TARGET CONSUMER- Artists at all levels who want a better
understanding of human anatomy in order to accurately portray the
human form. Audience includes practicing fine artists,
illustrators, animators, video game artists, comic book artists,
students, serious enthusiast artists.
The first anatomy book that teaches anatomy to artists with a comprehensive, yet flexible and holistic, artist-centric
Roberto Osti teaches human anatomy for artists at the New York Academy of Art, University of the Arts in Philadelphia, and the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts. Formally trained as a medical illustrator before becoming a fine artist, Osti has contributed his work to many science and art publications. His paintings have been exhibited in galleries in Europe and the United States.
"This volume is useful not only for the excellent information and
guidance Osti (Univ. of the Arts, Philadelphia) provides but also
for the manner in which he presents the information. His
presentation of the fundamentals is simple but elegant, and the
visuals, examples, and exercises harmoniously supplement the
information. Readers can flip to just what they need or study the
work as a whole, a flexibility that makes the book valuable as both
a textbook and a reference tool. Osti's skills as an artist and
instructor are abundantly clear throughout the book, and the many
excellent illustrations showcase his credentials well. The market
is saturated with books on figure drawing, but human anatomy titles
are less numerous, and many are dated. Sarah Simblet's Anatomy
for the Artist (2001) and Valerie Winslow's Classic Human
Anatomy in Motion: The Artist's Guide to the Dynamics of Figure
Drawing (2015) are excellent, but what sets Osti's title apart
is its simplicity and the clarity of its prose."
--J. C. Burns, Dixie State University
Summing Up: Essential. All readers.