An updated version of the classic life drawing book from artist and teacher George Bridgman who taught anatomy to a generation of Golden Age artists, including Norman Rockwell. An essential resource for every artist, of every kind: illustrators, fine artists, digital, and offer a solid background for modern styles including manga and anime.
Excellent line drawings and annotations of anatomical structure provide the beginning artist with just about everything one needs to know about drawing all parts of the human anatomy. 179 black-and-white illustrations.
From head to toe, the human form, in all its complexities, is visually simplified to such a degree in this remarkable workbook that even complete beginners will soon be able to draw accurate, well-proportioned faces and figures every time they try. Avoiding complex charts of muscles and bones that are more helpful to doctors than to artists, this book’s refreshing approach teaches anatomy from a cartoonist/illustrator’s point of view. For example, there are many large and small muscles in the neck, all rendered in great detail in most anatomy books, but here, master teacher Christopher Hart shows only the four that are visible and need to be drawn. His clear instruction helps readers to visualize and portray shifting body weight in a pose without the need of a model, and instead of showing a mass of facial muscles and bones, he translates them into the simple planes an artist needs to draw a range of expressive faces.
Perspective is easy; yet, surprisingly few artists know the simple rules that make it so. Remedy that situation with this simple, step-by-step book, the first devoted entirely to the topic. 256 illustrations.
This treasury of illustrated step-by-step instructions is rich in the period style of the 1920s and '30s. It features practical advice on depicting faces, motion, anatomy, caricatures, animated features, and political cartoons.
Christopher Hart, America’s best-selling author of art instruction books, tosses all that aside to make drawing animals truly amazingly easy, by simplifying animal anatomy so that artists can get the poses they really want. What does that animal look like as it moves, bends, twists, jumps, runs? Simplified skeletons and an innovative new approach show how to look at an animal as a strangely built human with an odd posture--allowing the artist to draw animals by identifying with them. Hart’s step-by-step instructions and clear text mean true-to-life results every time, whether the subjects are dogs, cats, horses, deer, lions, tigers, elephants, monkeys, bears, birds, pigs, goats, giraffes, or kangaroos.
DIVA definitive artist's-eye view of the exterior anatomy of domesticated and wild animals — from dogs, cats, and horses to grizzlies, camels, and an Indian elephant. 100 illustrations on 49 plates. /div