Anatomy for Sculptors is hands down the best anatomy reference book I have seen. The book was recently Kickstarted by Sandis Kondrats and Uldis Zarins. These men are both incredible artists, and experts in the field of anatomy. With this book, they’ve re-defined anatomy reference, and brought it forward to today’s standards of art instruction, making the subject much more interesting and understandable for today’s digital artists.
The book contains minimal text, and instead focuses on giving you the most comprehensive views of the body, which are clearly labeled, color coded, and illustrated from every possible angle and pose. The book uses overlays to make sure you’re never second guessing the images, and wherever there is a distinction or variation in gender or race, it’s clearly illustrated. Just take a look at the video and images below, and you’ll see, as an artist, you need this book on your shelf.
If that weren’t enough, most of the images seen above, while also included in the book, were pulled from the official website, which is an incredible resource for artists in itself. There you’ll find dozens of images just like these, as well as links to more incredible anatomy resources around the web. The super keen can even purchase plaster casts directly from the site to sharpen their eyes with more focused study.
A book like this is well overdo, as many 3d interactive anatomy resources are already popping up all over the web. Not to be outdone, Sandis has already joined the fray and is currently Kickstarting a new project entitled, “Human Atlas 360.” The rewards of backing this project include a copy of Anatomy for Sculptors, so don’t miss your chance to get a great deal on both of these incredible resources.