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Drawing the Living Figure

by Dover

In this highly praised guidebook, versatile and influential artist/teacher Joseph Sheppard introduces an innovative approach to drawing the human form. Beginning by reviewing the basics of anatomy, he makes his principal focus the specifics of surface anatomy. Rather than depicting in detail the muscles and bones that lie beneath the skin, as do most books on artistic anatomy, this book concentrates on how the position and movement of muscles and bones affect the surface forms on live models. The effects are masterfully demonstrated in over 170 of Joseph Sheppard's own drawings of many different live models in front, back and side views, and in various standing, sitting, kneeling, crouching, reclining, and twisting poses. Each drawing is accompanied by two diagrams, one for bones and one for muscles, which specifically show how surface forms are created by the definitive shapes beneath the skin. Paperback, 144 pages.
ISBN 486267237 Dover

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This is one of the best books about drawing the human figure ever to be written. The book covers every possible angle of the human figure, and has been a great reference to me. A definite must have for...[more]

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Rated by: Clare W. in Los Angeles, CA
This is one of the best books about drawing the human figure ever to be written. The book covers every possible angle of the human figure, and has been a great reference to me. A definite must have for anyone with questions about drawing the human figure.

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