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Basics of Character Anatomy - Reference for Artistic Human Anatomy

Basics of Character Anatomy - Reference for Artistic Human Anatomy

Learn how to draw the human body with the beautiful art and thorough explanations of Hiroshi Misawa, who is widely recognized in artistic anatomy courses.


The book, which is centered on the female body, also contains valuable tips for life drawing, such as 16 different ways to correctly reproduce the shape and proportions of a model on paper.



Chapter 1: Basics of the head
Chapter 2: Basics of the upper body
Chapter 3: Basics of the upper limbs
Chapter 4: Basics of the lower limbs
Chapter 5: Basics of the full body
Chapter 6: Drawing basics: reproducing shapes

Chapter 7: The drawing process, step by step


    ■ by Hiroshi Misawa, edited by Tsubura Kadomaru

    ■ 257 x 190 mm / 192 pages

    ■ Published in March 2012

    ■ ISBN: 9784798603766

    ■ Japanese title: 人物を描く基本 使える美術解剖図

    Buy on Amazon Japan


    Rights sold to Taiwan, Hong Kong, China, South Korea, Thailand


    Hiroshi Misawa graduated from Musashino Art University with a master's degree in oil painting. His artworks have been displayed in many exhibitions. He currently works as a lecturer at Yokohama Bay Art School and the Toyo Institute of Art & Design.


    Tsubura Kadomaru has always loved drawing and sketching, and in middle and high school was the head of the school's art club. She protected the club, that had become a manga study group and Gundam get-together, and its members, raising creators who now work in the game and anime industry. She studied oil painting in the Faculty of Fine Arts of the Tokyo University of the Arts at a time when film studies and contemporary art were thriving. She has authored, edited, and conceived dozens of drawing manuals.

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