Back in July 2014 I was really impressed by the book Anatomy for Sculptors, an excellent human anatomy resource for 3D artists. For me the breakdown of the muscle forms from many angles and in different poses was great to see.
So I was really pleased to hear Uldis Zarins and Sandis Kondrats have been working on a new volume that focuses on the neck and head. With facial rigging being one of my specialisms, this was of huge interest to me.
Anatomy Next kindly granted me advanced preview access to the e-book and it is a fantastic resource. There are extensive breakdowns of the facial muscles and their movements, along with an in depth look at the human skull and vertebrae. For a rigger who enjoys facial rigging I am devouring this book, it's brilliant. What I like about these books so much is the focus on areas of deformation that come up again and again in rigging, and clearly show how the deformation works.
It's also worth checking out their website if you haven't already. Anatomy Next is a continuation of anatomy4sculptors.com website with more interactive content and digital tools for artists.
David Cowles Brooks