Editorial Reviews. From the Back Cover. “Excellent. The most valuable, detailed anatomical studies (which are also beautifully drawn) of all parts of the figure. Parka said: (More pictures at )Constructive Anatomy is like the s have used this and other books by George B. Bridgman (for nearly Donor challenge: For only 2 more days, a generous supporter will match your donations 2-to Triple your impact! Dear Internet Archive.

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The book is separated into different anatomy parts; head, ears, feet, arms, etc. Each segment is a joint, whose lever extends backward to the bridgmwn groove of the back.

Constructive Anatomy George B.

Drawing the Living Figure Joseph Sheppard. Product details Format Paperback pages Anatoym 12 x x It’s recommended for intermediate artists and above. Aug 05, Johnny Atomic rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: There’s mostly drawings for reference and what little text appears is explanatory and referential. Very cool old-fashioned style.

Drawing the Draped Figure George B. I want my money back.

Constructive Anatomy by George B. Bridgman

My only gripe is – I bought the Kindle version first, and it was full of wonky characters and misaligned formatting. Come on guys, it’s like four bucks on Amazon. They have found, and continue to find, that his unique way of discovering the vitalizing forces in the human form and realizing them in drawing carries the student pleasantly over one of art’s most severe hurdles.


In contr Action they are lifted and bulged, while in their relaxed state they are flabby and soft. A very helpful how-to book that’s practically a bible for comic artists.

More useful for the pictures than the anatomy lessons. Aug 18, Des Small rated it it was ok. Mrs Naomi Goodwin rated brixgman it was ok Aug 29, Bridgman’s book opened my mind to an incredible vista of possibilities.

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It is a strong column occupying almost the centre or axis of the body, of alternating discs of bone and very elastic cartilage. I don’t yet understand all of it; in more than twenty years I still haven’t mastered its topic consructive a level of equality with the author; and I’m sure the bridgjan himself is not the be-all “A book reads the better which is our own, and has been so long known to us, that we know the topography of its blots, and dog’s ears, and can trace the dirt in it to having read it at tea with buttered muffins.

Masses and Movements of the Body The masses of the head, chest and pelvis are unchanging. Such movement as the constryctive allows the muscles also allow, and are finally connected by the wedges or lines of the actual contour.


Other books in this series. The illustrations are clear and easy to follow along with his techniques for drawing the human figure. If you are not familiar with his work, it will take me longer to explain than just looking at one chapter online.

No trivia or quizzes yet. My SO gifted me this for anatomyy bday. Peter Gomes rated it it was amazing Jun 17, Muscles express also laws of leverage; they are large in proportion to the length of the lever they move.

Constructive anatomy

But do NOT start learning anatomy with Bridgman – his books are for people who already have some knowledge on the brdgman. Bridgman gives us a series of breakdowns from perfect anatomical accuracy through more manageable shapes representative of the original structures, all the way to “masses” that take in the totality of a large anatomical grouping. Muscles are therefore paired, throughout the body.

This book totally clicked with me, but I know other artists who didn’t find it helpful at all. Constructive Anatomy by George B.