Reference for Anatomical and Figurative Art


I’m glad, Rebecca, that you like drawings scanned by myself from the book. I hope they’ll be useful for you and readers of this forum.

Unfortunately modellers, creating models of people (especialy women :wink: ) not oftenuse books on anatomy. It is pleasure that on this forum there are topics like this, where people can find and share links on body’s anatomy.

It would be sad, if the term “anatomical” became disdainful in 3D graphics. About it wrote Burne Hogath in his outstanding book “Dynamic Anatomy”.

p.s. I’ll try to scan more drawings from this and other books :wink:


Royal Ghost,

Thanks. :slight_smile: I think it’s funny that with so much reference out there in the world, modelers don’t use it ~ is that really true? I find that kind of hard to believe…but, I’ve seen many models that could definitely benefit from a bit of reference. :slight_smile:

As they say…computers don’t do everything…yet. :wink:

Cheers, :slight_smile:



Hi all some fantastic nude male figure shot here:


I don’t know if this will help you guys out at all but i found this Principles of Motion site and i bought some of their dvds. MAN! it’s good reference. they have like side and top and front view and a grid view. They have men and women and people fighting like, hand to hand and weaponry and stuff. i’ve found it so helpful. check it out. they have some free samples you can see too on their site.



Thanks so much for this link! It has turned out to be a wonderful lead for our OFDWs. :thumbsup:

Foxxy Lady,

Thanks for this link! Looks really cool…I know some people who would definitely be interested in this…:slight_smile:

Cheers, :slight_smile:




I am excited to announce that my friend Hong Ly has just launched his website,


[/b] [left]which contains some great tutorials as well as artist features and Hong’s own work. Most importantly, it contains photo sets ~ great pictures of nude models whom Hong has photographed himself. Additionally, he has hi~res figurative reference photos which may be used as textures for 3D modeling. You will also find links back to the Anatomy Forum there.

Please stop by to check it out! :slight_smile:

Cheers, :slight_smile:



Freedom of Teach[size=2] sells Anatomy Models and Reference posters, and will shortly sell DVDs, I think.

Thanks to reflectedfight for reminding me of this website.

Cheers, :slight_smile:



Hey Guys! Heres 2 nice reference to draw hands! Te first one has a little anime style, but It clearly explain the basic of the hands! I hope you will love it!

And the other one, posted by NOOB! before, but its the exact link for the hand drawing!

These 2 one have really nice illustrations as well!


I just heard of the following FACIAL EXPRESSIONS book in the General Discussions thread:
Thanks to Stevil for the link!

Mark Simon of A & S Animation has recently released a book called: [b]Facial Expressions - A Visual Reference for Artists.

[/b]Check it out!



Check this out :slight_smile:

Pls forgive me if this is posted already…



Great site, thanks for posting that! If you find any more, please let us know. :slight_smile:

Cheers, :slight_smile:



One more :scream:


Has anyone ever tried the regular stock photo agencies? You have to register an account to download low-res images without the watermark, but they’re usually good enough for reference.

Getty Images



Just tossing that out there.



Great links, thanks for these! :slight_smile:




i have founded in a ebook of drawing…

The Practice and Science of Drawing by Harold Speed


One of the co-authors and I have chatted a great deal (often about our philosophy of figurative artwork) and he’s helped me with some photography tips and such.



Thanks so much, this looks like a great link! If you happen to know of any other resources, please post them also. :slight_smile:

Cheers! :slight_smile:



A great PHOTO REFERENCE and 3D Textures site I had totally forgotten about:


I found a site with animals. You can search this website.


the main site



Thanks to dablink for the following 2 Reference sites: :slight_smile: