Heads, Features and Faces (Dover Anatomy for Artists) (Hardcover)
Properly rendering human heads, features, and faces numbers among the most challenging aspects of figure drawing and painting. This concise and useful book-written by a world-renowned art instructor-is entirely devoted to the artistic study of the human head and its deep capacity for detail and expression. With more than half a century's worth of experience as an artist and lecturer at the Art Students League of New York, George B. Bridgman is a uniquely qualified instructor. His clearly articulated lessons are accompanied by nearly 200 examples and diagrams that demonstrate how best to portray heads, features, and faces.
Bridgman emphasizes the importance of understanding the relationships between facial features and the planes of the head. He considers round and square forms; how to draw the head at eye level, above eye level, and below eye level; and eyes, noses, mouths, and ears individually. Lessons are also included on light and shadow, comparative measurements, and the principles of oval and cube constructions. The ultimate beginner's guide to accurately rendering the human head, Heads, Features and Faces is a must-have for any serious study of human figures.
Readers interested in related titles from George B. Bridgman will also want to see: The Book of a Hundred Hands (ISBN: 1626543453).