When I look at portfolios, I can gauge the skill of the artist rather quickly by observing the way they draw hands. Expressive hands can add tremendous impact to a pose or gesture… Click here for the rest of article.
Also here are some great reference books for drawing: Drawn to Life Vol 1 by Walt Stanchfield, Drawn to Life Vol 2 by Walt Stanchfield, Vilppu Drawing Manual by Glenn Vilppu & Figure Drawing for All It’s Worth by Andrew Loomis
I have spent hours staring at Toby’s work in hopes of absorbing his powers someday and this tutorial on hands made me better instantly. I can’t say I’m a pro with hands but got just a tweeny bit better, atleasy my approach did.
Also, Jess I looked at your work and I must say pretty freaken awesome. Since you and I apparently are the only ones alive on this site, …
so … hi great work!!! and thanks for posting all of those great resources.
Wish we could get more people in here posting, everyone seems to want to post on FB and FB only.
These are so great. Hands are tricky, but great fun to draw once you get the hang of them. Still got a long ways to go myself, but when it comes to hands I always find them a joy to sketch. Mr. Shelton is a master at them. Thanks for sharing!
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