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

By Eliot Goldfinger

From the writer of the vintage Human Anatomy for Artists comes this straightforward reference advisor 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 bargains thorough, in-depth information regarding the main mostly depicted animals, offered in a logical and simply understood structure for artists—whether newbie or finished specialist. The e-book makes a speciality of the varieties created through muscle groups and bones, giving artists a vital 3-dimensional knowing of the ultimate, complicated 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 stream on the joints, person muscle tissues displaying their attachments at the skeleton, muscle tissues of the complete animal, go sections, images of reside animals, and silhouettes of comparable animals evaluating their shapes and proportions. He bargains a brand new and leading edge part at the simple physique plan of four-legged animals, giving the reader a very important conceptual knowing of total animal constitution to which the main points of person animals can then be utilized. The bankruptcy on birds covers the skeleton, muscle tissues and feather styles. The appendix provides images of skulls with significant horns and antlers and a bit on significant floor veins.

Incredibly thorough, jam-packed with crucial details, Animal Anatomy for Artists is a definitive reference paintings, a vital booklet for everybody who depicts animals of their paintings.

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They are covered by narrow • Insertion: Rear part of the skull. and wide tendons and thin muscles, yet they help create the fullness • Action: Both sides together extend the head. on the back of the neck, determined in large part by the width of the • Structure: This is a short muscle which fill the space between the skull atlas (the first neck vertebra) and the vertical projection of the axis (the and the first neck vertebra. It is directed forward, upward, and inward. second neck vertebra). Obliquus capitis caudalis (Large oblique muscle, Axoido-atloideus) Rectus capitis dorsalis major (Posterior straight muscle, Axoido-occipitalis) • Origin: Upper edge of the upright spine of the second neck vertebra.

The origin, insertion, action, and structure are listed for each muscle. Important differences in the other species are listed, but the common features are not repeated. BASIC BODY PLAN DOG MAJOR ANTAGONISTIC MUSCLE GROUPS » MUSCLES 2/ 28 INDIVIDUAL MUSCLES > FACE & HEAD HORSE Introduction OX dicular to the direction of their muscular fibers (perpendicular to the The muscles of the head consist of the chewing muscles (temporalis, direction of pull). The mouth region receives the most muscles; there- masseter, and digastric) and the facial muscles (zygomaticus, orbicularis fore, it is the most mobile part of the face.

Insertion: Outer (rear) corner of the eye region. • Action: Pulls the region of the outer corner of the eye rearward. • Structure: The retractor anguli oculi lateralis is a short muscle. It is not found in the horse or the ox. Dilator naris apicalis (Transversus nasi) • Attachment: Horse: Upper, inner, and lower edges of both nostrils (from cartilage). Ox: Origin: Front end of the forwardmost (incisive) bone of the upper jaw, and from a tendinous band on the midline; Insertion: Inner edge of the nostril.

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