You shouldn't put stuff from his books on here even if you drew the notes out yourself. I'm sure he wouldn't appreciate his teachings and hard work getting around for free. Classes that he teaches at the art institute are roughly $2500 for a course of 11 weeks. His book is there to help out with the notes he gives both orally and in his book. I would think twice before posting someone's work out for those who did not purchase the book.
I state very clearly that these are my personal notes and studies. They're not duplicated verbatim from the book; they're my interpretation and distillation of his material, with the addition of studies from sources outside the book. Furthermore, the book is very prominently credited as the core material I'm referencing. I'm neither "posting someone's work" nor passing this knowledge off as something I invented myself.
The book is great, and I openly encourage people to purchase it if they like what they see in my notes. In fact, several people on dA have done precisely that, generating (well deserved) revenue for the author.
The joyful, open sharing of progress in one's artistic journey and the generous exchange of knowledge/feedback with fellow artists are key aspects of a vibrant dA community. It's unfortunate that you do not see that.
Oh no I agree with you...it's just it looks like you used his examples from the book. I replied to the other person of a way you could have done it differently so that it wouldn't be taking it from the book, which was to take a pose from Deviantart or google images and show the process in doing it. Such as maybe showing the gesture, then construction/landmarks, then the muscles on top of that, and finally the rendered out muscular form. Then put side notes that helped you with the process when you first started and as you grew. I don't know just a suggestion.
Sorry. But not everyone has condition to purchase the book or take the classes. If he bought it and is sharing his studies, it's his ""problem"". I'm very grateful, since I can't find the book where I live. At least I'm not doing illegal downloading. Also you really have to take into consideration that he's reading, interpreting, studying and sharing. How many artists out there is helping those who have less opportunity to take an art academy, sharing these kind of things?? not much.
I agree with you; however the drawing he did were basically the same ones from the book. What he could have done was taken a pose from Deviantart as an example of how to build it off of the pose using the steps in order to get to the final muscular render of the sketch. AND then after showing the process have a few side notes that he took down.