CATEGORY-- leisure time: techniques for drawing and painting ; TARGET GROUP Students of arts and crafts, fine arts and art schools; Professors of drawing and painting ; DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK Anatomy for the artists is a discipline partway between medical science and the art was introduced to the art curriculum during the Renaissence, an age in which artists and scientists had some of the same preoccupations. Since that time, anatomy has become one of the essential skills in the training of every illustrator and painter. Technical, stylistic, and aesthetic changes that have taken place in the art world have often modified the criteria for criticism and the audience, but they have never displaced anatomy from its central position in training for the artist. This book offers the reader a complete, practical guide for learning anatomical drawing. This is a well-balanced guide. It combines purely descriptive content on bones, muscles and joints with their application to artistic practice without overdoing the descriptive portions at the expense of their practical application or vice versa. The work is divided into chapters dedicated to the trunk, the hands, the legs, the feet, and the head. Each of the chapters explains and illustrates in detail all the bone and muscle features of interest to the artist, emphasizing the ones that have the greatest impact on the body’s external appearance. At the end of those chapters is a section in which detailed practical sketches are offered to familiarize the readers with drawing every body part, with useful information on proportions. Also, we propose a simple way to construct figures on the basis of these sketches. The sketches facilitate drawing by providing a basic structure for the figure, a structure that can be completed only once the main points of the preceding sections have been assimilated. The last chapter is devoted to examples of anatomical drawing, illustrated and explained step-by-step. There are eight drawings of male and female figures done in techniques that range from charcoal to colored pencils, which show the practical application of the points explained throughout the book. In nearly all cases, the drawing process includes, in the early phases, a representation of the skeleton deduced from the pose of each figure. This work has required lots of editing in both the graphic and textual parts. The exclusive purpose has been to create a truly practical tool for all readers who are seriously interested in artistic anatomy.