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This great classic is still unrivalled for its clear, detailed presentation of thousands of fundamental features of the human figure. Every element of the body (such as the overhang of the upper lip; the puckering at the corners of the mouth; the characteristic proportions of the head, trunk, limbs, etc.; the tension between connected portions of the body; etc.) is carefully and concisely pointed out in the text. Even more helpful are the 430 pencil and charcoal drawings that illustrate each feature so that you are, in effect, shown what to look for by a master teacher.
The result is the only art instruction book which not only illustrates details of the body but directs your attention at every stage to a host of subtle points of shading, curvature, proportion, foreshortening, muscular tension, variations due to extreme age or youth, and both major and minor differences in the structure and representation of the male and female figure. Comprehensive discussions and drawings cover the eyes; nose, mouth and chin; ear; head, trunk, back and hips; neck, throat, and shoulder; shoulder and arm; hand and wrist; leg; foot; the complete figure; and other interdependent groups of structures. This is the human figure as the artist, art student, and art teacher must know it in order to avoid many deceptive errors unfortunately common in much modern portraiture, painting, and illustrative art.
Second edition, revised and enlarged. Foreword by George Bridgman.
The classic text on drawing human anatomy offers instructions on depicting such difficult areas as the lips, knee, ear, and nose.
Classic treatment by a master teacher features 430 pencil and charcoal illustrations depicting fundamental features of human anatomy. Topics include shading, curvature, proportion, foreshortening, muscular tension, and much more.
This classic treatment by a master teacher offers clear, detailed instruction on drawing the human figure. More than 430 pencil and charcoal illustrations depict eyes, arms, feet, and other fundamental features. Topics include shading, curvature, proportion, foreshortening, muscular tension, and major and minor differences in the structure and representation of male and female anatomy.
Unrivalled teacher. Penetrating comments, suggestions on what to look for, with more than 430 drawings. Basic.
Table of Contents
Drawing of the Human Figure
The Mouth and Chin
The Bony Structure of the Trunk
The Study of the Trunk
"The Trunk, Front and Back"
"The Trunk, Back and Hips"
"Neck, Throat and Shoulders"
The Shoulders and Chest
The Shoulder and Arm
"The Arm, Wrist and Hand"
The Hand and Wrist
The Complete Figure