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The Arm And Hands

The Art Of Painting - The Arm And Hands - 2, a brief series of articles on the art of painting and drawing
 
 
The unobservant student too often makes the lower arm look like the neck of a bottle, making it taper too suddenly towards the hand—the subtle curvatures of the arm are overlooked.
SOME VIEWS OF THE ARM (MALE)

I have made a few drawings of the arm, just to show the general tendencies of the upper and the lower parts of the limb.
BACK VIEW OF THE ARM

The points to consider are indicated by the marks against the outlines in three of the drawings, where the highest swellings of the lines are to be found, on the opposing sides.
THE RELATIVE POSITIONS OF THE HIGHEST POINTS IN THE OUTLINE<br />
OF THE ARMS AND WRIST, TO ASSIST IN REALISING THE<br />
SUBTLE GENERAL CURVES OF THE LIMBS

In Nature these highest swellings are rarely seen exactly opposite each other, and this variation accounts for the curvatures already alluded to.
In the placing of the hand on the wrist, mark carefully the relative position of the protuberances on the one side and concavities on the other.
THE RELATIVE POSITION OF CONCAVITIES AND CONVEXITIES OF THE WRIST,<br />
TO BE NOTED IN THE FIXING OFTHE HAND ON THE ARM



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