Classic Human Anatomy in Motion by Valerie L. Winslow is the perfect learning tool for those wanting to develop life drawing skills. With her four decades of drawing and teaching at prestigious colleges, you will definitely want to take the time to thoroughly absorb the information she shares within her book.
I was so excited to receive this book because I have been wanting to expand my drawing skills. The majority of the book basically deals with the human body: skeletons, joints, muscles and tendons. Everything you need to understand about the human body to help you realistically bring it to life on paper.
Winslow helps you understand how the parts of the human body come together and function individually as well as together in order for you to enhance realistic movement to your drawing. With each lesson, they are accompanied with hundreds of detailed illustrations to help you see how to effectively apply each technique.
The end of the book, which wasn’t much in my opinion, was dedicated to drawing exercises to help reinforce what you have learned by having the exercises bases on each lesson covered in the book. For as much anatomy information and drawing techniques in the book, I was hoping the exercise section was just as large as those sections.
It doesn’t matter if you’re an expert artist or a novice because Winslow starts everyone on the same level: beginners. I found this book to be the most in-depth when it comes to life drawing, and the author really took her time to make sure that by the end of the book you have the necessary knowledge and tools to successfully start life drawing. I would recommend this book to anyone who is interested in drawing as either a hobby or profession.