Friday, July 30, 2010


Venus from the book Choice examples of art workmanship selected from the Exhibition of Ancient and Mediaeval Art at the Society of Arts, Philip H. (Philip Henry) Delamotte - 1851

Art Work in Gold and Silver, by H.B. Wheatley and P.H. Delamotte


Wednesday, July 21, 2010

How to Draw People - Using Early Copy Books


How to Draw People: Using Early Copy Books

A new book available at contains the instructions from seven different early drawing books about how to draw people, faces and features, arms and legs. The books include: 

The Illustrated Drawing Book
The Young Artist's Assistant in the Art of Drawing
A Guide to Figure Drawing 
Oxford Drawing Book
Drawing Lessons for Family and School 
Buchanan's Initiatory Drawing Lessons
Systematische Zeichen Schüle

How to Draw People: Using Early Copy Books

Monday, July 12, 2010

How to Draw the Muscles of the Human Body - Old Anatomy Prints

From the 1804 Cyclopedia Book of Plates
All three prints are for sale on Ebay.


Left, Muskeln des Menschen, Meyers Konversations-Lexikon, double page chromolithograph, 1890; Center, Anatomy, Blackie and Sons, London; Right Die Muskeln des Menschen, Bibliographisches Institut Leipzig, Germany, 1894.
The Print on the left is for sale on Ebay.

Left, Muscles of the Human Body - Engraved by J. M. Lowry; Right Muscles of the Back, The Atlas of Human Anatomy, 1879.
The Print on the right is for sale on Ebay.

Left, Dr. William Buchan and Dr. J.G. Norwood, Family Medical Library, 1844; Right, Anatomy, published by Orr and Smith, London, England, 1833
The Print on the left is for sale on Ebay.
The Print on the right is for sale on Ebay.

Dr. Buchan's Domestic Medicine: Or, a Treatise On the Prevention and Cure of Diseases, by Regimen and Simple Medicine, to Which Is Added Characteristic ... the Late Celebrated Dr. Cullen of Edinburgh
Dr. Buchan's Family Medical Works : Containing the Domestic Medicine , Enlarged : And the Advice to Mothers , on the Subject of Their Own Health

From the1889 Ninth Edition of the Encyclopaedia Britannica
Both prints are for sale on Ebay as a group of ten.

Chromolithograph of the muscles of the body from Practical Anatomy, Physiology and Pathology by T.S. Lambert

Related books with reproductions of old prints:

The Art Student's Guide to the Bones and Muscles of the Human Body: and Lessons on ForeshorteningThe Human Figure: A Sourcebook for Artists and Designers (Pepin Picture Collections) The Art Student's Guide to External Anatomy

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