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November 21st, 2005 #1
Looking for a book/site that covers fat...
Basically...I've been hunting high and low and haven't found anything that really covers fat on humans (or any beasts) in any real detail. I was wondering if anyone had any helpful signposts they could toss up that covers the subject. (I'm a visual/tactile learner...so a strong picture based method would be preferred, but truthfully I'd be glad for anything at the moment even though text is harder for me to learn from)
While I do try and use references as much as possible, I'm mainly looking for different methods people use to display these aspects when they don't have a reference available.
Also the issue doesn't alude me, as to how it's usually hard to find a wide enough assortment of the different body types and such - for some reason most references I see are either 'relatively thin', 'muscular', or 'very fat' - I've yet to find good references that are 'pudgy' (ie not thin, average, or muscular, but just a bit overweight). I'm fairly confident in my ability to create the 'fat rolls' and such, since it's simply soft squishy mass under skin, it's the positioning that's giving me trouble (especially in the non-torso regions - such as arms/necks/legs/face), and the 'pudgy' body types (where you don't really have rolls yet unless they're leaning heavily in a direction)
I've tried several different searches on google/yahoo/dogpile/msn/etc., as well as on several forums and came up with about squat... although I could just be Mr. Dunce at searching for them (spent about 3 days searching in my free time for references - total of a few hours). I'm able to find muscle anatomy/skeletal anatomy/etc. all fairly easily...just this one subject seems to be eluding me, and frustrating me to no end (I'm trying to understand fat better so I can do some 'non-comical' overweight characters - which using gut instinct and memory seems to keep giving me ).
Any help is appreciated since it's the only thing about anatomy that I want to study yet am having a hard time finding, the rest have been fairly easy to find *especially skeletal*... (I put this here because it seemed most appropriate to me - since it is about refining work, and maybe someone else can get some use out of it)
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Well depending on how gutsy you are you could just find someone who looks like what you're looking for and ask them to model for you.
A life drawing class at the community college is likely to give you more average body types, and is not that much more expensive than a couple books.
Short of that, go sit in the food court at the mall and sketch people. But spend more time looking at the model than at your paper. That's how you'll learn.
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November 21st, 2005 #3
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I'm pretty sure that Artistic Anatomy by Dr. Paul Richer has a section on fat tissues on the human body.
Or at least when I did an ecorche, my teacher kept mentionning it in the book and what a sad fact we didn't have time to get into it. I havent had the time yet to go into that though!
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go on an all McDonalds diet for a month, then just use the mirror.
November 22nd, 2005 #6
November 22nd, 2005 #7
just take pics of me lol im the pudgiest bastard i know and yet im oddly satisfied=) plus i never am cold!
November 22nd, 2005 #8
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November 22nd, 2005 #9
November 23rd, 2005 #10
Thanks for the replies, and sorry for the slow response.
About the Community College Suggestion - I already went through most of the Bachelor's in Art program (Fine Art/Studio Art depending on who you ask) at the nearby university (the rest are a good few hours drive away :p) - although I didn't finish the complete cirriculum (switched to Business, but moving down to Texas due to RL in the next few months - and will likely try to get into another University there). Where drawing from a model is great, and can get you many different views, it doesn't get you inside to understand HOW the fat is formed and distributed throughout the body (basically I need to know a bit more 'under the skin' information ).
I will be sure to check out the books mentioned, and from what I can tell by different reviews they're both excellent books.
Again, Thanks for all the responses.
November 23rd, 2005 #11
November 23rd, 2005 #12it doesn't get you inside to understand HOW the fat is formed and distributed throughout the body
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