Human Anatomy Reference Material

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RypeArts
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Posted Mon Nov 10, 2008 7:32AM
Does anyone know a good site, book, or other source to get some Human Anatomy Reference Material? I need to brush up on my figure drawing skills.
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Posted Mon Nov 10, 2008 8:44AM
http://fineart.sk

http://www.3d.sk

(Edited on 2008-11-10 08:48:56 by geopaul)
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Posted Mon Nov 10, 2008 10:55AM
posemaniacs has anatomical poses and a cool 30-second pose generator thing that's good for gesture drawings
RypeArts
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Posted Mon Nov 10, 2008 11:11AM
Thanks for the links! Posemaniacs is awesome!
heather_mcgrath
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Posted Mon Nov 10, 2008 11:22PM
I bought a piece of software online called Poser Figure artist, it is a "simpler" version of the full fledged Poser. Works pretty well and there are props, clothes, hair you can add. You can also purchase pose sets online for around $5 each.
I use it all the time now.
Here is the link to download a free 30 day trial

link

(Edited on 2008-11-10 23:23:06 by hgmcgrath)
FrankRamspott
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Posted Wed Nov 12, 2008 1:01AM

If you like to brush up your figure drawing skills, I would recommend two books about character animation drawing:


- Preston Blair, Animation 1, Walter Foster
- Tom Bancroft, Creating Characters with personality, Watson-Guptill Publications


OK, it's not real human anatomy, but it's the best way to learn from animators. The key is, that animators concentrate on the main expression of a character, like posture and facial expression. And I think it's important to learn drawing humans step by step. Don't start with the chatchiest thing (realistic humans), start with easy figures, simple cartoon characters. After that experience you can adopt your knowledge to more complex figures. 
FrankRamspott
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Posted Wed Nov 12, 2008 1:03AM
Another brilliant book about this topic is:
- Jack Hamm, Cartooning the Head and Figure, Penguin 
mystockicons
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Posted Thu Nov 13, 2008 5:43PM
Try istockphoto   We actually have some decent reference material...you just have to be...ehm able to find it.
FreeTransform
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Posted Thu Nov 13, 2008 5:59PM

Posted By sothy:
Try istockphoto ;) We actually have some decent reference material...you just have to be...ehm able to find it.

What do you mean by that?
daveturton
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Posted Thu Nov 13, 2008 6:07PM
What do they mean by that?
FreeTransform
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Posted Thu Nov 13, 2008 6:16PM
And by the way, sothy, who are you? New inspector for vectors?
Colonel
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Posted Thu Nov 13, 2008 6:26PM
Hi guys

I don't think Nishan is in any way saying you can use istock reference for your uploads. However we do have good files available here if you have a project and need to use a stock photo as a basis for your illustration.

Because we all know that you must own or have the rights to use any material for istock submissions, don't we?.

So let's not jump the gun on that one eh?
bortonia
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Posted Thu Nov 13, 2008 6:41PM
LOL, Nishan is one of the programmers at iStock, he started at HQ just a month after I did. It took me a year to convince him to get into vectors: he's a kickass illustrator and I didn't want to see his talent go to waste
FreeTransform
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Posted Thu Nov 13, 2008 7:00PM

Posted By bortonia:
LOL, Nishan is one of the programmers at iStock,

Ah, so we can ask him about vectors AND the Best Match!

Thread derailment, sorry!
johnwoodcock
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Posted Fri Nov 14, 2008 2:09AM

"However we do have good files available here if you have a project and need to use a stock photo as a basis for your illustration."


Sorry, can I just clarify this, is it permissable to use iStock photos as a basis for illustrations? I always assumed not, was I wrong?
violetaviolenta
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Posted Fri Nov 14, 2008 3:09AM

The most useful for me are the old books to learn to draw and paint, in the old days the style was more realistic,


I found this blog with an old drawing Course
http://www.sevencamels.blogspot.com called FAC, there are many great book not printed anymore

http://www.animationarchive.org/labels/instruction.html 


And ASIFA is always a find

(Edited on 2008-11-14 04:30:16 by violetaviolenta)

(Edited on 2008-11-14 04:33:46 by violetaviolenta)
Susan_Stewart
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Posted Fri Nov 14, 2008 3:24AM
Posted By johnwoodcock:

"However we do have good files available here if you have a project and need to use a stock photo as a basis for your illustration."


Sorry, can I just clarify this, is it permissable to use iStock photos as a basis for illustrations? I always assumed not, was I wrong?

As I understand it, you can use them as a basis for illustrations for a client  project in a design or for personal illustrations that are not for resale (some of my istock photos have ended up pretty much unrecognisable as small parts of final graphics and composites, although I don't know if any have been used as the basis for illustrations). You can't use them as the basis for an illustration for resale as RF stock, and other forms of resale would need extended licences.
Colonel
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Posted Fri Nov 14, 2008 4:07AM

Posted By johnwoodcock:

"However we do have good files available here if you have a project and need to use a stock photo as a basis for your illustration."


Sorry, can I just clarify this, is it permissable to use iStock photos as a basis for illustrations? I always assumed not, was I wrong?


There's no difference between purchasing a photo to use in a advertisement, and purchasing a photo and redrawing it to use in an advertisement (for example).

That is perfectly acceptable - as Susan says, as long as you're not trying to resell it as royalty free - which is a no go zone - I'll hunt you down...
johnwoodcock
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Posted Fri Nov 14, 2008 5:57AM

"which is a no go zone - I'll hunt you down... wink"


It's not something I was planning to do, I always take my own ref. shots where necessary, I was just curious.
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Posted Mon Nov 17, 2008 8:52AM

Colonel, exactly what I meant...thanks for the clear up on legal and


Bortonia, holy crap my cover has been blown.  gasp!  :P


Yeah, if you're looking for human references for a project, or even pictures of obscure places, etc (i know a lot of our pictures are great reference material as colors and what not for concept artists), why not grab a couple to take a look at.  There are so many shots in the collection that may not be 'traditional' stock or even artsy, but simply find their value as a great educational reference. 


 


 
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