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Mon Sep 21, 2015, 12:40 PM
Michael Hampton's Figure Drawing: Design and Invention

Is a amazing book for understanding anatomy through SHAPES and curves rather than complex forms. I just got contacted for it and I feel its relevant to share the resource since I had to ask someone on facebook for the title dur

I have no anatomy books for animals at this time that I can "share" since they are handbooks that are compiled but If you want to understand the process of drawing animals I was taught in this order.

Humans

Gazelles, Giraffes (you can see the bones)
Zebra, Kangroo (you can see less of the bones, muscle blocks)
Rhino, Hippo (teaches bulky shapes)
Lion, Bear (all together)

In this order because drawing one thing about these animals will then help you understand the next bracket of animals. I highly recommend the book. Also drawing skeletons from life is fabu.

Sin out


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Kitkaloid Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2015  Student General Artist
Thank god i was wondering if anything like this existed. all other approaches ive seen to learning human anatomy have been so sterile and homework-esque
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Sindonic Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
8D YEAH ITS SUCH A GOOD BOOK LIKE PLEASE PLEASE GET IT. its eye opening!
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sevas-tra Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
read the title of this journal and thought you meant vomit
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Sindonic Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
HAHAHAHA OMG
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Razolith Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
can you get it for me? lol jk

I'll have to look into it
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Sindonic Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
LOL
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ChameleonTech Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I've been trying to push this book for /years/. He also has a blogspot, you can find it with a quick google.

Though I'd skip on Hampton's animal books and go for "An Atlas of Animal Anatomy for Artists" by W.Ellenberger, H. Dittrich, and H. Baum- among other books. Hampton just lacks a little understanding when it comes to animal anatomy vs a humans. 
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Sindonic Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
YESSS ITS SO GOOD

had no idea he had a animal book but. In my opinion once you can UNDERSTAND drawing skeleton and joints as shapes/ muscles as angled blocks doing the animals in the order I listed is SUPER easy. Just with some practice and maybe some supplemental pieces to help break the heads down a little easier. I had no "text" for animal art. It was done by hand by a professor who broke the animals down in a similar manner who had been drawing them for years. It is so good. Over 300 pages of amazing gesture and block drawings I just unfortunately can not share it and it cannot be bought ;; its sad for me cause its a good resource.
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ChameleonTech Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I totally recommend checking out the two books then, there are SOME previews of Real and Imagined+Atlas circulating the web but I like to buy things and support the people behind the works. Y'know? 
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Sindonic Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
SAMMEEEE art is hard enough and it really helps splurging a little is good.
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ChameleonTech Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh as for other recommendations, "Force: Dynamic life drawing for animators" and "Animals real and imagined" are also GREAT. Both for humans and animals on the first one.

Real and Imagined is a personal "art book" by a woman who worked on everything from Star wars to Brother bear and beyond, looking into her processes can help anyone who learns visually. 
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Kuumehoro Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks for sharing! I've been wanting to get another anatomy book for a while. You've gotten so good in the past 10 years that I've been wondering what kind of magic tricks you had up your sleeve :D.
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Sindonic Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
8D thank you. Education helped a lot
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Kuumehoro Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yeah, you've gotten amazing in the past 10 years! I was always envious of you US people having access to proper art schools.  I'm also kinda sad we don't talk anymore like we used to, I would love to pick your brain :). Kinda fell off of DA when you went to school so.
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Sindonic Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
:D note me whenever I am a open book.
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Kuumehoro Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Cool! I'll drop you a note one once I can properly sit down on the computer and write (and get skype or something). It's been like what, 5-6 years or longer since we had a proper talk.
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Sindonic Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
xD YES i can't remember much from too far back cause I myself have been through so much but I don't mind.
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JiggyJaggy Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2015
Thank you for sharing this ^^ Always wondered how people got the anatomy down, this will be useful :3
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Sindonic Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
:D classes and stuff help but you can be self taught with diligence.
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JiggyJaggy Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2015
Yea I don't think I will be going to classes anytime soon if ever so ways to self teach are always helpful to me :3
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BatInAHat Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2015
hmmmmm may have to go look for this
Thank you for sharing my dear
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Sindonic Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
yesss go. It was better than my art school textbooks by like ....... a lot.... LOL
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