I've personally found that anatomy books are better reference manuals.
My better understanding of anatomy arose with actually taking classes with a full model to draw from life, alongside tutelage of the different muscles and bone structures. THEN i looked into anatomy books for useful reference material.
It was more effective to have an actual understanding of the human body before i tinkered with applying specific anatomy to them by referencing from specifics in books.
alas i am away from my bookshelf right now to list my choices
Complete Bridgman guide of human anatomy, Vanderpoel the human figure,
Imagine FX anatomy edition by ron lemen (limited copies of the maginzine is still in stock), and it seems someone already mentioned hampton's figure drawing but noone mentioned andrew loomis lol
Last edited by GDM; August 14th, 2012 at 09:36 AM.