Friday, April 19, 2013

Sarah Simblet: Graphic Artist

At the April Tomball Art League meeting I passed around two fabulous art books written by Sarah Simblet, a graphic artist, writer, and broadcaster, who teaches anatomical drawing at the Ruskin School of Drawing and Fine Art at the University of Oxford. Called Anatomy for the Artist, this book has fabulous photographs of the body in motion, in poses, and at rest. It also has diagrams of the bones, musculature, and circulatory system, many of them on clear mylar overlays so you can see how the systems fit inside the skin. If you'd like to see a copy, you can request it from the library here.

The second book is called Botany for the Artist. I am hoping that one day the library will have a copy of it, also, because the drawings are breathtaking and the text, inspirational. In the meantime, here's a link to the publisher's description and images. I bought the copy I couldn't resist at Texas Art Supply.

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