Anatomy for Life Drawing


Atlas of Human Anatomy for the Artist
Stephen Rogers Peck

Artistic Anatomy
Paul Richer, Translated by Robert Beverly Hale.

Drawing Lessons from the Great Masters
Robert Beverly Hale

Figure Drawing for All it's Worth
Andrew Loomis

Drawing the Head and Hands
Andrew Loomis

Constructive Anatomy 
George B. Bridgman

Bridgman's Life Drawing
The Book of a Hundred Hands
Heads, Features and Faces
By George B. Bridgman

The Human Figure
John H. Vanderpoel

Figure Drawing: Design and Invention
Michael Hampton

Figure Drawing.
Hatton, Richard, 1904. (pdf, $4.95)

Recommended apps

Essential Anatomy (Mac, Windows and Android)

Skelly - Poseable Anatomy Model for Artists
Stan Prokopenko

Online resources

GLENN VILPPU (1936- ) has taught drawing in numerous venues since 1978, mostly connected with the animation industry. He has produced educational materials in the form of videos, DVDs, and CD-ROMs, as well as books, most notably the Vilppu Drawing Manual, a summary of which can be seen online at Animation World Magazine:

Historical Anatomies on the Web (US National Library of Medicine). (browse authors) (browse authors on other websites) (Dream Anatomy exhibit) (Dream Anatomy gallery)

Albinus, Bernhard Siegfried, 1749. Tabulae Sceleti et Musculorum Corporis Humani. (jpgs)

Fau, J, 1849. The Anatomy of the External Forms of Man, Intended for the Use of Artists, Painters, and Sculptors. (jpgs)

Richer, Paul, 1890. Anatomie Artistique.
Original French version of the classic work, well known today through the translation by Robert Beverly Hale. Download menu accessed from button on top right. (text [French], pdf ) (plates, pdf)

Kevin Chen life drawing tutorials (discussion thread)

Artnatomy (Victoria Flores).
Interactive demonstration of facial anatomy and expression.

Google Body (needs certain browsers such as Google Chrome)

Robert Beverly Hale video on Youtube

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