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    hands..

    a study from an anatomy book.

    hands are one of my weaknesses.... what do you guys think is the mostimportant thing to learn for drawing hands? feel free to critique the pen work, too.

    -bone

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    i feel it is an important thing to know sure, hands are fun to draw anyhow.
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    i hate drawing hands, theyre a real pain in the ass

    as far as the dawing goes, pretty cool position you chose to draw it from, but it looks to me like the bones cant (opr at least shoulodnt) bend so far back.

    good to see your attacking a weakness and trying to improve

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    i knew I saw this before...
    Stephen Rogers Peck "Atlas of Human Anatomy for the Artist" page 53 (in my edition at least)
    You a fan of that book too? Heh. I love that book.

    Looks good. Just make sure you understand what each bone is, and what all muscles attach to it, etc. Make sure you learn what each bone/muscle does.

    How about doing this:
    Draw your hand from life. Then use a lightbox or whatever to trace it onto another piece of paper, and do a skeletal overlay of the hand.

    Just a suggestion.

    It looks good. Quite accurate.

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    Somehow the shadows seem to be wrong or missing on the crossing section of the middle and ring finger. Thus, your drawing lacks three-dimensional look. Hope this helps.


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    Hands are a must to learn. I quite like drawing them - the most important thing to learn from drawing them? for me it means that you can give your character more expression.
    hands can be used in many ways to stress emotions, caring, anger, playful, thought, quizzed etc - can all be expressed with hands.

    I try to give thought into their place when drawing people, just as much importance as everything else. just as you may ponder about that sort of posture you'll give your character, the hands that go with that posture can compliment the pose (or face expression) you give.

    Hands - and feet - are very important to get right. If you do life drawing , try just doing a whole session drawing nothing but hands and feet. otherwise sketch them from yourself - with the use of a mirror - or two to get different angles - something I usually end up resorting to...but don't forget if you are drawing a character with different body fat distrubution to yourself, include that in the hands if you're copying yours.

    there are software that can help you. not the same as drawing from life, of course, but 'poser' can act like a mannequin for you to copy from - and you can pose it up for sketching. they hand a 'hand' gallery. lot of different expressional hands.

    then of course you have Burne Hogarth's 'Drawing Dynamic Hands' is a good book to check out...
    hands..

    amazon have it here

    Hope Ive been some help.
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    Cool

    **splutter** ?! I didn't know Hogarth had a book just on hands!! I need it.

    - blind
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    Thanks for the replies everyone. I gotta lot of work to do on hands.

    Jez: Thanks for the tip. I'll check that book out. I have Bridgman's book on hands, but sometimes I'm reading it and have no idea what he's talking about.

    -Bone

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    Cool

    Originally posted by Blind
    **splutter** ?! I didn't know Hogarth had a book just on hands!! I need it.
    Got it >B)

    - blind
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