anatomy is essential for artists who want their figures to appear realistic and
natural. But we are not surgeons or medical professionals! Artists are not, and
should not be, slaves to anatomical correctness.
||Académie d’homme by Pierre-Paul Prud'hon,
ca. 1800, black chalk heightened with white,
23 5⁄8 x 18 1⁄8.
You have to
study anatomy the right way—the artistic way. That's why we created our latest
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Artists: An Art Lesson on Studying & Drawing Anatomy
. In it you'll find
out what the artistic purpose of anatomy is all about and most important in Human Anatomy Drawing for Artists
you'll find where to go and whose teachings to explore when it comes to the art
side of anatomy.
Gheno discusses resources he's used for drawing anatomy, plus methods of
practice that will allow you to integrate it into your art in ways that make
sense and aren't a hindrance to what you want to do. That includes what to
focus on when you are life sketching, why sculptural écorché is so helpful to artists, and what
Old Master anatomy drawings are worth a good, long look.
|Stasis by Dan Gheno, 2003,
colored pencil and white
charcoal on toned paper, 24 x 18.
But most of
all, Gheno reminds us that studying anatomy as artists should be a systematic
enterprise. Start with the bones. Then muscles can start to make sense. Learn the form and function of each muscle
group and pursue them as groups or pairs so that you understand how these parts
isn't magic. It just takes a willingness to pursue the subject and a little bit
of memorization to start to make headway with it. With your free eBook, Human Anatomy Drawing for Artists: An Art
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