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About Valerie L. Winslow
Valerie L. Winslow is an accomplished figurative fine artist who has exhibited her paintings, drawings and low-relief sculptures in museums and galleries nationwide for over forty years. Winslow has taught at many well known art institutions, including Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California; California Institute of the Arts (Cal Arts) in Valencia, California; and San Francisco’s Academy of Art University, where she served as Anatomy Coordinator for the AAU School of Fine Arts. She also taught artistic anatomy to the animators at Pixar Animation Studios.
Her expertise in artistic human anatomy is demonstrated in her first book, "Classic Human Anatomy: The Artist’s Guide to Form, Function, and Movement" (2009), which contains hundreds of drawings and has received worldwide recognition, being hailed by the Library Journal as a “significant contribution to the literature of art reference.” Her second book, "Classic Human Anatomy in Motion: The Artist’s Guide to the Dynamics of Figure Drawing,” is a continuation of the anatomical information and how it pertains to the movement of the human figure. It contains hundreds of new drawings and was internationally released in 2015. Winslow continues creating her art for upcoming exhibitions and is also working on future book ideas.
For more information on the artist and to view a portfolio of her work, visit valerielwinslow.com
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Fine-art instruction books do not usually focus on anatomy as it relates to movement, despite its great artistic significance. Written by a long-time expert on drawing and painting human anatomy, Classic Human Anatomy in Motion offers artists everything they need to realistically draw the human figure as it is affected by movement. Written in a friendly style, the book is illustrated with hundreds of life drawing studies (both quick poses and long studies), along with charts and diagrams showing the various anatomical and structural components.
This comprehensive manual features 5 distinct sections, each focusing on a different aspect of the human figure: bones and joint movement, muscle groups, surface form and soft tissue characteristics, structure, and movement. Each chapter builds an artistic understanding of how motion transforms the human figure and can create a sense of expressive vibrancy in one's art.
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