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In my latest search through the internet and through the forums here looking for reference, I still have not seen a colection good for bone and muscle reference. So over the years I have been looking through image searches on various search engines and I think its about time we collaborate our resources together. So this is what I have found...nothing. I hope you have more than that =]
My mind shall idle, and the devil shall call...
There's precious little good animal anatomy material available on line. Fortunately, there are a bunch of good books, and most of them are available in cheap Dover editions. An Amazon search for "animal anatomy" is a good start...
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Crash Course for Artists, Illustrators, and Cartoonists, NYC, the 2013 Edition!
"Work is more fun than fun."
"Art is supposed to punch you in the brain, and it's supposed to stay punched."
Gottfried Bammes's "The Artist's Guide to Animal Anatomy" is the best that I know of.
"Beliefs are rules for action"
"Knowledge is proven in action."
"It's use is it's meaning."
I found "An Atlas of Animal Anatomy for Artists" by W. Ellenberger, H. Baum, and H. Dittricch at my school library today. It only has 13 animals, all mammals, but it gives all the information you could ever ask for on the animals it covers. It even does cross-sections of their limbs and torsos, for Pete's sake.
The Ellenberger et al. plates are available online as beautiful huge scans:
Veterinary Anatomical lllustrations (University of Wisconsin Digital Collections).
http://digicoll.library.wisc.edu/db/...arge/0001x.jpg (to /0080x.jpg; page images)
There are also two very detailed studies of the anatomy of domestic animals online (each around 1000 pages):
Chauveau, A., 1890. The Comparative Anatomy of the Domesticated Animals (transl. George Fleming).
http://chla.library.cornell.edu/t/te...00009.tifs.gif (to /00001014.tifs.gif: page images)
Sisson, Septimus, 1921. The Anatomy of the Domestic Animals, Second edition.
http://chla.library.cornell.edu/t/te...00003.tifs.gif (to /00000930.tifs.gif: page images)
I posted these links on our wiki about 6 months ago, along with a few others, mostly of more historical interest, but I get the feeling not many people go there: