A kickstarter-funded reference book in which over 130 artists draw their version of the ideal male and female figures, in styles ranging from photorealistic to super-cartoony. From the publisher's website:
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.
Masters of Anatomy 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 DC Comics. Each artist recreates the Ideal Male and Female illustrated in their own signature style and without the aid of external reference. Each angle is neutral, symmetrical and unposed showing the front, side and 3/4 front angles in 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.