Originally Posted by neilpriceart
I really want to paint the figure beautifully so Iím going to bit the bullet and learn human anatomy for artists. Does anyone know any good resources for this?
I know there are some very old dry books where you copy the drawings, bridgeman etc. Does anyone know of any good online resources or more up to date resources to learn what I need?
My apologies this is so late after your question - try www.posespace.com
I have been able to download a number of pdf books with numerous photographs of posing models. It is material intended for artists to use as the basis for their work.
From the bookstore - my own view of good references are;
V Perard - 'anatomy and drawing. and V L Winslow 'Classic human anatomy in motion'
To draw the head a good place to start is Hogarth 'drawing the human head'.
I have a load of other books on portraits and human figures / anatomy but these three are a useful starting point.
There is old stuff that is very good and free off the Internet - look for Loomis - several of his books are there and though dated images, the principles are well explained.