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Reference Books (Anatomy)


I'm currently trying to study anatomy and muscle placement. Does anyone know of any good reference books? How about sites? My plan is to practice drawing the muscles of individual parts of the body then work my way up to the whole. But I could really use some good, varying images. If anyone has some good art books that aren't necessarily about anatomy they would like to suggest, please do so. Thanks.

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Re: Reference Books (Anatomy)


I'm going to suggest going to a good book store (or better yet, public library) and finding a cheap artists anatomy book (or even a medical anatomy book). No reason to spend a fortune starting from the ground up. Use a cheap book, get a basic grasp, then you can "upgrade" to a better book later on emoticon

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Well I have two books of nudes for artists, which help with the forms which I need to work on as well, but I'm tryin to gain a better understanding of the individual muscles also. The book I do have is Anatomy for Artists by Sarah Simblet which helps a lot. Guess I just wanna know what I should add to my reference library. I'm not intending to buy them all at once but it'd be nice to have something to add to my wish list.

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Hey [sign in to see URL] I will have to disagree with Mark here.....( no offense Mark emoticon ) but it does make a difference as to which book you are learning from. Although all anatomy books teach you roughly the same thing you will see the difference between a Comic book style anatomy to say a fine arts anatomy book. Here at school our Anatomy teacher is a Master of her craft and swears by this book, %20of%20Human%20Anatomy%20for%20the%20Artist]Stephen Rogers Peck, Atlas of Human Anatomy.

If you want to learn the ins and outs of it all you have to start from the core and make your way out to the surface. If you already know the info on this then all you need to do is practice practice practice. I know you want images but if you don't know how it all works then things will continue to look wonky. I know my stuff still suffers from it so that is why I try to sit in her class as much as can. Here are some samples of what's in the book. I have scanned and saved them to my Comp, iPhone, and PhotoBucket so I can access them where ever and when ever. Hope this helps and if you need any other info or help, feel free to ask :nice:

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Thanks B.A. That's exactly the kind of thing I need for my library. I appreciate it.

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