Hey everyone! So Ive got some awesome news for you all! I've been asked to be part of whats headed to be the biggest anatomy art book EVER, Masters of Anatomy, which kickstarts today. The art book features 100 very talented artists, including:
and many many more.
Check out the video in the link to see what its all about and please support this project! This is the anatomy art book youve been waiting for - www.kickstarter.com/projects/1…
It looks like a simple picture book showing various artists versions of drawing anatomies. Is there any tutorials or help to drawing people? What does it offer that I can't already get online and in digital for free? The KS video was very basic.
Yup, it's pretty basic but I think it'll be a great reference book for anyone wanting to nail the basics before moving forward with other studies. I'm sure someone could manage without it but yeah, it just makes the first step with anatomy a lot more convenient, especially with it being in 100 different styles, compared to just 1.
It could be more convenient, but I'm not sure how much more helpful it would be then to just download free pictures from the internet from artists that you do care about to use as anatomy references.
Since I'm not an artist I may be missing the point of this book. I figure it would be more helpful with some tutorials and showing some sort of 360 of a male & female bodies instead of 2 front and 1 side views of each. I guess the back view isn't important. :/ Also, showing someone 100+ styles of how to draw human antimony without any tutorials for a $65 book (without no PDF version) isn't really a great book imo. Not all artists draw the same and which anatomy styles is this book to focus on?
This book seems like it is going in the right direction to help artists, but it seems to be significantly lacking things to make it a great book, especially when you can get references and tutorials for free.
Well it's not meant to be a complete guide to anatomy but more of a solid first step to study in figuring out basic anatomy. Each of the 100 artists will be creating the poses in their own signature styles. The artwork will also be exclusive to the book with only certain artists permitted to make public online one angle.
It being loaded with different styles makes for great studies since there are certain anatomy fundamentals that are always consistent no matter what. Studying all the different interpretations will only help build a greater understanding of these fundamental basics even if you're style is totally different to what's in the book.
But hey, if you can already find all you personally need online for what you're after then ya, this book probably isn't one that's totally necessary for you.
First, I want to say I not trying to be combative here.
I'm not an artist, but showing an inspiring artist 100+ pictures of anatomy from 100+ artists doesn't necessary means it will help him. Also, just because the artwork is exclusive to the book doesn't mean hundreds of references cannot be easily found online for free that do the exact same thing.
Again, I'm not an artist so I cannot say how useful studies are, but just showing me pictures without any guidance or instruction isn't as helpful as this Kickstarter creator makes it out to be. I doubt this book will help an inspiring artist understand the fundamental basics of anatomy unless he has gotten it from somewhere else for this book provides no tutorials or instruction. I believe this book to be ok at best and "meh" at worst. It's a simple picture reference book that an artist has to pay for, but he can get the same stuff for free online at numerous places.
Now, if each artist for this book included a simple tutorial page on how to draw people to go along with their drawings, then I see this book being a great asset to inspiring artists that is worth every penny! But, for now, this book just looks like a new shiny trying to woo people to buy it because it has great artists in it. Having great artists doesn't automatically mean it is a great book or product.
Please don't take me words as a personal attack. I'm just giving my opinion of what I see from a person who hires artists to do work for him and enjoys art.
Ya that's true. This art book isn't for everyone. I personally didnt find it the easiest finding this kind of reference online, especially with what I'm adding to it now. At the end of the day, some artists are more geared towards teaching themselves via figuring stuff out through their own studies, and some prefer further explanations to guide them through it. With this art book, yup, you'll be left to figure out a lot more on your own, but through that kind of learning, you'll find an understanding that can really stick - at least from my own experience.
I don't think that was the intention of the book, but that's how I'm taking to see it at least. This book isnt going to give someone an in depth understanding of anatomy. Its just a visual aid and would, in my opinion, need to be used with other anatomy books that cover a broader understanding.
Lol, no worries dude nothing was taken the wrong way.
Cool man, will do. This all has actually given me the idea to do my own anatomy art book to cover everything as in detail as I can, coz yeah, youre right, this wont be the milestone anatomy art book of this age.