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fineart.sk : Lots of good references.
http://div.dyndns.org/references/ : Has a few specific things - eyes, hands feet, etc...
http://www.anticz.com/heads.htm : Great page on head construction; don't know if theres any actual references though.
I'm sure theres a thread for just reference material somewhere around here too.
Just a note about eyes(that first link reminded me)
I've read some places that you should put the pupil dead center or the iris, because that's how it is...
Well, that's wrong. My pupil isn't dead center, and neither is any I've ever seen, aside from art. Some are pretty close, though.
If one is closer to the top, both are. If one is closer to the nose, both are.
Just thought I'd add that for anyone who reads this.
Specifically for the facial muscles you could start with:
These seem to be derived from a number of rather antique anatomical handbooks.
You may already know about the excellent huge scans from historical anatomical works, including Vesalius and Albinus, available on the US National Library of Medicine site:
There are several detailed head studies in the macabre set from Gautier D'Agoty, and facial muscles also show in complete flayed figures in several of the other sets.
From the "Dream Anatomy" webexhibit from same institution, studies of facial muscles by Albrecht von Haller
and Jean-Galbert Salvage
and of course there's also Henry Gray
Finally. it wouldn't hurt to remind people of a post here some time back that the complete set of plates from the original French edition of Richer's Artistic Anatomy is available as a PDF from:
On the first page click on "Télécharger"
On the next page click on "OK"
The PDF download link "en cliquant ici" (in blue) appears in a few seconds.
Hope some of this helps!
Thanks for the great links guys! Unfortunately for this thread, I got some great anatomy books for Christmas. If I can't find anything in those though I got this bookmarked
Thanks aswell, these are great. I have around 6 books, but with these too I cannot go and get my self trapped in a one way street now
If you dont mind could you tell me the name of the books you got?
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or any other good anatomy books?
Drawing Dynamic Hands: Burne Hogarth. Great for getting hand drawings correct.
The Artists Complete Guide to Facial Expressions: Gary Faigin. Great for animators, but also useful for artists.
Dynamic Wrinkles and Drapery: Burne Hogarth. Trouble with drawing clothes when in motion? Look no further.
Anatomy for the artist: Jeno Barcsay. Great to see all those little parts of the body and also to learn there names.
Dynamic Anatomy: Burne Hogarth. Teaches you the history of how anatomy studies was founded and also images for you to copy with descriptions so that u can learn what parts are. Also the basics on how to draw a person.
Dynamic Heads: Burne Hogarth, If any, choose this, its great to study how to draw the head correctly and easier (its never easy )
I also bought Digital Art books, but u didnt ask for those.
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