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By Eliot Goldfinger

From the writer of the vintage Human Anatomy for Artists comes this trouble-free reference consultant that includes over unique drawings and over seventy photographs.
Designed for painters, sculptors, and illustrators who use animal imagery of their paintings, Animal Anatomy for Artists deals thorough, in-depth information regarding the main quite often depicted animals, awarded in a logical and simply understood structure for artists—whether newbie or complete specialist. The publication makes a speciality of the types created through muscle tissues and bones, giving artists a very important 3-dimensional realizing of the ultimate, advanced outer floor of the animal. Goldfinger not just covers the anatomy of the extra universal animals, comparable to the pony, puppy, cat, cow, pig, squirrel, and rabbit, but in addition the anatomy of various wild species, together with the lion, giraffe, deer, hippopotamus, rhinoceros, elephant, gorilla, sea lion, and endure. incorporated are drawings of skeletons and the way they flow on the joints, person muscle tissues exhibiting their attachments at the skeleton, muscular tissues of the total animal, go sections, pictures of reside animals, and silhouettes of similar animals evaluating their shapes and proportions. He deals a brand new and cutting edge part at the easy physique plan of four-legged animals, giving the reader a very important conceptual figuring out of total animal constitution to which the main points of person animals can then be utilized. The bankruptcy on birds covers the skeleton, muscle groups and feather styles. The appendix offers pictures of skulls with really good horns and antlers and a piece on significant floor veins.

Incredibly thorough, filled with crucial info, Animal Anatomy for Artists is a definitive reference paintings, an important ebook for everybody who depicts animals of their paintings.

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By Eliot Goldfinger

From the writer of the vintage Human Anatomy for Artists comes this trouble-free reference consultant that includes over unique drawings and over seventy photographs.
Designed for painters, sculptors, and illustrators who use animal imagery of their paintings, Animal Anatomy for Artists deals thorough, in-depth information regarding the main quite often depicted animals, awarded in a logical and simply understood structure for artists—whether newbie or complete specialist. The publication makes a speciality of the types created through muscle tissues and bones, giving artists a very important 3-dimensional realizing of the ultimate, advanced outer floor of the animal. Goldfinger not just covers the anatomy of the extra universal animals, comparable to the pony, puppy, cat, cow, pig, squirrel, and rabbit, but in addition the anatomy of various wild species, together with the lion, giraffe, deer, hippopotamus, rhinoceros, elephant, gorilla, sea lion, and endure. incorporated are drawings of skeletons and the way they flow on the joints, person muscle tissues exhibiting their attachments at the skeleton, muscular tissues of the total animal, go sections, pictures of reside animals, and silhouettes of similar animals evaluating their shapes and proportions. He deals a brand new and cutting edge part at the easy physique plan of four-legged animals, giving the reader a very important conceptual figuring out of total animal constitution to which the main points of person animals can then be utilized. The bankruptcy on birds covers the skeleton, muscle groups and feather styles. The appendix offers pictures of skulls with really good horns and antlers and a piece on significant floor veins.

Incredibly thorough, filled with crucial info, Animal Anatomy for Artists is a definitive reference paintings, an important ebook for everybody who depicts animals of their paintings.

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The volumetric muscles create most of the body's forms. The sheet muscles cover the volumetric muscles and bone, whose forms may be either seen underneath or concealed. Sheet muscles can also produce form directly, especially at their edges where they appear in relief. A muscle belly is the total fleshy mass of a single muscle. It may consist of one or more heads, which are distinct muscle forms that usually begin separately yet have a single insertion after they fuse together. Muscle fibers attach either directly to the skeleton or cartilage, or by means of a tendon, which may be cable-like or sheet-like.

It adds a layer of muscular thickness that participates in forming the • Action: Both sides of the body together: Extend the head and lift the volume of the neck. It is thicker in the dog and the feline than in the ox. neck. One side only: Pulls the head and neck to that side. • Structure: The splenius is a large, flat, triangular muscle located between the head, the top of the shoulder, and the neck vertebrae. It comes to the surface in an irregular rectangular window bordered by the brachiocephalicus in front, the trapezius and a small portion of the rhomboid behind, and the neck portion of the serratus ventralis (cervicis) below.

The pelvis of the ox is more horizontal than that of the horse. The front portion of the pelvis expands into the wide, flat ilium (plural, ilia). The anterior plate-like portion faces upward in the horse and ox and outward in the dog and cat. It is especially narrow (seen in side view) in the cat. Its front edge, called the crest, is usually curved. The crest is concave in the horse and ox where it is covered over with muscle—concealed in the horse but occasionally visible through the muscle in the ox.

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