Essential guide to creating artistic renderings of the human bodyArtists looking to supplement a live model class or hone their skills from the comfort of home are provided with a solid pictorial guide to the human form in this detailed reference. Nearly 200 crisp photographs portray a diverse group of male and female models from a variety of angles in 52 classically inspired poses. Precise lighting reveals otherwise hidden areas of the models and illustrates rich shadowing and tone, while an anatomical study, inspired by da Vinci’s Vitruvian Man, presents detailed proportional references for each model. The accompanying CD-ROM contains nearly 1,500 high-resolution, full-color images, allowing artists to zoom in on challenging areas such as the hands, feet, and face, or project the photos to life-size proportions. Nine poses with overhead views are also exclusively available on the CD-ROM.
Reviews"A great visual aid with large accessible photographs from which to work when a live model is not available." —Rhiannon Mercer, MFA, artist and teacher, Abuquerque, New Mexico
"Larger images, full natural color and the greater range of models make this very close to the drawing lab experience." —Robert Rhoades, professor of fine arts, College of the Redwoods
"Will be extremely useful to a wide range of artists: painters, sculptors and digital animators." —Virginia Maksymowicz, associate professor of art, Franklin & Marshall College
"An artist wishing to paint the human body in its entirety would be well served by [this] book." —Jeriah Hildwine, painter, MFA, Hoffberger School of Painting, Maryland Institute College of Art
Author BiographyMaureen Johnson is an art director and marketing analyst. Douglas Johnson is a photographer and engineer. They are the coauthors of Art Models and live in Derry, New Hampshire.