The highly-acclaimed artist Chung Chuan-bin (鍾全斌), who rose to Internet fame for his distinguished skills of art in sketching human skeletons and muscles, published his first sketchbook “Chuan-Bin Chung Anatomy for Artists — Bones” in July.
Employed as a lecturer in visual design at Shu-Te University (樹德科技大學) in Kaohsiung, Chung would sketch the delicate bones and muscle structures elaborately on the blackboard.
The tape of his class filmed and uploaded by students later went viral globally on social media.
He then became one of the few that came from a visual design background to be employed at a medical school, serving as an art teacher for human anatomy sketch course in Xiamen Medical School in 2016.
He also received a series of recognition from the Red Dot Design Award, iF Design Award and JIA Illustration Award.
Led by Chung, the students from the medical school performed remarkably in the art contest. The award-winning artist has inspired many, with some students even determining to become anatomy artists.
他分享繪圖心得的的臉書專頁「鍾全斌 OB Illustration」更擁有7萬多名粉絲。
In addition, his Facebook page “鍾全斌 OB Illustration”, where he shares his artwork and notes, embraces a fandom totaling more than 70,000.
Chung’s latest publication “Chuan-Bin Chung Anatomy for Artists — Bones” breaks anatomy art into step-by-step instructions for beginners, including a list of sketching tools you’ll need and professional terms of the human skeleton as additional information.
He spent 3 years finishing his first book, summarizing 17 years of learning and teaching experiences in anatomy arts.
Chung explained that, before he wrote the book, he had always kept a comment from a student in mind.
The student had confessed to Chung: “To be honest, professor, I’ve bought many books of anatomy arts, but I usually gave up after reading less than 10 pages through the book because I could understand nothing. The best I could do was forcing myself to memorize a few names of the bones yet still had no clue on how to draw them. I always end up piling them on the shelves.”
Upon hearing this, Chung was certain that the book should focus more on providing detailed instructions with specific ratio statistics rather than bombarding readers with theories.
This way, beginners with zero experience will be able to finish a complete sketch of a human skeleton by following the steps one by one.
Furthermore, Chung wrote a short article after each chapter, reflecting his personal thoughts and experience, to help beginners avoid misleading problems that often discourage them.