The Human Figure by John H. VanderpoelThe Human Figure by John H. Vanderpoel

The Human Figure

byJohn H. Vanderpoel


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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.
Title:The Human FigureFormat:PaperbackDimensions:143 pages, 9.25 × 6.38 × 0.68 inPublisher:Dover Publications

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ISBN - 10:0486204324

ISBN - 13:9780486204321

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Customer Reviews of The Human Figure


Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent! This book is an excellent reference book for the serious artist. If you are serious in learning how to draw and paint realism, this book is right for you. It goes in depth about all the body parts and features. You will always use it as a reference!
Date published: 2016-03-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Artist Reference! This book is great for artists and aspiring artists alike. Mr. Vanderpoel shows techniques for most parts of the body, including a rough skeletal system and guideline shapes. I have a collection of art books, and this one is a real good one. He is an excellent artist, now and back in the 30's. It is amazing how after 65 years, his book is still in print. Artists, and people who just want to learn to draw better, The Human Figure by John H. Vanderpoel is a great selection.
Date published: 2000-08-17