Morpho: Anatomy for Artists: 1
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Nearly a century before Mondrian made geometrical red, yellow, and blue lines famous, 19th-century mathematician Oliver Byrne employed the color scheme for his 1847 edition of Euclid's mathematical and geometric treatise Elements.
There is not a lot of text with discussion of attachment points or range of motion or joint descriptions; rather it is full of well executed drawings that allow an artist to understand the structure of the human body AND offer a master class in line drawing.El primer tomo es una colección de ilustraciones que muestran lo esencial para construir un volumen debajo del pelo, la grasa y la piel. But the creator behind “Morpho” gets it - Lauricella presents the human form in a variety of dynamic positions, deftly demonstrating form, bone and muscle with a beautiful economy of line. If your beginning in drawing and want to get better at anatomy and human body just read this and draw every page for like 1/2 month combined with other human model references and I PROMISE you will get better. In this book, Michel Lauricella presents both his artistic and systematic methods for drawing the human body--with drawing techniques from the corch (showing the musculature underneath the skin) to sketches of models in action. Over a year ago I purchased the highly recommended “Atlas of Human Anatomy for the Artist” by Peck and was severely disappointed.
There are many illustrated examples of anatomy from different angles and the body in different poses to show how the form of muscle change. Rather than going the traditional route of memorizing a repertoire of poses, Lauricella instead stresses learning this small collection of forms, which can then be combined and shaped into the more complex and varied forms and postures we see in the living body. This isn’t a how-to-draw book, but it explains anatomical reasoning like how an ear is leveled to a jawbone or how long an arm should be from the kneecap. The book shows multiple times how to take a shape of a person’s pose, make a skeletal figure, and then add the meat and muscles.Please feel free to correct me if I am wrong but I have just started reading this book in English and have found two misleading facts. In Morpho: Hands and Feet, artist and teacher Michel Lauricella presents a unique approach to learning to draw the human body.
The sketching style is loose but precise and this feels like what a teacher would draw when explaining the subject.There's not much text but whenever there is, the text is insightful and talks about things you should know when it comes to drawing the said part. Please check out r/ArtBusiness to discuss topics related to business, careers, social media, clients etc. This book is some of the most easy to follow anatomy, it's really straight forward, great for people who are starting out, it shows you the basic understanding of muscles and skeletons and break them down to basic forms.