Do you experts know of a good book or online resource for comparative mammal anatomy? Ideally something that compares various species within one order, rather than the usual "bear-human-horse-rabbit" skeletal comparisons.
As a layperson and amateur artist, I'm having a hard time working out the relative proportions and "giss" of animals from photo references, and I'd really like to learn more about what goes on under the skin.
there#s a bunch of good books on small-mammal anatomy, I can't recommend a specific one though. They can usually be found in the vet section of bookstores, but the best way is to search online. Search for, e.g., "veterinary anatomy domestic mammal"
WARNING: these books are typically very expensive!
One book I like very much, but it falls into the "cat-dog-horse" category (dog-horse-ox, to be preise) is "Animal Anatomy of the Artist" by Eliott Goldfinger (sp?).
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