Sarah Simblet is an artist, writer, and anatomist whose work explores the relationship between science, history, and art. Sarah is the author of ‘Drawing for the Artist’, which is also the book we will discuss in this Story.
Her entire professional life has been based on the quest to construct and encourage a visual type of learning about anatomy.
She teaches short courses in anatomy, botany, and drawing at the Ruskin School of Art and the Royal Academy. She is Director of Fine Arts at Christ Church, Oxford, and the book we are looking at today is the first in a fascinating series by the professor, in collaboration with photographer extraordinaire John Daves.
“Anatomy for the Artist” by Sarah Simblet
This book is one-of-a-kind.
It cleverly shows lots of commissioned drawings and photographs to visually demonstrate how skeletons and muscles combine.
The photographs are enhanced by transparent sheets, which have the corresponding hand-drawn anatomy superimposed. In this way, students can understand both the human anatomy and how it appears when covered by skin.
Human anatomy is covered from head to toe, featuring stunning drawings of anatomies moving through space. These drawings not only look great but also help the student understand the spatial composition.
The book features more than 250 artworks, including photographs and drawings, 10 masterclasses explaining how great artists of the past have represented the human body, and provides practical advice and top tips on figure drawing…Amazing!
Sarah Simblet’s “Anatomy for the Artist! Is the first of its kind – a comprehensive guide to drawing the human form.
In collaboration with John Daver, Sarah has produced a beautifully illustrated book that is essential for any artist serious about studying anatomy.
We recommend you to watch this book showcase carefully, to discover for yourself, for the wonders we have told you about!
“Anatomy for the artist” by Sarah Simblet in 4K!
If you like this book, We recommend you also check out another useful book, to improve your drawing skills: “Steve Huston Made A Book That Will Improve Your Drawing Skills In A Time You Probably Can’t Believe”