Visualizing Muscles: A New Ecorché Approach to Surface Anatomy
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John Cody, M.D., a retired psychiatrist, received his training in medical illustration at Johns Hopkins' Department of Art as Applied to Medicine and spent eleven years as a medical and scientific illustrator. . His watercolor paintings of giant silk moths are currently on display at the Smithsonian Institution. Among his published books is the Atlas of Foreshortening
Visualizing exactly what happens beneath the skin to cause these changes on the surface is an essential skill for artists, physicians, physical therapists, and body builders-for anyone who needs to understand the body in motion. Cody, who experimented with techniques for two years, pioneers the use of a model on whose skin muscles, tendons, and fascial sheaths are painted with scientific accuracy. Thus Cody's technique enables students of anatomy to visualize the muscles beneath the skin and the changes brought about by movement.. But how do you teach this skill? Why not paint a live model to look as though his skin had been stripped off and then photograph him in multiple poses? From that idea comes Visualizing Muscles, an innovative aid to drawing, sculpting, and learning surface anatomy. More than one hundred static and active poses are included in Visualizing Muscles. Paired photographs one painted and labelled, one not show how the simulated muscles
Great if you're new to surface anatomy, or if you're teaching HHH88 This is not a must have, but it can be used as a very handy guide, especially if you have students who are new to the figure.. A Customer said Art study only ! (not technical reference). This book is useful for artists such as painters and sculptors trying to accurately represent a muscular male body in different poses (like greek sculptures - Atlas, The Thinker, etc). Every page shows the model in a different position comparing the same pose in the "buff" with and without the painted muscles.. "One of the best Anatomy books for any Artist!" according to The Game Artist. This is easily one of the greatest anatomy for artists books I've found. It covers various landmarks and on the opposite page uses a unique way to visualize the underlying muscle structure of the same pose. A must have book for any Artist!
It will appeal to artists, sculptors, medical students, physical and massage therapists, body builders, exercise physiologists, and anyone wanting to understand the body in motion. From the Back Cover Visualizing Muscles is a unique, practical approach to the study of surface anatomy.