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Animal Painting and Anatomy (Dover Art Instruction & Reference Books)by Pedro Calderon De La Barca
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Drawing is "the very essence of all pictorial art," and this book approaches the challenging art of animal painting from the point of view of accurate representation of animal subjects on canvas. Combining useful information on important anatomical features with direction on how to handle the subjects and how to express their forms and postures, the author has produced a complete, inexpensive, at-home course in animal painting and anatomy.
All aspects of animal drawing and painting are covered: drawing from life; anatomy in relation to drawing (not surgical anatomy, but a precise knowledge of the visible structure and movements of animals); characteristic movements of animals and suggestions on how to capture them in your picture; composition (design, restraint, rhythm, balance of light and shade, relative scale of animals and landscape, foregrounds); painting and color. 36 illustrations, mostly sketches by the author, depict horses, pigs, cows, dogs, and other animals in various life positions and movements.
A long, detailed discussion of the anatomy of animals completes the book. Here Mr. Calderon describes all the structures of animals that are of significance to the artist: the vertebral skeleton, the bones and muscles of the head, the muscles of the vertebral skeleton, the fore-limb and its muscles, the muscles attaching the shoulder blade to the trunk, and the bones and muscles of the hind limb. 208 drawings accompany these discussions and show you how anatomy is related to surface contours and techniques of shading.
Unabridged, unaltered republication of the 1936 edition.
An expert presents useful information on important anatomical features and directions on how to handle subjects and express their forms and postures. Topics include drawing from life, movement, and composition. 208 drawings.
A complete, inexpensive, at-home course in animal painting and anatomy, this volume combines useful information on important anatomical features with directions on how to handle subjects and express their forms and postures. Topics include drawing from life, movement, and composition, plus a detailed discussion of animal anatomy. More than 200 illustrations.
Founder of the School of Animal Painting in London, W. Frank Calderon combines useful information on important anatomical features with directions on how to handle the subjects and how to express their forms and postures. An unaltered republication of the 1936 edition, this book is a complete, inexpensive, at-home course in animal painting and anatomy. 244 illustrations.
Table of Contents
I. "DRAWING. THE TRAINING OF THE HAND, THE EYE and THE MEMORY"
II. DRAWING. FREEDOM
III. THE THIRD DIMENSION. PERSPECTIVE and THE RENDERING OF SOLID FORM
IV. THE MAKING OF SKETCHES and STUDIES
V. DRAWING FROM LIFE
VI. ANATOMY IN RELATION TO DRAWING
VIII. THE CONCEPTION OF A PICTURE
IX. "COMPOSITION. DESIGN, RESTRAINT, SKETCHES FOR COMPOSITION"
X. "COMPOSITION. RHYTHM, BALANCE OF LIGHT and SHADE, RELATIVE SCALE OF ANIMALS and LANDSCAPE, COLOUR, THE VISION " CUT OUT," FOREGROUNDS"
XI. PAINTING and COLOUR
I. THE VERTEBRAL SKELETON
II. THE BONES OF THE HEAD
III. THE MUSCLES OF THE HEAD
IV. MUSCLES OF THE VERTEBRAL SKELETON
V. FORE LIMB
VI. MUSCLES OF THE FORE LIMB
VII. MUSCLES ATTACHING THE SHOULDER-BLADE TO THE TRUNK
VIII. THE BONES and MUSCLES OF THE HIND LIMB
IX. MUSCLES OF THE HIND LIMB
X. A STANDARD HORSE
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