George Bridgman’s Constructive Anatomy


Here is a PDF version of George Bridgman’s 1920 classic Constructive Anatomy. This books is an invaluable resource for both students and more experienced artists wishing to learn the fundamentals of artistic anatomy. The book presents anatomy from a functional, almost mechanical, perspective – emphasizing the construction and volumes created by muscle groups. It contains timeless instruction from an artist who taught anatomy and figure drawing to a generation of Golden Age illustrators including Norman Rockwell and Andrew Loomis.


sketches of the arm from Bridgman's Constructive Anatomy