Methods for Drawing the Human Hand

We'll begin this process by learning how to block out the structure of a hand using specific shapes and forms. Software required: Photoshop CC 14.2.
Course info
Level
Beginner
Updated
Jul 12, 2014
Duration
1h 19m
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Description
Course info
Level
Beginner
Updated
Jul 12, 2014
Duration
1h 19m
Description

We'll begin this process by learning how to block out the structure of a hand using specific shapes and forms. From there we'll see how we can break those forms down even further to clearly establish the spatial and proportional relationships for the different components that make up the hand. Once we have gained an understanding of these structural relationships for the hand, we'll explore a more simplified blocking approach to draw another hand pose. We'll also study an approach for drawing a side view of the hand. Finally we'll explore how we can sketch three-dimensional shapes to block out and draw a more dynamic hand pose. After watching this tutorial, you'll have learned some really handy tips on how to draw the human hand more effectively for your own projects. Software required: Photoshop CC 14.2.

About the author
About the author

Kurt is a design tutor at Pluralsight. Ever since he could hold a crayon, Kurt has been in love with drawing. Apart from his dedication to training artists at Pluralsight, Kurt has an extensive background in illustration. He has previously worked for a book publisher, as well as Rhythm and Hues Studios. It was through his extensive industry background that Kurt learned the way of the Wacom, and that the Pen tool is truly mightier than the sword.

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Section Introduction Transcripts
Section Introduction Transcripts

Introduction and Project Overview
Hi, I'm Kurt with Digital-Tutors. Welcome to this course where we'll learn some methods for drawing the human hand. We'll begin this process by learning how to block out the structure of a hand using specific shapes and forms. From here we'll see how we can break these forms down even further to clearly establish the spatial and proportional relationships for the different components that make up the hand. Once we have gained an understanding of these structural relationships for the hand, we'll explore a more simplified blocking approach to draw another hand pose. We'll also study an approach for drawing a side view of the hand. Finally we'll explore how we can sketch three dimensional shapes to block out and draw a more dynamic hand pose. After watching this course you'll have learned some really handy tips on how to draw the human hand more effectively for your own projects. With that we'll begin in our next lesson.