Anatomy of Facial Expression - Paperback
With our second book, we are redefining the anatomy of the human face, often the most challenging area of human anatomy to understand.
Anatomy for artists requires a different approach
Visual artists need visual material to understand the way to create. The book is entirely visual with 222 pages of pure content and contains only about 5% text.
It includes 3D renders of facial muscles overlaid onto photographs, photogrammetry scans, not only on neutral but also expressed faces. The book contains pictures of actual people, the 3D skull structures. All the muscle groups are carefully differentiated from one another and labeled. The images and text also explain how muscles work and how they affect the surface forms of the face.
What you will learn:
- Detailed information about facial muscles (anatomy and physiology)
- How facial muscles function and affect the shape of the face
- Main gender, age, and ethnicity differences.
- How bony structures related to the soft tissue, main landmarks of the face.
- Facial fat compartments, connective tissue
- The topography of the face and skull
Those of you that have also studied Nonverbal communication and FACS (Facial Action Coding System by Paul Ekman) may find this book very useful. The book has a lot of visual materials and lists the designated FACS codes for quick reference.
Anatomy books for learning and understanding. Real emotions are almost impossible to fake. That is why we need to learn the nuances that differentiate fake and genuine emotions. And to know it, you have to understand not only the anatomy which creates the movement, but you have to have the tools and language with whom you can describe the change.
"For artists, the essential part is how it looks..." In anatomy for artists and visual specialists. That matters most is the visual aspect: images and understandable visual information and how it all works. Not so much factual information or Latin names. The author is an artist with more than 25-year experience and a professor of Anatomy in Arts Academy.
Are you interested in finding out more about the content in the book? Press HERE. The author describes how and why it's essential to learn and understand the anatomy of facial expressions. In creating realistic emotions.