Source: eschergirlsidontknowwhyijoined submitted:
saw this as i was logging into deviantart… i thought it was appropriate to put hereHopefully I’m submitting this right, I’ve never actually had something to send in before so a bit nervous!
Wasn’t quite sure whether or not this applied— I know that the submission guidelines remind that style is style, and this is a book all about drawing anatomy in different styles (actually a book I’ve been pretty excited about, to be honest). But I was headed to DA today and it struck me as kind of sad: of all the incredible styles and images they had available to use for the advertisement, they picked two where the waists actually make you cringe.joshnickerson submitted:
This popped up over on deviantART… thought you might get a kick out of it.chortlexu submitted:
I sure hope this isn’t 100 artists trying to teach people that 2/3rd of all women don’t need organs. :/
Quote from the book: “The biggest problem with most artistic anatomy books is that there is only one contributing artist. He or she is trying to appeal to the broadest market possible which makes “popular” or “experimental” anatomy too financially risky to publish. This diminishes the concept of inventive design and it makes it impossible to compare the work of various artists.”
Being exposed to different styles is really great but the kick starter makes it sound like that young artists should just skip over learning how human anatomy works realistically and just do what all the cool kids are doing it.
As far as I’m concerned teaching people how to stylize before teaching them the facts will do more harm than good.doodleblaster submitted:"Masters Of Anatomy" Kickstarter
This was a full-screen ad on deviantArt today:
I don’t think I want to learn anatomy from these people.rennaara submitted:
The middle girl is fine but the other two are really rubbing me the wrong way. Just…. their waists….nakedpeopleareawesome submitted:
i dont know if you’ve already seen this but
So when i tried to get into my Deviantart, and this ad popped up, and it’s just….really redundant that they’re like
"LEARN ANATOMY FROM REAL ARTISTS" when in fact the three examples of some of those artists arent even real, nor accurate in any way anatomy
BUT here’s the link to the actual kickstarter in case anyone wants it:
Heh….”masters of anatomy”.
Saw this photo, thought of your blog. I’m not sure if this qualifies as professional, but I think it does.msgeniuspa submitted:
Came across this ad on DeviantArt, and it seems to me that Power Girl’s chest is being seen from a different perspective than the rest of her body.Ricky submitted:To be fair, I looked at the projects and there are some artists there that might challenge the usual ‘ideal body’, but I cringed when I saw this image and though about the many how to draw books we’ve already seen.halloweenbiscuits submitted:
Learn anatomy! Learn how to draw women! Draw boobs!armin-arlolt submitted:
saw this while on DA. not sure that’s exactly some “master anatomy” right there..loverofmythology submitted:
so i saw this on deviantart and just had to share it
I got a lot of submissions for both ads, so I’ve combined them into one.
I looked at the kickstarter, and they have a lot of different artists with a variety of styles. The book seems to be about showing how men and women look drawn using each artists’ style and the reader can look for anatomical similarities and differences in each.
What I find interesting is the project has male and female artists working on it, and male and female characters portrayed in different ways, but the advertisements are of sexualized women drawn by male artists that specialize in cheesecake. It gives the impression that it’s a “how to draw sexy women” book rather than one with more variety.