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Classic Human Anatomy in Motion The Artist's Guide to the Dynamics of Figure Drawing by Valerie L. Winslow

Updated on September 28, 2015

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I was sent a free copy of Classic Human Anatomy in Motion The Artist's Guide to the Dynamics of Figure Drawing by Valerie L. Winslow in exchange only for my honest and unbiased review of Classic Human Anatomy in Motion The Artist's Guide to the Dynamics of Figure Drawing by Valerie L. Winslow.

This highly illustrated reference book provides artists and art students with an understanding of human anatomy and different types of motion, inspiring more realistic and energetic figurative art. Fine-art instruction books do not usually focus on anatomy as it relates to movement, despite its great artistic significance.

— Valerie L. Winslow

Written by a long-time expert on drawing and painting human anatomy, Classic Human Anatomy in Motion offers artists everything they need to realistically draw the human figure as it is affected by movement. Written in a friendly style, the book is illustrated with hundreds of life drawing studies (both quick poses and long studies), along with charts and diagrams showing the various anatomical and structural components.

— Valerie L. Winslow

This comprehensive manual features five distinct sections, each focusing on a different aspect of the human figure: 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 and can create a sense of expressive vibrancy in one's art.

— Valerie L. Winslow

Valerie L. Winslow

Valerie L. Winslow has a career as a profession artist. Valerie L. Winslow has exhibited her art in museums and galleries nationwide since 1977. Valerie L. Winslow's works are in many private collections. Valerie L. Winslow has won:

  • Best of Show at the Palm Springs Desert Art Museum
  • Sonoma Valley Museum of Art award
  • Many others

Valerie L. Winslow has written:

  1. Classic Human Anatomy in Motion
  2. Classic Human Anatomy

Review

First off as I wrote at the top of this hub "I was sent a free copy of Classic Human Anatomy in Motion The Artist's Guide to the Dynamics of Figure Drawing by Valerie L. Winslow in exchange only for my honest and unbiased review of Classic Human Anatomy in Motion The Artist's Guide to the Dynamics of Figure Drawing by Valerie L. Winslow."

Secondly I want to let everyone know that I chose this book because I was interested in it, but that I am not nor have I ever been an artist. I have no skill at art so this review is from the perspective of a non-artist.

So WOW is Classic Human Anatomy in Motion The Artist's Guide to the Dynamics of Figure Drawing by Valerie L. Winslow an in-depth look at human anatomy. Classic Human Anatomy in Motion The Artist's Guide to the Dynamics of Figure Drawing by Valerie L. Winslow has numerous explicit picture of naked humans with diagrams of what is what. I feel that this book would fit in nicely in both an art classroom and a human biology or health class.

The pictures are in a grey scale style; in many of them you can see the bones and muscles of the person in the drawing. The book is split into numerous chapters with each chapter having its own title. Chapter one is called "Bones and Surface Landmarks" This chapter begins with a brief intro, a picture, and a anatomy basics vocabulary box with the words the reader will need to know if the chapter. These words come with a pronunciation guide and definition.

The drawing in Classic Human Anatomy in Motion The Artist's Guide to the Dynamics of Figure Drawing by Valerie L. Winslow are very much art pictures while the writing is much more science based. Valerie L. Winslow talks about the different bones and their purposes and locations in great detail.

I feel that this book would be best left to those who study the human body, professional artists, and health students. I found the writing rather overwhelming for an art book I expected it to teach me more about how to draw the different section of the body and less on what they are for and what they do. Still this book has an amazing attention to facts and would be good for professional artists.

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