Classic Human Anatomy in Motion The Artist’s Guide to the Dynamics of Figure Drawing By Valerie L. Winslow
On Sale August 4, 2015
The human body is a complex and amazing figure. For artists in training, the first step to creating wonderful pieces is to understand basic human anatomy and movement. This highly illustrated reference book provides artists and art students with a comprehensive display of the human anatomy and different types of motion, inspiring more realistic and energetic figurative art. In Classic Human Anatomy in Motion, fine artist, instructor and long-time expert on drawing and painting human anatomy Valerie Winslow offers artists everything they need to realistically draw the human figure as it is affected by movement. Winslow pairs accessible explanations with hundreds of life drawings—both quick poses and long studies—along with charts and diagrams showing the various anatomical and structural components. Featuring sections on bones and joint movement, muscle groups, surface form and soft tissue characteristics, structure, and movement, each chapter builds an artistic understanding of how motion transforms the human figure. Perfect for fine artists, commercial illustrators, and animators alike, this guide reveals how the nuts and bolts of anatomy can create a sense of expressive vibrancy in one’s art.
VALERIE L. WINSLOW has been painting and drawing the human figure professionally for nearly four decades and is an expert in the field of figurative art. She is the author and artist of Classic Human Anatomy, hailed by Library Journal as a “significant contribution to the literature of art reference.” Since 1979 Winslow has taught at well-known institutions including the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, the California Institute of the Arts (CalArts), and Pixar Animation Studios. Winslow is currently a full-time faculty member and the anatomy coordinator at San Francisco’s Academy of Art University. Many of her works are in private collections, and she has won numerous museum awards. She lives in Santa Rosa, California. For more information on the artist and to view a portfolio of her work, visit valerielwinslow.com.
Classic Human Anatomy in Motion The Artist’s Guide to the Dynamics of Figure Drawing by Valerie L. Winslow $40.00 hardcover (Can $46.00) ● 304 pages ● 9 x 11 inches ● 430 illustrations ISBN 978-0-7704-3414-4 ● e-Book ISBN: 978-0-7704-3415-1 Watson-Guptill Publications On Sale August 4, 2015