Artist's Guide to Animal Anatomy

ISBN-10: 0486436403

ISBN-13: 9780486436401

Edition: 2004 (Unabridged)

Authors: Gottfried Bammes

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Easy-to-follow guide by a renowned artist and teacher offers a systematic approach to learning proportion, rules of repose and motion, and basic forms. Using the anatomic details of the horse and cow, the student learns how to modify these drawings to portray a dog, lion, and other animals. Directions for drawing subjects in poses ranging from static to rapidly moving. An excellent guide for drawing animal forms accurately and freely for students at all levels of expertise. 71 black-and-white illustrations; 78 figures in color.
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List price: $21.95
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: Dover Publications, Incorporated
Publication date: 9/17/2004
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 144
Size: 8.25" wide x 10.75" long x 0.25" tall
Weight: 0.880
Language: English

Basic principles in drawing animals
Deciding on specific impressional qualities
Anatomical knowledge used to pinpoint essence
Understanding the structural design of an animal
Deciding on a viewing angle
Body cover textures
Learning about proportion - a first priority
Proportion - a distinctive feature of animal form
Establishing proportion - a practical guide
Practical work on proportion
Repose and motion - structural and dynamic rules
Modes of standing, sitting and lying
Modes of locomotive movement
Exercises in repose and motion
Freedom - improvisation - experiment
The forms of the hindleg
Drawing the construction of the skeleton
The musculature
Studies based on a constructional approach and on visualization
The forms of the foreleg
Drawing the shoulder and foreleg of specialized runners
Disposition of the musculature in specialized runners
The whole leg of a runner: constructional analysis and drawing from imagination
Drawing the shoulder and foreleg of carnivores
Basic disposition of the musculature
A constructional approach combined with visualization
The special shape of the shoulder girdle in primates
The form of the trunk
Study of the vertebral column as a structure creating form
Drawing the thorax as a plastic core
Drawing the skeleton of the whole trunk
Disposition of the pure trunk muscles
Graphic aids to depicting the body
Head forms
Types of skull structures
Drawing the skull constructionally
The head and the shapes of its soft parts
Drawing the head as a whole
Coming to terms with the whole animal figure
Drawings as built designs
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