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The Artist's Guide to the Anatomy of the Human Head - OUT OF PRINT!

The Artist's Guide to the Anatomy of the Human Head - OUT OF PRINT!

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PLEASE NOTE: this book is out of print with no current plans to reprint it.

The Artist's Guide to the Anatomy of the Human Head is an essential reference guide designed to help you not only understand anatomical forms and features but also to learn how to accurately and effectively portray emotion in any character-based artwork.

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Beginning with the skeletal and muscular structures of the head, then moving on to a look at the muscle movements behind six key expressions and how different artists portray these emotions, this book is packed with detailed references and invaluable information that will teach you to better understand and appreciate the anatomy of the face, and help you execute universally recognizable expressions in your artwork. Written and illustrated by leading artists from a variety of disciplines, including 3D modeling, illustration, and fine art, the visual aids and insight offered make this book a must-have for all artists looking to portray emotions and create relatable characters.

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Softback 232 pages
Dimensions: 210mm x 260mm
Paper quality: Full colour premium paper pages
ISBN: 978-1-909414-45-7

Contents and contributors


Defining structure

The skull

Muscles and surface features

Defining expressions     

Planes of the head

Approaching planar

Planar expressions


Pablo Muñoz Gómez

Sylwia Bomba

Abigail Larson

From expressions to emotions



Customer Reviews

Based on 3 reviews
Excellent reference for the multidisciplinary artist

This book is fantastic for multidisciplinary artists. Not only does it provide extensive reference for 2D traditional artists, but also traditional sculptors and digital sculptors too! Must-have for anyone interested in portraiture or character design.

Fantastic Resource

A beautifully presented book on the subject. Glad to have this as part of my collection. Would have liked to see a more in depth breakdown of muscles and some ecorches, but still a very good learning resource.

Excelente libro

Es un libro muy interesante, los graficos y la impresin son muy buenos, fcil de entender, realmente es un libro que vale toda la pena comprarlo y aprender de el, la anatomia es algo que los artistas digitales 3D no debemos pasar por alto.___It is a very interesting book, the graphics and printing are very good, easy to understand, it really is a book that is worth buying and learning from it, anatomy is something that 3D digital artists should not overlook.