Saturday, February 5, 2011

Hand Reference, Part Four

Another reminder to students who are finishing up this week's assignments; when art directors look at figure studies in portfolios, they always check to make sure that the artist has not avoided drawing Hands, Feet, and Heads/ Faces. If the AD gets a sense that the artist is avoiding structured drawings of those areas, it sends up a red flag. Don't allow your portfolio to end up in the wrong pile; include hands, feet and well structured heads and faces on as many figure studies that you include in your portfolio as possible!

To help you with this, here are some notes on drawing hands from Walt Reed's book "The Figure; An Approach to Drawing & Construction".



  1. You are so right Jennifer. Great post and super hand drawing reference.


  2. thanks so so much. will keep practicing these.

  3. I've heard from some beginning professionals that they indeed do notice when you are leaving out these certain features. Thanks so much for posting this, it reminds me of how important it is to get a grasp of every part of the human figure.