Life drawing




Life drawing/anatomy online resources

KEVIN CHEN (1977- ) works primarily as a concept artist working on computer games, but has taught drawing at such places such as Gnomon, the LA Academy of Figurative Art, the Art Center College of Design, Disney, and DreamWorks Interactive since 1997. Some collections of his demonstrations for classes can be found online at:
http://www.characterdesigns.com/index.php?sitepage=tutorials (jpgs; use "Choose a Tutorial" menu)

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:
1: http://www.awn.com/animationworld/vilppu-drawing-online-gesture

Fau, J, 1849. The Anatomy of the External Forms of Man, Intended for the Use of Artists, Painters, and Sculptors.
https://sites.google.com/site/djcbriggs/fau (jpgs)

Bridgman, George B., 1920. Constructive anatomy.
http://www.archive.org/details/constructiveanat00briduoft

Vanderpoel, John H., 1911. The Human Figure.

Historical Anatomies on the Web (US National Library of Medicine).
http://www.nlm.nih.gov/exhibition/historicalanatomies/browse.html (browse authors)
http://www.nlm.nih.gov/exhibition/historicalanatomies/addlinks.html (browse authors on other websites)
http://www.nlm.nih.gov/exhibition/dreamanatomy/da_intro.html (Dream Anatomy exhibit)
http://www.nlm.nih.gov/exhibition/dreamanatomy/da_gallery.html (Dream Anatomy gallery)

Albinus, Bernhard Siegfried, 1749. Tabulae Sceleti et Musculorum Corporis Humani.
http://www.nlm.nih.gov/exhibition/historicalanatomies/albinus_home.html (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.
http://gallica.bnf.fr/document?O=N205845 (text [French], pdf )
http://gallica.bnf.fr/document?O=N205846 (plates, pdf)

Artnatomy (Victoria Flores).
Interactive demonstration of facial anatomy and expression.
http://www.artnatomia.net/uk/index.html

Google Body (needs certain browsers such as Google Chrome)
http://www.zygotebody.com


Recommended artistic anatomy books

Atlas of Human Anatomy for the Artist
By Stephen Rogers Peck

Artistic Anatomy
By Paul Richer, Translated by Robert Beverly Hale.



Collections of drawings 

Leonardo drawings
Michelangelo drawings
Degas drawings
Red chalk drawings




HOME
Comments