Drawing the Living Figure


by Joseph Sheppard

An innovative approach to artistic anatomy that, rather than depicting muscles and bones, focuses upon the specifics of surface anatomy. Over l70 of Joseph Sheppard’s drawings show many different live models in front, back and side views, and in various standing, sitting, kneeling, crouching, reclining and twisting poses. Each drawing is accompanied by two diagrams, one for bones, one for muscles, specifically demonstrating how the surface forms were created by the definitive shapes beneath the skin. 177 illustrations. Introduction. Index.

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