Drawing of the Hand

Drawing of the Hand

by Joseph M. Henninger


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Drawing of the Hand by Joseph M. Henninger

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780486493022
Publisher: Dover Publications
Publication date: 12/18/2013
Series: Dover Art Instruction Series
Pages: 144
Sales rank: 799,094
Product dimensions: 8.04(w) x 10.84(h) x 0.40(d)

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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