Human anatomy is the very base for creating realistic character design

It give you an understanding of the human body and allows you to create on your own terms. Increasing your flexibility as a character designer.

Learn how to
create realistic
character design

━ with books series by Anatomy For Sculptors ®

Understanding
the Human Figure

This anatomy book for artists has everything you need to create realistic forms of the human body – 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

Visual artists are visual thinkers! We don’t want to read complex medical information

Anatomy books

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

More tools

Tools and references that go great with the books. For an even deeper understanding and daily use.

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Professional reviews and their personal 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…

Erick Sosa review photo

Erick Sosa​

Senior Character Artist

– Marvel’s “What if?”

All I can say about this amazing book and the rest of the series is this: Do yourself a favor, and get these books…

Yuri Alexander​ review photo

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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Anatomy For Sculptors ®

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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.

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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Erick Sosa review photo

Erick Sosa

Senior Character Artist

– Marvel’s “What if?”

All I can say about this amazing book and the rest of the series is this: Do yourself a favor, and get these books, I have been in the toys and collectibles industries for three decades, never have I seen a book with better anatomy reference. My understanding was expanded greatly just by perusing through the books. 
 
These books explain the ever complicated human anatomy in such a simple way that even a child can understand the intricacies of the human body. I literally have all three books sitting on my desk for study and reference. 
 

This book does a remarkable job helping us understand, see and feel the human anatomy from this perspective. There can’t be an endgame book about shapes and forms but this one should definitely be part of anyone’s early development.

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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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