Understanding the Human Figure

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Everything you need to create realistic human form

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Visual artists
are visual thinkers!

Anatomy For Sculptors: Understanding the Human Figure uses images and gives you everything you need to create realistic human body forms – from head to toe.

Instead of medical anatomy textbooks overstuffed with information, you finally have an anatomy book made for artists!

Comprehensive

Understanding the Human Figure combines 3D models of the human body with photos of live models in various body postures.

We use color-code overlays with muscle diagrams to help you understand the human body from multiple angles.

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Learning how to understand anatomy

Internet doesn’t have it all. Finding the exact online reference materials you need may turn out to be more difficult than you thought – this leads you to improvise.

Improvisation without a real understanding of the human figure brings frustrations and often results in anatomically awkward imperfections.

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A live model
substitute

Becoming a masterful visual artist required you put in long hours of practice to hone your skills. A reliable anatomy references can be an excellent substitute for the live model – as long as they really are good!

Understanding the Human Figure has every reference you’ll need rendered in highest quality.

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Postures and motions

The book contains visual references for hundreds of body postures and motions. These include a twisted torso, abduction, and adduction of arms and many more.

No more guessing!

Gain the understanding of the human figure and its motions with the help of this book! Soon, instead of just copying nature, you will understand it and improve your artwork.

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Industry expert
experiences and uses

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

Character Artist

– Santa Monica Studio

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

Frederic Daoust

Sr. Character Artist

– Epic Games

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

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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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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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