Essential Human Anatomy for Artists: A Complete Visual Guide to Drawing the Structures of the Living Form

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Study human anatomy to translate nature into drawings that are both anatomically accurate and artistically beautiful.

Essential Human Anatomy for Artists is an anatomy course in a book that's designed to offer you new tools to help you understand the connections between exterior forms and underlying structures.
  • Along with demonstrations of key materials are in-depth discussions of the skeleton and study of the muscles.
  • The drawing demonstrations, which are based on a series of live model poses, are designed to help readers understand the various forms of the human body.
  • Key information on movement and lighting is also included.

For artists at every level of experience, Essential Human Anatomy for Artists allows you to learn to work freely and confidently with the human figure and use the information it provides to create an accurate visual impression.

The For Artists series expertly guides and instructs artists at all skill levels who want to develop their classical drawing and painting skills and create realistic and representational art.

Also available from the series: Drawing the Head for Artists, Figure Drawing for Artists, Life Drawing for Artists, Drawing and Painting Botanicals for Artists, Dynamic Still Life for Artists, Landscape Painter's Workbook, Plein Air Techniques for Artists, and Sketching Techniques for Artists.

Author: Ken Goldman
Binding Type: Paperback
Publisher: Rockport Publishers
Published: 01/02/2024
Series: For Artists #9
Pages: 208
Weight: 1.85lbs
ISBN: 9781631599590

About the Author

Ken Goldman is an internationally known artist, author, teacher, and art juror. A recipient of numerous awards, Goldman has exhibited widely in various group shows and solo exhibitions around the world. In California, he has shown at the Oceanside Museum of Art, USC Fisher Museum of Art, and Autry Museum of the American West. The author of many Walter Foster art instruction books, he teaches figure painting, artistic anatomy, and plein air landscape at the Athenaeum School of the Arts in La Jolla and in workshops across the country, and has served as president of the National Watercolor Society. Please visit for more information.

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