Thursday, 25 October 2007

Study: Hands


I find hands tricky to draw. Even with the stylized characters I create I find it hard to work out a simplified version of the hand that suits. Time to explore the real thing:


What I'm trying to do here is break the construction of a hand down to its main components. Large shapes that I can base any hand pose on and build details onto after:



The sketches above are all of my left hand. I figured I'd better get some other reference if I really wanted to study hands:



Proportions are off, none are quite to scale and I might be missing a digit or two in some of them but I think I'm starting to understand the construction of a believable hand.


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