Written by a long-time expert on drawing and painting human anatomy, Classic Human Anatomy in Motion offers artists everything they need to realistically draw the human figure as it is affected by movement. Written in a friendly style, the book is illustrated with hundreds of life drawing studies (both quick poses and long studies), along with charts and diagrams showing the various anatomical and structural components. This comprehensive manual features five distinct sections, each focusing on a different aspect of the human figure: bones and joint movement, muscle groups, surface form and soft tissue characteristics, structure, and movement. Each chapter builds an artistic understanding of how motion transforms the human figure and can create a sense of expressive vibrancy in one's art.
Valerie L. Winslow is a professional fine artist who has exhibited her paintings and drawings in museums and galleries nationwide since 1977. Works by her are in many private collections, and she has won numerous awards. For more than thirty years she has taught figurative art and artistic anatomy at well-known institutions, and she has also taught animators at Pixar Animation Studios. Currently, Valerie is in the faculty of San Francisco's Academy of Art University, School of Fine Arts, where she serves as Anatomy Coordinator.