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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
I like Stephen Rogers Peck.
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Grays is a medical anatomy book, not much use for artists.
These might be more to your liking.
Or if you prefer a larger "coffee table" format with lots of nice pictures..
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
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.
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)
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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but really is a good one.