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Drawing of the Hand (Dover Art Instruction)by Joseph M Henninger
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According to expert instructor Joseph M. Henninger, the hand is not difficult to draw when its construction is well understood. In this guide for intermediate and advanced art students, Henninger devotes the first section to the anatomy of the hand and forearm. He also shares basic but seldom observed facts concerning comparative measurements. A helpful glossary provides Latin terms, English translations, and descriptions of the hand muscles' functions.
Drawings of the hand constitute the major portion of this volume, consisting mostly of adult male and female hands, followed by children's and babies' hands. The final section comprises a portfolio of drawings by Old Masters and contemporary artists, many accompanied by the author's insightful comments.
Dover (2013) republication of the edition published by the Borden Publishing Company, Alhambra, California, 1973.
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Numerous illustrations depict the anatomy of the hand and the forearm, in addition to a portfolio of related drawings by Old Masters and contemporary artists, many accompanied by the author's comments.
An expert instructor explains how to draw the human hand, noting basic but seldom observed facts dealing with comparative measurements. This volume consists of numerous illustrations depicting the anatomy of the hand and the forearm as well as a portfolio of drawings by Old Masters and contemporary artists, many accompanied by the author's comments.
About the Author
Joseph M. Henninger taught for decades at the Art Center College of Design in Los Angeles and was its Department of Illustration's chairman for 18 years. His many awards include several Citations of Merit from the New York Society of Illustrators for his teaching skills.
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