Bridgman's Complete Guide to Drawing from Life

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It's the largest, most comprehensive, most authoritative guide to life drawing ever published...and it is now in paperback for the first time ever! Over 1,000 fine illustrations of the human anatomy appear in a single volume, accompanied by detailed explanatory text; an entire education in artistic anatomic structure. A legendary teacher at New York's Art Students' League, George B. Bridgman was the originator of the system of drawing known as constructive anatomy. He carefully analyzes, clarifies, and ...
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Overview

It's the largest, most comprehensive, most authoritative guide to life drawing ever published...and it is now in paperback for the first time ever! Over 1,000 fine illustrations of the human anatomy appear in a single volume, accompanied by detailed explanatory text; an entire education in artistic anatomic structure. A legendary teacher at New York's Art Students' League, George B. Bridgman was the originator of the system of drawing known as constructive anatomy. He carefully analyzes, clarifies, and illustrates the complex movements of the human figure. From the eyes to the toes, and including all the body's muscles and bones, you'll find more than 200 illustrations of the hand, 35 pages of drapes and folds, and hundreds of images of arms, shoulders, heads, torsos, legs, knees, and feet. Widely accepted by art schools and universities as the most practical and technically correct depictions of the human anatomy ever made, these studies will save artists many tedious hours of research and widen the horizons of their work. An essential resource for painters, sculptors, and graphic artists, professional and amateur.
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  • ISBN-13: 9780806950006
  • Publisher: Sterling Publishing
  • Publication date: 3/1/1970

Table of Contents

How to Draw the Figure 12
Proportions of the Human Figure 17
Measurements 20
Movable Masses 23
Wedging, Passing and Locking 25
Balance 33
Rhythm 37
Turning or Twisting 42
Light and Shade 48
Distribution of the Masses 54
Building the Figure 57
Mouldings 62
The Human Head 67
The Skull 68
Drawing the Head 74
Perspective of the Head 76
Distribution of Masses of the Head 81
Construction of the Head 84
Planes of the Head 86
The Head in Profile 93
Above Eye Level 94
Below Eye Level 96
Round Forms of the Head 98
Round and Square Forms of the Head 100
Cube Construction 102
Oval Construction 105
The Head in Light and Shade 106
Comparative Measurements of the Head 110
The Child's Head 112
Muscles of the Face 113
Expression 114
The Chin 117
The Eye 120
The Ear 122
Planes of the Ear 124
The Nose 125
The Mouth 130
The Neck 133
Front of the Neck 134
Back of the Neck 135
The Torso--Front View 146
Masses 148
Planes of the Torso--Front View 151
Structure 153
Torso--Profile 155
Rib Cage 160
The Torso--Back View 161
Mechanism of the Torso and Hips 167
Shoulder Girdle 168
The Scapula--Mechanism of the Shoulder Blade 172
The Arm 176
Mechanism of the Arm 193
The Forearm 194
Masses of the Shoulder and Arms 200
Pronator and Supinator 205
Elbow 207
The Armpit 212
The Hand 214
Expressions of the Hand 218
The Wrist and the Hand 223
Mechanism of the Hand and Arm 226
Anatomy of the Hand 228
Muscles of the Hand 230
The Hand--Back View 232
Construction of the Hand 240
Thumb Side of the Hand 242
Little Finger Side of the Hand 248
The Fingers 260
The Fist 272
Knuckles of the Hand 277
Hand of the Baby 280
The Pelvis 282
The Hip 286
The Lower Limbs 288
The Thigh and the Leg 289
The Knee 302
The Foot 308
Abduction and Adduction 311
Bones and Muscles of the Foot 314
Toes 315
Draping 318
Styles 320
Composition 322
Draping the Figure 324
Folds 328
Types of Folds 330
Diaper Pattern 333
Pipe or Cord Folds 334
Zigzag Folds 336
Spiral Folds 340
Half-Lock Folds 342
Inert Folds 345
Volume 349
Rhythm 350
Index and Glossary 351
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