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Anatomy in Motion: An Artist's Guide to Capturing Dynamic Movement

Anatomy in Motion: An Artist's Guide to Capturing Dynamic Movement

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This book contains nudity for artistic reference.

Study the dynamic movements of the human figure with Anatomy in Motion, a huge collection of detailed photography and layered illustrations. Hundreds of shots capture professional models performing a wide range of actions, from walking and jumping to combat and dance. Explore each pose in depth with planar, contour, and muscle illustrations that provide an innovative visual resource for artists of any skill level or medium. Building on the success of 3dtotal Publishing’s previous Anatomy for Artists, this volume is a must-have for anyone seeking to capture the beauty and complexity of humans in motion.


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This book contains nudity for artistic reference

Anatomy in Motion
is an expansive collection of incredibly detailed photography and overlaid illustrations, showing the human figure in a variety of dynamic movements, at every stage of the action. This is an essential resource for artists of any skill level or medium, who seek to capture figures in motion, showcasing the beauty and complexity of the human form with clear, innovative presentation.

Stunning photography and comprehensive drawings show the contours, planar surfaces, and musculature of figures of varying body types. Hundreds of shots capture professional models performing a wide range of actions, from walking and jumping to combat and dance.

Whether you’re a traditional sculptor, concept artist, oil painter, or 3D digital artist, the resources within this informative book will be invaluable in helping you improve the quality, believability, and anatomical accuracy of your art.

- Hundreds of high-quality, full-colour photographs and illustrations
- Detailed planar, contour, and écorché (muscle) diagrams to study
- An extensive reference for any artist interested in the human figure

Product details
Hardback 360 pages
Dimensions: 320 mm x 260 mm
Paper quality: Full color premium paper pages
ISBN: 978-1-915992-02-4

Special Features

This book contains 4 spreads with flip out pages

About the artist

Charlie is a classically trained figurative artist and illustrator living and working in London. He was awarded the de Laszlo Foundation’s Award for Excellence in 2020. His work is primarily exhibited in London and can be found in collections worldwide.

Contents and contributors

The basics of motion

Introduction
Locomotion principles
Types of muscle
Antagonistic pairs
Active and passive design
Types of motion
Gesture drawing
Three main stages of motion
Balance and movement
Three major masses

 

Basic body movements

Shoulder extension to flexion
Arm extension to flexion
Knee extension to flexion
Hip flexion to extension
Torso flexion to extension
Neck flexion to extension
Arm abduction to adduction
Leg abduction to adduction
Neck rotation
Torso rotation
Torso lateral bend
Forearm pronation to supination
Torso retraction to protraction
Neck lateral bend
Jaw opening
Shoulders lowering and raising


Full-body actions

Walking
Running
Lifting an object
Jumping from a run-up
Vaulting over an obstacle
Jumping in place
Pulling on a rope
Pushing an object
Hitting an object
Getting up from sitting down
Getting up from lying down
Batting a ball
Catching a ball
Kicking a ball
Crawling
Cartwheel
Shoulder roll/tumble
Punching
Kicking
Dancing
Unarmed combat
Armed combat

Gallery

Glossary

Contributors

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Anonymous

Only a view pages of explanations but a lot of good references.
Works great to get into how the muscles work when in movement.

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