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    Hands, hands and... bah! Hands..

    Does anyone know of any good reference material for drawing hands? I have a book on drawing them, and I have a camera.. but those things haven't really been helping me much! And trying to look at my own hands in various poses is weird and awkward (especially when drawing at the same time, hehe)
    So I was hoping if anyone knew of any decent reference materials, (books or online) that would help me get a little better at drawing those pesky digits!
    Thanks!

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    The book of a hundred hands by George Bridgman.

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    get a mirror and draw your hands from that, trust me, that is all you ever need.


    porn usually has interesting hand poses, im serious.

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    Mirror all the way dude. Learn the bones, muscles and tendons from a book, and for the rest your own hands will be enough.

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    Don't forget to learn your perspective too. If you can't put a bunch of blocks together into the form of a hand and keep the planes oriented properly, you probably can't do it with the more complicated forms that make up an actual hand.

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    Also, look at different kinds of hands. In real life, not everyone is going to have perfect digits. Study the hands of elderly people (gnarled hands), soft, womanly hands, children/baby hands, hairy hands (lol Robin Williams), fat hands, hands with chewed-down nails... especially if you're going after a specific character, make sure the type of hand fits for that person.

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    Quote Originally Posted by archipelago View Post
    get a mirror and draw your hands from that, trust me, that is all you ever need.


    porn usually has interesting hand poses, im serious.
    Feet too:
    I noticed this today, I was looking at some girl on Kindgirls and looking at her feet though thinking I should download her pics for later practice lol.

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