By Eliot Goldfinger
From the writer of the vintage Human Anatomy for Artists comes this straightforward reference advisor that includes over unique drawings and over seventy photographs.
Designed for painters, sculptors, and illustrators who use animal imagery of their paintings, Animal Anatomy for Artists bargains thorough, in-depth information regarding the main generally depicted animals, offered in a logical and simply understood layout for artists--whether newbie or complete expert. The ebook makes a speciality of the types created via muscle mass and bones, giving artists a vital third-dimensional knowing of the ultimate, complicated outer floor of the animal. Goldfinger not just covers the anatomy of the extra universal animals, equivalent to the pony, puppy, cat, cow, pig, squirrel, and rabbit, but additionally the anatomy of various wild species, together with the lion, giraffe, deer, hippopotamus, rhinoceros, elephant, gorilla, sea lion, and endure. incorporated are drawings of skeletons and the way they movement on the joints, person muscular tissues displaying their attachments at the skeleton, muscle mass of the total animal, go sections, photos of dwell animals, and silhouettes of similar animals evaluating their shapes and proportions. He bargains a brand new and cutting edge part at the simple physique plan of four-legged animals, giving the reader a vital conceptual figuring out of total animal constitution to which the main points of person animals can then be utilized. The bankruptcy on birds covers the skeleton, muscle groups and feather styles. The appendix provides images of skulls with fantastic horns and antlers and a bit on significant floor veins.
enormously thorough, jam-packed with crucial info, Animal Anatomy for Artists is a definitive reference paintings, a necessary e-book for everybody who depicts animals of their art.
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