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sunspotter
10-07-2009, 12:15 PM
Hi,

I really like drawing studies from Bridgman (my favourite is Constructive Anatomy). But I would like to ask which other books on figure drawing / anatomy for artists are really good, or must-haves?

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Another question (this is really another one, I do not want to constrain the above question): there's two things that I miss in all of those Bridgman books that I know.



He never does any elaborate shading/rendering
He doesn't draw many complete figures
Could you suggest a book that fills these gaps (I mean especially aiming at these gaps)?

But the first question is more important to me!

SpiritDreamer
10-07-2009, 01:01 PM
Hi Slim...:)

Must have books....ALL of the books by ...Burne Hogarth

To fill the two gaps that you mentioned.
Especally the two listed below.

DYNAMIC FIGURE DRAWING..... by Burne Hogarth
DYNAMIC LIGHT AND SHADE.....by Burne Hogarth

His other books are

DRAWING DYNAMIC HANDS
DYNAMIC ANATOMY
DYNAMIC WRINKLES AND DRAPERY
DRAWNG THE HUMAN HEAD

You can get them all on the internet..Just google his name..BURNE HOGARTH

Best books out there on the subject of anatomy and complete figure drawing...Just my personal opinion and experience...:)
Glenn

parka81
10-21-2009, 03:21 AM
I would recommend these three if you want to go into details. They are anatomy reference books.

Human Anatomy for Artists (http://parkablogs.com/content/book-review-human-anatomy-artists) by Andras Szunyoghy and Gyorgy Feher
Human Anatomy for Artists: The Elements of Form (http://parkablogs.com/content/book-review-human-anatomy-artists-elements-of-form) by Eliot Goldfinger
Classic Human Anatomy: The Artist's Guide to Form, Function, and Movement (http://parkablogs.com/content/book-review-classic-human-anatomy-artists-guide-form-function-and-movement) by Valerie L. Winslow

If you want to do posing, you can check out Burne Hogarth's Dynamic Anatomy or Force: Dynamic Life Drawing for Animators (http://parkablogs.com/content/book-review-force-dynamic-life-drawing-animators) by Mike Mattesi

mindbendermind
10-31-2009, 04:47 PM
My new favorite is Hale's Drawing Lessons From The Great Masters (Contains 100 marvellous drawings by classic masters besides the great instruction). Also like Jack Hamm's books very much. For figure drawing his "Head & Figure", "Cartooning figure" and "Animals" should be really valuable to study.

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