Morpho: Muscled Bodies: Anatomy for Artists



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From the publisher:

In Morpho: Muscled Bodies, artist and teacher Michel Lauricella presents a unique approach to learning to draw the human body. Bodybuilder athletes offer us an ideal repertoire of shapes and proportions for the representation of the superheroes and superheroines we find in comic books, animated films, cinema, and video games. This book is for those who are interested in the design, modeling, and animation of such characters, whether they're mythical, realistic, or fantastic.


    • Foreword
    • Introduction
    • Head and Neck
    • Torso and Shoulders
    • Upper Limbs
    • Lower Limbs
    • Resources

Geared toward artists of all levels--from beginners through professionals--this handy, pocket-sized book will help spark your imagination and creativity.

(Publisher's Note: This book features an "exposed" binding style. This is intentional, as it is designed to help the book lay flat as you draw.)

Michel Lauricella was trained at the École Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts (National Higher Institute of Fine Arts) of Paris. He has been teaching morphology for over twenty years, first at the Émile Cohl school (Lyons), then at the Beaux-Arts studios of the city of Paris, and finally at the Gobelins (Paris). He currently teaches at the LISAA school, the Beaux-Arts workshops, and the Fabrica 114 studio, all of which are located in Paris, France.


Michel Lauricella

Condition & Attributes

Very Fine



Publishing Information

San Rafael, CA
Rocky Nook

Physical Description

7 inches
5 inches
96 pages
black & white illustrations
French wraps

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