The Book

Andrew Loomis created the Ideal Male and Female references over 70 years ago and since then generations of artists have used them to understand the complex proportions of human anatomy. But while the art world has evolved dramatically, these classic references have remained unchanged. We believe it's time for a refresh.

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Masters of Anatomy: Book 1 is a collection of artistic anatomy bringing together the work of over 130 famous artists like Adam Hughes, Joe Madureira (Joe Mad), Humberto Ramos, Franciso Herrera and others that have worked for Disney, Dreamworks, Pixar, Marvel and D.C. Comics. Each artist recreates the ideal male and female anatomy illustrated in their own signature style and without the aid of external reference. Each set of drawings shows the front, side and 3/4 front angle - a classic animation turn-around. The goal: to translate a decades-old sketch into something more relevant to a modern aesthetic. The result is a volume unlike anything that exists today. A must have for any aspiring artist; digital or traditional.

* NOTE: Each Artist will draw the figures in their own signature style to best of their ability in a completely finished, detailed Black & White render. The above picture will not influence the final concept.

The Artists

We solicited work from artists all over the world working in very different industries - comic books, video games, animation, illustration and even children's books . Each artist was carefully chosen for their style, appeal and underlying knowledge of anatomy. Together they have produced 260 unique male and female anatomies with 780 angles all beautifully drawn for you to examine and explore.

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And 120 more artists!

"The book I wish I had when I was learning to draw comics!"

Humberto Ramos - Comic Book Artist

Masters Of Anatomy 2020