Book Review: Human Anatomy for Artists

Human Anatomy for Artists by Andras Szunyoghy and Gyorgy Feher

Human Anatomy for Artists by Andras Szunyoghy is a rather thick anatomy reference book at 496 pages. It's loaded with huge detailed pencil illustrations. They are really big and a pleasure to look at.

The examples are shown in all positions, top and bottom whenever necessary. There are drawings of individual muscles as well as when they are layered on top one another. Every new page takes a bit of the previous and builds on it, all the way to the end. Every part of the bones and muscles are very clearly illustrated. Because of the multiple angles, one can really get a good sense of the form. I'm pretty sure anyone can be a master at anatomy after drawing everything in the book.

There are not much text in the book except for the labeling of muscles and parts.

While the book has some drawings of bending body parts, you'll really learn more on posing with figure drawing books. With the knowledge provided here, figure drawing will be a breeze.

This is a very useful anatomy reference book for any artists. The huge illustrations is a really big plus.

5 out of 5 stars.

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Note that this book is big, thick and slightly heavy enough for Amazon to add a bulky-item surcharge to it.

If you're in Germany, you should probably get the German edition of the book which is much cheaper.

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6 Comments

I really love this book, but

I really love this book, but you can not buy it anymore.. I loved the style, and I wanted a thick book showing all the muscles etc. I want to be a 3d Artist in the future.. Do you know any other book, that is "like this" book?
Bernhard

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