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    Anatomy reference books?

    hi all

    I was just wondering if any one has some suggestions for a good anatomy reference book

    Someone has advised me that there's one called grays anatomy but it seems a bit scientific and i was just wondering if there might be a better reference

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    I like Stephen Rogers Peck.
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    My fav's.

    The Human Machine- George Bridgman

    Dynamic Anatomy- Burne Hogarth
    Dynamic Figure Drawing- Burne Hogarth.
    2011 Sketchbook

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    Grays is a medical anatomy book, not much use for artists.

    These might be more to your liking.
    http://www.amazon.com/Atlas-Human-An...934665-0142517
    http://www.amazon.com/Dynamic-Anatom...e=UTF8&s=books
    http://www.amazon.com/Constructive-A...e=UTF8&s=books

    Or if you prefer a larger "coffee table" format with lots of nice pictures..
    http://www.amazon.com/Anatomy-Artist...e=UTF8&s=books

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    if i were to be stranded on an island with a sketchpad, a pencil, a model and one anatomy book - it would be Artisitic Anatomy - Paul Richer

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    I agree with all the above posts, I have found recently that resources that include high quality photographs of real models really work well along side the more 'drawn' books of hogarth/bridgman ect.

    Sarah Simblet's 'anatomy for the artist' includes such photos plus nice clear draw overs of muscle/skeleton groups.

    Another good resource I have recently discovered for poses is Virtual Pose, a series of CD's that gives something like 50 fully 360 degree rotatable poses per CD that you can also zoom in on, although I haven’t yet bought any of the discs I have tried out two poses that came free with the last two Imagine FX issues and found it a really good resource.

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    I second Elwell on Peck...the guy is damn near flawless and I want it soooo badly myself...anyone know any ebooks? (Just until I can make some paper to buy the materials I need)

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    Hi,

    Check out this thread - I have a lot of books listed there that I have found very useful over the years, and particularly as a student:

    Anatomy Resources : BOOKS

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    Bridgeman and Richer are a very good choice. Further I would recommand Burne Hogarth and Gottfried Bammes. Unfortunately the latter is in german but the best anatomy book available.

    John Watkiss
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    play boy? ... play girl? (if your into that kind of thing...*shutters*)lol

    but really Anatomy reference books? is a good one.

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