Animal Anatomy for Artists

Animal Anatomy for Artists

Author: Eliot Goldfinger

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0198032501

Category: Art

Page: 256

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From the author of the classic Human Anatomy for Artists comes this user-friendly reference guide featuring over five hundred original drawings and over seventy photographs. Designed for painters, sculptors, and illustrators who use animal imagery in their work, Animal Anatomy for Artists offers thorough, in-depth information about the most commonly depicted animals, presented in a logical and easily understood format for artists--whether beginner or accomplished professional. The book focuses on the forms created by muscles and bones, giving artists a crucial three-dimensional understanding of the final, complex outer surface of the animal. Goldfinger not only covers the anatomy of the more common animals, such as the horse, dog, cat, cow, pig, squirrel, and rabbit, but also the anatomy of numerous wild species, including the lion, giraffe, deer, hippopotamus, rhinoceros, elephant, gorilla, sea lion, and bear. Included are drawings of skeletons and how they move at the joints, individual muscles showing their attachments on the skeleton, muscles of the entire animal, cross sections, photographs of live animals, and silhouettes of related animals comparing their shapes and proportions. He offers a new and innovative section on the basic body plan of four-legged animals, giving the reader a crucial conceptual understanding of overall animal structure to which the details of individual animals can then be applied. The chapter on birds covers the skeleton, muscles and feather patterns. The appendix presents photographs of skulls with magnificent horns and antlers and a section on major surface veins. Incredibly thorough, packed with essential information, Animal Anatomy for Artists is a definitive reference work, an essential book for everyone who depicts animals in their art.
Animal Anatomy for Artists
Language: en
Pages: 256
Authors: Eliot Goldfinger
Categories: Art
Type: BOOK - Published: 2004-11-15 - Publisher: Oxford University Press

From the author of the classic Human Anatomy for Artists comes this user-friendly reference guide featuring over five hundred original drawings and over seventy photographs. Designed for painters, sculptors, and illustrators who use animal imagery in their work, Animal Anatomy for Artists offers thorough, in-depth information about the most commonly
Color Atlas of Small Animal Anatomy
Language: en
Pages: 160
Authors: Thomas O. McCracken, Robert A. Kainer
Categories: Medical
Type: BOOK - Published: 2013-05-31 - Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

This new resource provides a basic foundation in small animalanatomy for students of veterinary medicine, animal science, andveterinary technology. Extraordinary accuracy and beautifuloriginal artwork make this a truly unique learning tool thatincludes the anatomy of all organ systems in the dog, cat, rabbit,rat, and guinea pig - all described in
Spurgeon's Color Atlas of Large Animal Anatomy
Language: en
Pages: 184
Authors: Thomas O. McCracken, Robert A. Kainer, Thomas L. Spurgeon
Categories: Medical
Type: BOOK - Published: 2013-07-12 - Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

Extraordinary accuracy and beautiful original artwork are just two features readers will find in this new resource, providing a basic foundation in domestic large animal anatomy. Its unique organization includes the anatomy of all organ systems in the various species, described in a consistent manner. The book presents relevant anatomy
An Atlas of Animal Anatomy for Artists
Language: en
Pages: 160
Authors: W. Ellenberger, Francis A. Davis
Categories: Art
Type: BOOK - Published: 2013-06-03 - Publisher: Courier Corporation

Enlarged edition of a classic reference features clear directions for drawing horses, dogs, cats, lions, cattle, deer, and other creatures. Covers muscles, skeleton, and full external views. 288 illustrations.
The Artist's Guide to Animal Anatomy
Language: en
Pages: 143
Authors: Gottfried Bammes
Categories: Art
Type: BOOK - Published: 2004 - Publisher: Courier Corporation

Presents a guide to the anatomy of various animals and their depiction in art, including dogs, horses, lions, bears, and cows.