Tuesday, 3 April 2012

#202 In the studio: Animals in motion, con't . . .

The definitive guide for artists in understanding animals in motion is the book, "Animals in Motion", by Eadweard Muybridge; published by Dover Press.  The book begins with  an analysis of animal locomotion;  human, quadruped, and bird.  The book contains over 4000 photos of the animal in motion.  Every artist should have this celebrated book in their studio.

An artist must educate himself, 
he cannot be educated,
he must test things out as they apply to himself;
his life is one long investigation 
of things and his reaction to them.
                                                   -Robert Henri

This, of course, applies to women artists as well.

Patina being applied to Swamp Buck . . . a deer in motion 

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