Anatomy and Drawing
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Anatomy and Drawing

Victor Perard

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Anatomy and Drawing

Victor Perard

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This instructive book presents excellent annotated line drawings of anatomical structure for the beginning artist. Explaining the subject in simple terms and with an extensive series of dynamic illustrations, the author identifies parts of the body and demonstrates a wide array of physical activities through his sketches.
Following notes on proportion and drawing, chapters cover the human skeleton, head and neck, torso, arm, hand, leg, foot, and musculature. Numerous illustrations depict various views of these structures, movements of the human figure, as well as changes in the relative proportions of features at different ages.
One of the best books in its field, Anatomy and Drawing helps demystify a complex subject by enabling students to visualize the muscles and bones under the skin, and covers just about everything a beginner needs to know about drawing the human anatomy.

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Some of the mechanical principles of the human frame.
Relative proportion of bones by heads
Expressing action by simplified skeleton


From Life or from the Cast

  1. Find the center of the paper by drawing lines from corner to corner. This is done to help center the study.
  2. Measure with the eye or pencil to find the center of the subject and make a line at that point as related to the center of the paper.
    Draw a line at the head and another at the feet.
    With free lines search for the rhythm of the pose, to help visualize the figure and to place it on the paper the size intended.
    Draw lightly so that the mental impression of the figure is not obliterated by a heavy drawing, and corrections can be easily made.
  3. Decide where the pit of the neck should be placed and draw a perpendicular line from this point (if a front view) to the feet. If a back view, draw the perpendicular line from the seventh cervical vertebra to the feet.
    Find the line of the shoulders, giving the angle of their positions.
    If a standing figure, first draw the leg on which there is most weight, to obtain the proper balance of the figure.
  4. Give the line showing the angle of the position of the pelvis.
    Indicate a line through the knee-caps. Draw the torso, indicating its bulk, marking the width of shoulders, hips, neck and head. Block with straight lines going beyond the intersections to obtain a better idea of the direction of line and to avoid a cramped feeling.
  5. Sketch within the lines a simplified skeleton, to check up on position of joints and bulk of chest. (Refer to pages on proportion.)
    See that the pit of the neck, the pubic bone, the navel, the pelvis, the knee-caps and the inner ankles are in proper relation to each other.
    Compare relative sizes of head...

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