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Basic Human Anatomy: An Essential Visual Guide for Artists by Roberto Osti

Cover of Basic Human Anatomy: An Essential Visual Guide for Artists book

Publisher: Monacelli Studio

Publishing Date: 10/18/2016

Reviews of Basic Human Anatomy: An Essential Visual Guide for Artists

“This volume is useful not only for the excellent information and guidance Osti (Univ. of the Arts, Philadelphia) provides but also for the manner in which he presents the information. His presentation of the fundamentals is simple but elegant, and the visuals, examples, and exercises harmoniously supplement the information. Readers can flip to just what they need or study the work as a whole, a flexibility that makes the book valuable as both a textbook and a reference tool. Osti’s skills as an artist and instructor are abundantly clear throughout the book, and the many excellent illustrations showcase his credentials well. The market is saturated with books on figure drawing, but human anatomy titles are less numerous, and many are dated. Sarah Simblet’s Anatomy for the Artist (2001) and Valerie Winslow’s Classic Human Anatomy in Motion: The Artist’s Guide to the Dynamics of Figure Drawing (2015) are excellent, but what sets Osti’s title apart is its simplicity and the clarity of its prose.”
CHOICE magazine
–J. C. Burns, Dixie State University

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Dynamic Human Anatomy: An Artist’s Guide to Structure, Gesture, and the Figure in Motion by Roberto Osti

Cover of Dynamic Human Anatomy: An Artist’s Guide to Structure, Gesture, and the Figure in Motion book

Publisher: Monacelli Studio

Publishing Date: 04/06/2021

Reviews of Dynamic Human Anatomy: An Artist’s Guide to Structure, Gesture, and the Figure in Motion

“Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo and Raphael drew the human body with an understanding of its workings from the inside outside—as have thousands of artists since. Who better to teach this method than Roberto Osti, who trained as a medical illustrator before turning to fine art. . . . Dynamic Human Anatomy, a follow-up to his book Basic Human Anatomy, explains how this methodology can be used to reach beyond static depictions in order to ‘convey a sense of life or express psychological character.’”
—Artists Magazine

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