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How to Draw and Paint Anatomy : Creating Lifelike Humans and Realistic Animals - (Paperback)
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Understanding anatomy is the foundation of great art, and this new collection of workshops from the world's best professional artists enables artists of all levels to bring their work to life. How to Draw and Paint Anatomy, 2nd Edition is the complete artist's guide on how to draw the structures and forms of humans and animals in easy-to-follow steps. In this superb collection of human and animal anatomy workshops, the finest artists in the world share their essential figure-drawing techniques, to ensure that readers of all skill levels will create fantastic images every time. Art students, professional illustrators, and creative amateurs alike will find inspiration and encouragement to develop their core skills and embrace innovative digital techniques. This second edition is filled to the bursting point with the best anatomy advice around. Every page is packed with easy-to-follow, step-by-step guidance on how to create better human and creature figures, written and illustrated by professionals. Essentially, it's years of art college training, distilled into one place! Eight detailed workshops are devoted to drawing and painting the human body. They present easy ways to master the art of human anatomy, with practical advice from head to toe. Readers learn how to create basic forms, and improve figure drawings by establishing the underlying structure of the human body. Clear instructions are provided for depicting all of the most challenging areas, from feet, hands and torsos to legs, heads and arms. Six workshops provide practical guides to animal anatomy. Starting with the basic forms of beasts, they offer the building blocks for better animal art and creature design. The authors describe how to discern the shapes beneath skin and fur, revealing how the core of the animal body operates and how to use it to bring life to animal art. Readers find out what animal faces have in common with human faces, and the crucial ways in which they differ. An accompanying CD supports the anatomy and painting workshops with the opportunity to get closer to the annotated sketches, watch videos of anatomy drawing in action, and examine high-resolution art files that illustrate how develop digital software skills.