anatomy book by osti

Basic Human Anatomy by Roberto Osti

$40.00

Basic Human Anatomy
by Roberto Osti
hardback | 304 pages

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Basic Human Anatomy
by Roberto Osti
hardback | 304 pages

sign up for Roberto’s anatomy class

Townsend Atelier visiting instructor, Roberto Osti, has just published a book that is a must-have for any artist’s library.
A comprehensive, yet flexible and holistic approach to the human body for artists, Roberto Osti’s method of teaching anatomy is exhaustive, but never loses sight of the fact that this understanding should lead to the creation of art.

Basic Human Anatomy teaches artists the simple yet powerful formula artists have used for centuries to draw the human figure from the inside out. Osti, using the basic system of line, shape, and form used by da Vinci, Raphael, and Michelangelo, takes readers step-by-step through all the lessons needed in order to master this essential foundation skill. Organized progressively, the book shows readers how to replicate the underlying structure of the body using easy-to-understand scales and ratios; conceptualize the front and side views of the skeleton with basic shapes; add detail with simplified depictions of complex bones and joints; draw a muscle map of the body with volumetric form and realistic dimension; master the feet, hands, and skull to create realistic renderings of the human form; and apply a deeper knowledge of anatomy to finished drawings for more impact.