View Full Version : Bought an Anatomy Book
July 25th, 2003, 11:58 PM
So, Im in Chapters killing time until I went to see League of Extraodinary Gentlemen (good movie!), when I see this this artist's anatomy book. It has quite detailed and accurate drawings, especially some impressive stuff in toned paper. I buy it for 20$.
Its called Anatomy: A Complete Guide for Artists by Joseph Sheppard. Did I make a good choice, or waste my money?
July 26th, 2003, 01:54 AM
if it helps you at all and improves your skill, it was a good buy.
July 26th, 2003, 03:11 PM
But does anyone know this guy? Did I get ripped off?
August 2nd, 2003, 09:40 PM
Ripped off?! I have got the book home, and it is the best book i have seen yet, covering details and schematic drawings of the human body. (At least, at the local library) You should probably check out the Loomis books for more help with figure and hand drawing, but i guess you allready know that.
August 2nd, 2003, 09:57 PM
Never heard of the book, but here's some thoughts anyways.
In my experience anatomy books are only useful after you have drawn some figures and have some questions in your mind what certain details and bumps are. I got an anatomy book quite early but didn't understand it. Constructing figures from it right away makes them look stiff. You need some studies in the back of your head to really understand the book.
Oh well perhaps I'm blarging. Atleast I reminded myself to take a look in my anatomy book, cuz there's something about the hip I can't quite figure out...
August 2nd, 2003, 10:09 PM
the book is really good IMHO. Detailed and accurate pen schematic diagrams, followed by form and part renderings in like dark grey tone with what appears to be conte or colored pencils.
very helpful book :)