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How to Draw Hands: 35 Tutorials, How-To’s, Step-by-Steps, Videos, Studies, Poses and Photo References

How to Draw Hands: 35 Tutorials, How-To’s, Step-by-Steps, Videos, Studies, Poses and Photo References
85 Comments | October 19, 2009 I’ve found drawing hands one of the most challenging aspects of drawing the human figure. You can get away with quite a bit when rendering the human figure, but get the hand wrong and it sticks out like a sore thumb. Once you start learning about the hand in greater depth, you’ll find it is truly amazing just how complex the hand is even though we see it everyday. Perhaps the following tutorials can help you and I draw better hands. Enjoy. New! Loads of (tattooed) hands on TattooPort Tutorials, How-To’s and Step-by-Step’s It’s often useful to have a step-by-step guide, tutorial, or “recipe” on how to accomplish a certain task. J. Nice little tutorial by Ron Lemen. Tom Richmond’s site is a must-go for any aspiring cartoonist and caricaturist and has a wealth of information. Joumana Medlev has a superb introduction on the anatomy of hands on DeviantArt; also check out her work on Quick hands and feet tutorial on Scribd by unknown author. Videos Anatomy Related:  HUMAN ANATOMYDESENHO

The Artist's Guide To Human Anatomy - Gottfried Bammes 50 Clever Tutorials and Techniques on Traditional Drawing - Smashing Magazine Advertisement Traditional drawing is certainly way harder than digital and it is true that people are able to progress much faster digitally, but one should learn the traditional type of drawing and painting before starting digital drawing, since it often lays out the foundation for screen design. This article contains a mixture of traditional drawing tutorials, drawing techniques and some methods for transforming and preparing your creations for screen design. Some are intermediate level and some are advanced tutorials that include general theory, useful tips, comic inspired art, sketch a pencil drawing, coloring processing, character sketching, shapes, proportional, perspective and much more. Traditional Drawing Tutorials Marilyn Portrait TutorialA truly fantastic drawing tutorial to learn how to draw a portrait of Marilyn Monroe with pencil. Portrait tutorialThis is a step by step tutorial on how to draw a realistic portrait. Traditional Drawing Tips & Techniques It's done.

The Top Ten Tips of Texturing One way to create dirt has already been covered, and that's photo overlays. Those are great for general wear and tear on your texture. If you want small specific details, you'll need to use other techniques. Below are a two techniques I frequently use, one for dust and dirt, and one for rust. Dust and dirt can be done very quickly with a solid brownish layer and a layer mask. Rust is a bit more tricky. I used to handpaint rust, but it always had a bit of a cartoony look, and I was never able to get crispy rust that looks convincing and real. That was until DennisPls shared his technique with me, which I've been using ever since. Good damage placement only requires one thing: logical thinking. That can be chipped paint, scratches, rust, etc. There is a sure chance that you'll find dust and dirt in such an area. This doesn't only work for small borders. The front of the forklift (1) is the area that will suffer the most, and will therefore have more damage than other parts.

karen o’neil karen o’neil Ah, nothing says “Happy Monday morning” quite like a bunch of fresh ‘n juicy oranges! Mmmm, now I want an orange AND one of these paintings by Woodstock, New York based artist/educator Karen O’Neil. I’ve been wanting to get back into painting lately {more on that later} and I find these little still life pieces ridiculously inspiring. ps. Drawing Hands This short tutorial is a just a small taste of a larger and much more in-depth book I wrote called The Mad Art of Caricature! The book is 175 full-color pages, lavishly illustrated and contains greatly expanded explanations of the concepts presented in this tutorials, as well and a great deal of additional material on caricaturing other facial features, posture, hands, expression and more, techniques on drawing from live models, doing caricature for freelance illustration and for MAD Magazine. This is a must have book for anyone interested in caricature, cartooning or humorous illustration. You can order it online here. How to Draw Hands Easily the most asked question I get is “how do you draw caricatures?”. Next to faces, hands are probably the most expressive and intricate part of the human form. I’m a cartoonist at heart, so the hands I draw are not realistic hands by most definitions. Breaking Down Hand Structure Not really much to it, is there? Relationships of Hand Structure

Human Anatomy Artistic anatomy is a tough discipline. It can't be learned in a day. It took me several years and many books. You can learn anatomy from books, but buy wisely. Note: Some of these books may also be listed under other seminar resource reviews. Books The Human Figure by David K. Inexpensive, complete and comprehensible. Click to buy from Human Anatomy for Artists by Eliot Goldfinger An exhaustive artistic anatomy book. Click to buy from Atlas of Human Anatomy for Artists by Stephen Peck This is unlike Rubins or Goldfinger's book in that it is not “pure anatomy” it teaches draftsmanship of the figure as well. Click to buy from The Figure by Walt Reed Reed has very unrefined anatomy, but his approach is so sound and his teaching so unpretentious that I recommend it. Click to buy from Drawing Lessons from the Great Masters by Robert Beverly Hale Not really an anatomy book, though it has one chapter devoted to anatomy, and it's the best drawing book I know.

Drawing Basic Feet PART II =] - Polykarbon Art Forum Drawing Basic Feet PART II =] Ive noticed a lot of people ignoring or in most cases leaving out the feet. How could anyone leave out such a beautiful and expressive part of the body such as feet? Oh the plethora of beautiful planes and emotions conveyed by the...AHEM.. But seriously, we need to do something to teach the new art students about the basic drawing of feet so that they can easily apply these teachings to their art. Basic Structure gCons: Free All-Purpose Icons for Designers and Developers (100 icons PSD) - Smashing Magazine Advertisement Today we are glad to release gCons, a set of free all-purpose 32×32px icons for designers and web developers (100 icons). The icons come in 12 different colors and are available in PSD, PNG, JPG and GIF formats. Download the icon set for free! You can use the set for all of your projects for free and without any restrictions. Behind the design As always, here are some insights from the designer: “The open-source world is overwhelmed with design resources. gcons is my contribution to the world of open source resources for designers and web developers. Thank you very much, Sarfraz! Related Posts You may be interested in the following related releases: It's done.

Julian De Narvaez illustration Family portrait artists Drawing References & Resources by *neofox on deviantART Manga Tutorials - How to Draw Feet By Rio Drawing feet is not a feat at all. We'll start by going through the different view points of the foot. Side views of a feet are pratically triangular shaped with a rectangle on top. The straight lines drawn indicates the ankles and toes where bending occurs. A quarter view of a foot may look tricky but just follow these steps: 1. Finally, the front view, is also made up of rectangles and a trapezoid. Speaking of toes, lets take a look at how to draw them. Moving on to toenails, here are several instances of toes at varying angles. Going back to the whole foot, we have here an example of the two sides of the foot. Lets look at another detail you have to remember: the ankle. Another aspect of feet is how they bend. One last detail about the foot you must make note: the foot curves at the toes.

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