The Book of a Hundred Hands (Paperback)
"The Book of a Hundred Hands" by the noted painter and teacher George Bridgman is the indispensable guide to realistically drawing human hands. Bridgman studied under painter and sculptor Jean-L on G r me at the cole des Beaux-Arts in Paris, as well as under the famed painter Gustave Boulanger. Bridgman had a long and illustrious career as a teacher of anatomy and figure drawing at the Art Students League of New York. He taught thousands of students over many years, including numerous notable artists. In "The Book of a Hundred Hands", written in his succinct and practical style, Bridgman shows how expressive human hands are and how much meaning can be conveyed by their position and appearance. The illustrations in the book show all of the regions of the hands in a variety of positions and in enough detail to help any artist render hands in a more realistic and meaningful way. Every artist of every skill level who paints or draws the human figure will find Bridgman's book to be an essential addition to their reference library.