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The Artist's Guide to Animal Anatomyby Gottfried Bammes
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This superbly illustrated and easy-to-follow guide by an internationally renowned artist and teacher illuminates many biomechanical concepts important in portraying a variety of animals in a wide array of positions. Nearly 150 illustrations, 78 of them in color, offer artists and students a systematic approach to learning proportion, rules of repose and motion, and basic forms.
Following lessons on skeletal and anatomical details, the student learns to create accurate, lively portrayals of horses, cows, dogs, lions, gorillas, bears, and other engaging creatures. Directions are provided for drawing subjects in poses ranging from static to rapidly moving. An excellent guide for drawing animal forms accurately and freely, this guide will be of value to students at all levels of expertise.
The author, according to art critic Marshall Vandruff, "draws animal anatomy with authority and is one of those rare artists who can draw with technical precision as well as with wild expressiveness." Along with his other major work, The Artist's Guide to Human Anatomy, this book represents the distillation of Bammes's insights and ideas. Together, the two volumes comprise an essential addition to the working library of any artist or illustrator.
Unabridged Dover (2004) republication of the English edition first published by Transedition Books, Oxford, 1994.
A systematic approach to learning proportion, rules of repose and motion, and basic forms. Modify drawings of a horse and cow to portray a dog, lion, and other subjects.and#160;149 color and black-and-white illustrations.
Illustrated with diagrams and numerous examples by artists and students, this easy-to-follow guide for drawing animals offers a systematic approach to learning proportion, rules of repose and motion, and basic forms. Using the anatomic details of such representative animals as the horse and the cow, the student learns how to modify these drawings to portray a dog, lion, and other subjects. Directions also show how to draw subjects in poses that range from static to rapidly moving. Other topics cover proportion and drawing the hind leg, foreleg, trunk, head, and whole figure.
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. 71 black-and-white illustrations; 78 figures in color.
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