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    Bridgeman Anatomy Books

    Are Bridgman anatomy books good for a person who is a not too new to human anatomy? One person on youtube says if you copy his drawings and test what you learned afterwards you'll get better at the end, but another says that beginners will waste their time and get confused because they will copy his marks without knowing why. Any thoughts? I want to learn anatomy using the Bridgman book I got, but I also don't want to waste my time because I only have so much time before I need to apply to art schools. Thanks :>


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    The bulk of people studying from Bridgman are copying his marks without knowing why, wasting their time. Bridgman gives excellent examples of good anatomy drawings, but doesn't explain his process, so most people will not be able to learn from him. Instead, study http://www.proko.com, who does a terrific job on explaining the process.
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    Guess I'll start where I left off a few months ago.

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    Bridgman is meant to be used in conjunction with life drawing. If you aren't in daily or weekly life drawing sessions putting his ideas into practice with a live model, you aren't using the information correctly.

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    Proko made video about how to study his book, definitely not for beginner you need to know about basic anatomy and structure as his drawings can be confusing if you dont know it, I feel like every anatomy book/video should be used with life drawing as then it makes better sense. I think you should do Loomis or Proko first as those are far easier to understand
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    Yeah I'm doing Proko right now and he's the guy who said that beginners will waste their time and get confused.

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