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In this eight-page article from the May 2012 issue of National Geographic, Carl Zimmer and illustrator Bryan Christie detail the structural anatomy of the human hand, comparing it to similar appendages in other mammals. While we may not immediately think of a flipper, wing, or paw as a hand, these illustrations make you see them in a different light. We keep this article in our drawing instructions and art lessons file now, having seriously botched one too many hands! Perhaps it will help you, too.

 
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