 black-and-white illustrations.

Animal Anatomy for Artists

Author: Eliot Goldfinger
Publisher: OUP USA
ISBN: 9780195142143
Release Date: 2004-03-11
Genre: Art

A detailed guide perfect for all skill levels takes artists step-by-step through the process of depicting realistic animals, from drawings of skeletons and how they move at the joint, to comparisons of shapes and proportions and photographs of live animals.

Constructive Anatomy

Author: George Brant Bridgman
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 9780486211046
Release Date: 1920
Genre: Art

A variety of sketches depicting bone and muscle structure, as well as human features, illustrate these lessons in drawing human forms

Drawing Basics and Video Game Art

Author: Chris Solarski
Publisher: Watson-Guptill
ISBN: 9780823098484
Release Date: 2012-09-18
Genre: Art

"This book supports my own 30-year crusade to demonstrate that games are an art form that undeniably rivals traditional arts. It gives detailed explanations of game art techniques and their importance, while also highlighting their dependence on artistic aspects of game design and programming.” — John Romero, co-founder of id Software and CEO of Loot Drop, Inc. "Solarski’s methodology here is to show us the artistic techniques that every artist should know, and then he transposes them to the realm of video games to show how they should be used to create a far more artful gaming experience ... if I were an artist planning to do video game work, I’d have a copy of this on my shelf." — Marc Mason, Comics Waiting Room Video games are not a revolution in art history, but an evolution. Whether the medium is paper or canvas—or a computer screen—the artist’s challenge is to make something without depth seem like a window into a living, breathing world. Video game art is no different. Drawing Basics and Video Game Art is first to examine the connections between classical art and video games, enabling developers to create more expressive and varied emotional experiences in games. Artist game designer Chris Solarski gives readers a comprehensive introduction to basic and advanced drawing and design skills—light, value, color, anatomy, concept development—as well as detailed instruction for using these methods to design complex characters, worlds, and gameplay experiences. Artwork by the likes of Michelangelo, Titian, and Rubens are studied alongside AAA games like BioShock, Journey, the Mario series, and Portal 2, to demonstrate perpetual theories of depth, composition, movement, artistic anatomy, and expression. Although Drawing Basics and Video Game Art is primarily a practical reference for artists and designers working in the video games industry, it’s equally accessible for those interested to learn about gaming’s future, and potential as an artistic medium. Also available as an eBook From the Trade Paperback edition.

Slow Art

Author: Arden Reed
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 9780520285507
Release Date: 2017-06-27
Genre: Art

"More Americans visit art museums annually than attend all major-league sporting events. Yet many come away dissatisfied, because art rarely yields itself to the few seconds most viewers spend on individual works. In a culture of distraction, Slow Art models ways to extend and enrich acts of looking. This study defines a new aesthetic field crossing centuries and mediums, including video, photography, land and installation art, painting, performance, sculpture, and fiction. Also tableaux vivants ("living pictures"), live restagings of artworks. Often dismissed as marginal, the practice is fundamental--poised between motion and stasis, life and art--witness its current flourishing. This history of looking includes Diderot, Emma Hamilton, Oscar Wilde, Jeff Wall, Sam Taylor-Johnson, Andy Warhol, Richard Serra. But rather than a set of objects, slow art names a dynamic relationship that transpires between objects and observers. Slow art enacts tacit contracts between works that have designs on us and beholders who invest in them. Slow art emerged in the 18th century, when cultural acceleration created the need to cushion the pace of social life. Simultaneously, however, secularization closed off traditional means to do so. Slow art offers secular viewers pleasures and consolations that engaging sacred images did in ages of faith. Slow art offers objects their due attention, and offers observers meaningful encounters. Such experiences are available to everybody by practicing the pleasures of lingering. Because such opportunities are not given, Slow Art proposes strategies for artists, artworks, and beholders"--Provided by publisher.

Basic Human Anatomy

Author: Roberto Osti
Publisher: The Monacelli Press, LLC
ISBN: 9781580934381
Release Date: 2016-05
Genre: Anatomy, Artistic

A comprehensive, yet flexible and holistic approach to the human body for artists, Roberto Osti's method of teaching anatomy is exhaustive, but never loses sight of the fact that this understanding should lead to the creation of art. Basic Human Anatomy teaches artists the simple yet powerful formula artists have used for centuries to draw the human figure from the inside out. Osti, using the basic system of line, shape, and form used by da Vinci, Raphael, and Michelangelo, takes readers step-by-step through all the lessons needed in order to master this essential foundation skill. Organized progressively, the book shows readers how to replicate the underlying structure of the body using easy-to-understand scales and ratios; conceptualize the front and side views of the skeleton with basic shapes; add detail with simplified depictions of complex bones and joints; draw a muscle map of the body with volumetric form and realistic dimension; master the feet, hands, and skull to create realistic renderings of the human form; and apply a deeper knowledge of anatomy to finished drawings for more impact.

An Atlas of Anatomy for Artists

Author: Fritz Schider
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 9780486315652
Release Date: 2013-06-03
Genre: Art

Schider's complete, historical text is accompanied by a wealth of anatomical illustrations, plus a variety of plates showcasing master artists and their classic works on anatomy. 593 illustrations.

Yoga Anatomy 2nd Edition

Author: Leslie Kaminoff
Publisher: Human Kinetics
ISBN: 9781450419888
Release Date: 2012
Genre: Health & Fitness

Aimed at yoga enthusiasts and instructors, as well as a reference for fitness professionals and personal trainers, this book provides detailed anatomical illustrations of all standard yoga poses used by the majority of yoga practices.

Dance Anatomy 2nd Edition

Author: Haas, Jacqui Greene
Publisher: Human Kinetics
ISBN: 9781492545170
Release Date:
Genre: Performing Arts

Dance Anatomy is a visually stunning presentation of more than 100 of the most effective dance, movement, and performance exercises, each designed to promote correct alignment, improved placement, proper breathing, and prevention of common injuries.

Complete Guide to Life Drawing

Author: Gottfried Bammes
Publisher: Search PressLtd
ISBN: 1844486907
Release Date: 2011
Genre: Art

A comprehensive guide to drawing human beings accurately includes in-depth chapters covering proportion, structure, and posture, along with close studies of hands, feet, faces, and limbs.