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I am trying to learn realistic anatomy so looking for some good books .
can u guys plz suggest me some good books ?
at this time i am studying on 'Anatomy and drawing by Victor Perard' , which is a really interesting book O.O
My favourite is Peck's Atlas of Human Anatomy for the Artist, and Michael Hampton's Figure Drawing: design and invention...
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
My favorite is Schider's Atlas of Anatomy for Artists. Dozens of different artists including masters drawings, so you get to see the same stuff approached in different ways.
Sadly, it looks like the hardcover is out of print.
I was once on the receiving end of a critique so savagely nasty, I marched straight out of class to the office and changed my major (sketchbook).
Should you want to learn about animal anatomy, too, The Art of Animal Drawing by Ken Hultgren is great
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.
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You cannot go past Loomis for learning anatomy, you can find his books as free download PDFs all over the web
Michael Hampton's Figure Drawing: Design and Invention is also worth mentioning. Superb stuff. It includes everything you need to know before starting a life drawing class.
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