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Anatomy books made for artists

━ series by Anatomy For Sculptors

containing live and 3D model images in various angles, postures and expressions, overlaid color-coded diagrams, form describing grids and more!

Understanding the Human Figure

Complex anatomy made simple and visual. Gives you everything you need to create realistic human body forms – from head to toe.

Anatomy of Facial Expression

Teaches all the primary facial anatomy and muscles. And the movement and collaboration of them to create realistic expressions.

Form of the Head and Neck

Learn how to break down the complex organic forms into basic shapes to understand them better to create more realistic art.

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Complete collection of Anatomy for Sculptors® book series in paperback or hardcover binding. Learn how to create realistic anatomy!

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the name of the brand

Our community started with the needs of sculptors in mind – hence, the “Sculptors” in Anatomy for Sculptors. But today our mission is much broader.

anatomy for artists

We use information design to empower every kind of visual artist. In our team of 3D and 2D artists work alongside medical and anatomy experts to create the most insightful anatomy books and tools.

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Professional reviews
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experiences

Yuri

Arda Koyuncu​

Art Director

– Riot Games

I highly recommend incorporating this resource in your workflow even if your preferred medium is not sculpting…

Tiago Rios

Tiago Rios

Character Artist

– Santa Monica Studio

The book gives literally hundreds of easy tips for new and experienced sculptors interested…

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Yuri Alexander​

Sr. Staff Character Artist

– Sony Bend

Anatomy for sculptors is the clearest and most comprehensive anatomy reference material that I have seen…

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Frederic Daoust

Senior Character Artist

– Epic Games

Anatomy for Sculptors books are my go to references for whenever I’m sculpting a character…

Resources
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Explore the models on our 3D viewer and find the angle you were looking for!

Human Proportions Calculator. Find the correct body proportions for your character.

Ideas and topics on anatomy and art we’d like to explore with you – on our blog.

Anatomy tutorials for artists. Explore the human body from head to toe.

Yuri

Arda Koyuncu

Art Director

– Riot Games

Regardless of your skill level, there is always something to learn and better when it comes to anatomy. Whether you are sculpting a character yourself, or giving feedback to your teams, finding good visual reference can be challenging.

Anatomy for Sculptors books are a great reliable resource that will make this knowledge easy to understand and accessible. There are a wide range of breakdowns from simple, isolated forms to more complicated, from young to old, from human to animal anatomy. Not only do they make the process easier, they also provide new ways of looking at shapes, structure and flow.

I highly recommend incorporating this resource in your workflow even if your preferred medium is not sculpting.
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Tiago Rios

Tiago Rios

Character Artist

– Santa Monica Studio

The book gives literally hundreds of easy tips for new and experienced sculptors interested in pursuing their anatomy studies but not sure how to begin.

To me, the most helpful section was the head and legs, the head for its complexity and amount of very tiny muscles composing it; the legs for its shapes and silhouette. 

The book doesn`t only teach you the name of the muscles but more importantly shows you how the muscles interact to form the big forms.

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Yuri Alexander

Sr. Staff Character Artist

– Sony Bend

Anatomy for sculptors is the clearest and most comprehensive anatomy reference material that I have seen.

Their topological drawings, anatomy diagrams, and kinesiology examples do a better job of simplifying and breaking down the human body into understandable forms than any other resource available.

I use their work as reference to help clarify anatomy on every human I sculpt.

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Frederic Daoust

Senior Character Artist

– Epic Games

Anatomy for Sculptors books are my go to references for whenever I’m sculpting a character. 

The books have all the information I need as a sculptor and are super well organized to easily find whatever area of the body I am working on. The way they simplify shapes to help modelers understand them in three dimensions is something I haven’t seen done that well in other anatomy references books and that I find particularly helpful. 

I highly recommend those books to anyone looking to learn anatomy or for any sculptor  to have on hand to quickly find specific anatomy references. 

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