‘The human body is the best work of art.’


This highly illustrated reference book provides artists and art students with an understanding of human anatomy and different types of motion, inspiring more realistic and energetic figurative art.
Fine-art instruction books do not usually focus on anatomy as it relates to movement, despite its great artistic significance. Written by a long-time expert on drawing and painting human anatomy, Classic Human Anatomy in Motion offers artists everything they need to realistically draw the human figure as it is affected by movement. Written in a friendly style, the book is illustrated with hundreds of life drawing studies (both quick poses and long studies), along with charts and diagrams showing the various anatomical and structural components. This comprehensive manual features five distinct sections, each focusing on a different aspect of the human figure: bones and joint movement, muscle groups, surface form and soft tissue characteristics, structure, and movement. Each chapter builds an artistic understanding of how motion transforms the human figure and can create a sense of expressive vibrancy in one’s art.

I have been getting back into drawing a lot lately… Quitting smoking, family drama and long days and nights are taking a toll on me so drawing has been my stress reliever. Bless Tim for sticking with me through everything Normally when i finish a drawing he is the first person to see it… I like it that way because he always gives me a brutily honest opinion. I know he loves me but i know he sees that negative feedback is something i strive to correct. So 90% of the time he tells me that the human parts im working on seem a little cartoonish. I cant help it! I guess i just couldnt figure it out. While i was going through Blogging For books last week, I found Classic Human Anatomy in Motion By Valerie L. Winslow. I could definitely say it helped a little…… BUT the entire time it felt like i was back in high school reading a biology textbook. Im not sure how much i plan on using it but its one of those books i wouldnt mind keeping around just in case!

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