Classic Human Anatomy in Motion

Classic Human Anatomy in Motion

The Artist's Guide to the Dynamics of Figure Drawing

About the Book

This essential companion book to the bestselling Classic Human Anatomy provides artists and art students with a deeper 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 5 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.
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About the Author

Valerie L. Winslow
VALERIE L. WINSLOW is a professional fine artist who has exhibited her paintings and drawings in museums and galleries nationwide since 1977. Works by her are in many private collections, and she has won numerous awards, including Best of Show at the Palm Springs Desert Art Museum and the Sonoma Valley Museum of Art.

For more than thirty years she has taught figurative art and artistic anatomy at well-known institutions including the Art Center College of Design, in Pasadena, California, and the California Institute of the Arts (CalArts). She has also taught animators at Pixar Animation Studios. Currently, Valerie is n the faculty of San Francisco’ s Academy of Art University, School of Fine Arts, where she serves as Anatomy Coordinator. More by Valerie L. Winslow
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