This book, Classic Human Anatomy in Motion; The Artist's Guide to the Dynamics of Figure Drawing, by Valerie L. Winslow, should belong in every visual artist's library.
The illustrations are informative, accurate, and well presented, as is the accompanying text.
Geared towards the fluidity of the human form, this book is all about anatomy in motion; how the underlying muscles and bones shift/expand/contract, all resulting in the subtle nuances of the painted or drawn human form.
Throughout the book there are delightful comparisons of the male and female anatomy, using everyday objects. For instance: A muscular male abdomen is similar to a six-pack, whereas, the female anatomy is generally softer, and violin shaped.
You can turn to any page in this work, and learn something. Suitable for both the novice and the seasoned artist, the text is not overly difficult to understand, nor is it simplistic.
This book is sure to remain an important reference for many years to come.
I received this book from Blogging for Books for this review
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