Download PDF by Eliot Goldfinger: Animal Anatomy for Artists: The Elements of Form

By Eliot Goldfinger

ISBN-10: 0198032501

ISBN-13: 9780198032502

From the writer of the vintage Human Anatomy for Artists comes this basic 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 mostly depicted animals, offered in a logical and simply understood structure for artists—whether newbie or entire specialist. The booklet specializes in the varieties created by way of muscular tissues and bones, giving artists an important three-d realizing of the ultimate, advanced outer floor of the animal. Goldfinger not just covers the anatomy of the extra universal animals, reminiscent of the pony, puppy, cat, cow, pig, squirrel, and rabbit, but additionally the anatomy of various wild species, together with the lion, giraffe, deer, hippopotamus, rhinoceros, elephant, gorilla, sea lion, and endure. integrated are drawings of skeletons and the way they circulate on the joints, person muscle tissue displaying their attachments at the skeleton, muscular tissues of the total animal, pass sections, photos of reside animals, and silhouettes of comparable animals evaluating their shapes and proportions. He deals a brand new and cutting edge part at the simple physique plan of four-legged animals, giving the reader a vital conceptual realizing of total animal constitution to which the main points of person animals can then be utilized. The bankruptcy on birds covers the skeleton, muscle tissue and feather styles. The appendix offers photos of skulls with significant horns and antlers and a piece on significant floor veins.

Incredibly thorough, choked with crucial info, Animal Anatomy for Artists is a definitive reference paintings, an important e-book for everybody who depicts animals of their artwork.

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Insertion: Dog: Vertical line on the lower half of the front of the • Insertion: Line on the humerus that begins halfway down the outside humerus. Feline: Inner surface of the upper end of the ulna, just below of the bone and passes downward and inward on the front of the lower the elbow joint, in common with the brachialis. half of the bone. • Structure: The upper portion of the brachiocephalicus is divided into a • Action: Pulls the entire forelimb forward and extends the shoulder superficial part, the cleidocervicalis (cleidotrapezius in the feline), and a joint when the head and neck are fixed.

In the dog and feline, it projects substantially and feline. beyond the lower and rear borders of the jaw. Composed of two or more • Action: Closes the mouth, for biting and chewing, by lifting the lower layers, only a small portion of the deep layer of the masseter comes to jaw. In the horse and ox, it also pulls the lower jaw sideways (outward) the surface in the horse, just in front of the jaw joint. 40 INDIVIDUAL MUSCLES » FACE & HEAD HORSE DOG Digastric rear profile of the lower jaw. In the dog and feline, the digastric is a HORSE, DOG, AND FELINE relatively thick muscle.

In the horse and feline, the muscles of both sides meet at the midline toward the rear. In the dog, the muscles of both sides may or may • Action: Closes the mouth, for biting and chewing, by lifting the lower not meet at the midline, depending on the breed. In the dog and feline, jaw up and pulling it back. an upright bony ridge of variable development may be located between • Structure: The muscle fibers begin from a wide origin and converge the muscles of both sides. In the dog and feline, a small band of muscle deeply onto the upper tip of the lower jaw.

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