Monday, June 4, 2012

04 Modeling Nº 73

These are some of the hand references I have consulted, along with Peck's artistic anatomy book, mentioned previously.

These  are the bones of the palm side of the left hand, from a 1918 edition of Gray's Anatomy found at Wikipedia. I think this diagram is helpful for understanding the overall proportions of the hand. Click on any image to enlarge it.

This is a diagram of the back of the left hand from a 1918 edition of Gray's Anatomy at Wikipedia. The wrist bones can be considered a single mass. All the finger bones fan out from the center of where the radius contacts the wrist bones. The thumb is attached to the side.

These beautiful stock photos of a female  hand were found at the Deviant Art site, and were made by stockyourselfout. This is the left hand, showing the palm and the back of the hand.

These are plates from Drawing the Head & Hands by Andrew Loomis. There is an online copy of this book at I like this plate because it shows the hand in block form.

This plate shows foreshortening of the hand.

This plate shows the hollow of the palm.

This plate shows the construction of the hand.

This plate shows the proportions of the hand.

This plate shows the hand in action.

This plate shows more hand proportions.

The fingers of the female hand are tapered.

The female hand.

Placement of the knuckles. Knuckles are not as pronounced as much in the female hand as in the male hand.


Gray's Anatomy.
1918 Edition.
Plates of bones of the hand from and here.

Drawing the Head and Hands.
Andrew Loomis. 1956.

Stock Photos of Female Hands. by stockyourselfout at Deviant Art.

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