Hardcover ISBN: 0714875953
A compelling collection of self-portraits from throughout recorded history, revised to include captivating contemporary works The challenge of interpreting and recreating their own likenesses has proven irresistible to artists throughout the ages. Originally published more than 80 years ago and last revised in 2000, this wholly new edition for 2018 presents a selection of powerfully evocative works by many of the world's greatest artists - from Dürer and Rembrandt to Marina Abramović, David Hockney, and Cindy Sherman - working in painting, photography, sculpture, and performance. Flowing in a chronological sequence, with interspersed artist quotes, it features essays by Julian Bell and Liz Rideal. This is both a useful resource and a thoughtful celebration of a much-loved art form.
Paintings 2014 to 2017
Hardcover ISBN: 3775743529
Anatomy Drawing School
Paperback ISBN: 3848008300
The Anatomy Drawing School—Animal anatomy recognizes the prominent role of the anatomy for the fine arts. The impressively detailed illustrations of the Hungarian master András Szunyoghy have accompanied artists as well as anatomists all over the world for more than a decade. This edition is intended to make Szunyoghy’s work accessible for an even broader public.
Anatomy for 3D Artists
The Essential Guide for CG Professionals
Paperback ISBN: 1909414247
Anatomy for 3D Artists is an essential teaching guide for sculpting human anatomy. Non-software specific, it is packed with everything today's 3D artist needs to know to tackle the difficult task of recreating the human form in 3D. Starting with 2D references, and moving on to practical and advanced 3D sculpting—including topology and animation preparation—every stage in the creation of an ideal male and female figure is covered. Featuring established artists such as Chris Legaspi and Mario Anger, there are also several master projects for an informative and in-depth overview of the 3D sculpting process, showing how the ideal human form can be adapted to fit any shape!
Anatomy for Fantasy Artists
An Illustrator's Guide to Creating Action Figures and Fantastical Forms
Paperback ISBN: 1438001983
If you're an art student who plans to focus your career in the direction of fantasy illustration, this brand-new edition of a popular and practical training course offers you valuable instruction from experts in the field. This second edition has been expanded with additional pages that feature many more how-to, step-by-step color illustrations. Anatomy for Fantasy Artists trains you in creating professional quality illustration for comic book art, graphic novels, fantasy posters, sci-fi book covers and illustrations, and computer games. Instruction starts with the basics of human anatomical drawing and musculature, and then follows with a review of the principles of perspective and composition. Subsequent sections instruct on ways to distort, develop, and transform the human figure, giving it features that range from monstrous or magical to super-agile or larger than life. Detailed artist's references and step-by-step instructions show how to build bodies that truly stretch the imagination--mighty alien warriors, kick-boxing cyber-punks, and mega-muscled superheroes, to name just a few. You also learn how to render characters in many different dynamic action poses, such as flying, spinning, punching, and jumping, as well as how to express each character's emotions through facial expressions. Approximately 400 color illustrations.
Anatomy for the Artist
Hardcover ISBN: 078948045x
Specially taken photographs combine with the author's illustrations to provide an accurate depiction of the construction and anatomical structure of the human body, in a stunning guide filled with an abundance of ways for artists' to enhance and improve their techniques.
The Anatomy of Style
Figure Drawing Techniques
Paperback ISBN: 0957664982
Patrick J. Jones brings his unique teaching methods for drawing the human form to today's generation of artists Continuing the legacy of such revered masters of figure drawing as Loomis, Hogarth, and Riley, is the highly regarded artist and teacher Patrick J. Jones. His fresh, innovative approach breaks the human body down into shapes and rhythms that can easily be committed to memory, demystifying the art of figure drawing in the process. Much more than a book on anatomy: this guide explains how to use knowledge of the human form to produce drawings with style and grace, using pastel, pencil, and charcoal techniques and tools. It features reproductions of the original anatomy sheets and figure drawings produced during Patrick's live lectures, and is packed full of insights from a modern master of anatomy. Offering plenty of practical instruction and insights for digital painters, this resource will also enhance the drawing and painting techniques of figurative artists, animators, and students at every level of experience.
The Sacred Origins of Tattoos And Body Markings
Paperback ISBN: 1932771751
Seven years, seven continents, and thirty countries, from the African savannah to the barrios of Los Angeles, from New Zealand to Egypt, and Brazil to Burkina Faso, Chris Rainier documented the traditions of tattooing, scarification, piercing, and other forms of body altering art, the origins of which date back to the dawn of humankind. Ancient Marks reveals not only the haunting beauty of these often mystical forms, but also connects them to humanity's enduring efforts to tell stories, forge identity, and create links to the divine. "The human form became, through the brillance of inspired artistry, a sacred geography of the soul, a map of culture and myth expressed by forms painted, carved, or incised upon the canvas of the body" — Wade Davis. A former apprentice to Ansel Adams, award-winning Chris Rainier is considered one of the leading documentary photographers working today. Co-director of the National Geographic Society's Cultural Ethnosphere Program, he has traveled to all seven continents, including extensive expeditions throughout Africa, Antarctica, and New Guinea. Rainier's photography has been featured in Time, Life, Smithsonian, The New York Times, Outside, and is a contributing editor for National Geographic Traveler, a contributing photographer for National Geographic Adventure and a contributing correspondent for NPR's Day to Day.