Anatomy For The Artist

    No matter what your profession may be, you won't get far without a portfolio. Employers are not only interested in your digital content, but they want to see what your talent utilizing pencil and paper. Even at Pixar, when submitting a demo reel they ask for your portfolio. They want to know where your ideas are coming from and how much of a raconteur you are. Today, I would like to share one of the most profound books that I have read as far as art and anatomy. The writer is Sarah Simblet and the photographer is John Davis. This book is phenomenal. It covers everything from muscular structure to portraits to posing. If you are unaware of anatomy and perception then you should definitely look into buying this. It's like having your own life sessions at any given time. The only thing that you do not have is the critique, but you must first gain the experience. I have taken numerous drawing courses throughout school and by no means am I an expert on anatomy. . . yet, however, practice makes perfect.

    Product Description
    In Anatomy for the Artist, acclaimed artist and teacher Sarah Simblet unveils the extraordinary construction of the human body, and celebrates its continual prominence in Western Art.

    The transparent body. Using superb, specially commissioned photographs of male and female models, together with historical and contemporary works of art, and her own illustrations, Sarah shows us how to see inside the human frame, to map its muscle groups, skeletal strength, balance, poise, and grace. Selected drawing superimposed over photographs reveal fascinating relationships between external appearance and internal structure.

    Drawing from life. Six drawing classes guide the reader to see the human body afresh, offering techniques and attitudes that imaginatively show how to view and draw the skeleton, head, ribcage, pelvis, hands, and feet.

    Dissecting the Masters. By investigating ten Masterworks, the author demonstrates different artist's ideas and knowledge across time, ranging from Holbein's Christ Entombed, to Edward Hopper's Hotel Room. Each Masterclass presents a photographed model set in the same pose, so that anatomical comparisons can be made. Understanding anatomy is often the key to an artist's understanding and interpretation of the body. This imaginative modern reference book will enhance the drawing and painting techniques of artists at every level.