Monday, June 6, 2011

Drawing Hands


"Drawing hands is hell." 
-Picasso or somebody

I try to avoid rendering anatomically correct hands whenever possible. You'll see one of my rare attempts at hand drawing in last week's "Career Path Generator." Which is probably why I decided to repost this exercise in evasion. 

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21 comments:

RS said...

I FACE THIS PROBLEM!!

I can't draw hands to save my life! I always find ways to hide the hands of my cartoons. Hahah. Thanks for sharing this!!

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Widow_Lady302 said...

Oh this post speaks to me...I just did a painting where I had to repaint the doods hand about 12000 times because it looked like a freaking muppet hand. Which, if it were the correct type of painting would have been fine, but unfortunately not so much for this one. lol Great toon!

Alex Vega said...

I like this a lot. It's really funny and so true - hands are difficult and take loads of practice. That's why the main character in my comic strip is a cow :)

a. b. said...

I think that was a really good hand. At least you aren't making everyone hold presents or bouquets (my solution as a child).

Tim Tylor said...
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Tim Tylor said...

Hands are a pain in the neck. I still muddle through with them.

On the subject, I found posemaniacs.com has a good free online set of rotatable 3d-graphic hand models for sketching. (Work warning: It opens on an anatomically correct male torso.)
Posemaniacs Handviewer

PeaceLoveandSharpies said...

UGH SERIOUSLY!
Whenever I draw hands, they suck so much that I color them SUPER psychedelically so no one would notice... >.<

Julia said...

Yes!!! I completely get the hand-drawing angst! This cracked me up. I painted couples in previous paintings with their arms connected (poetically?) to symbolize their bond...but it was also an awesome way to not have to draw two hands! Bonus.

Haven said...

Wow. Drawing hands is actually one of the things I think I do pretty well.

Heehee, love the post though haha.

Crimson Ebolg said...

I once wrote a poem about this very subject. You can find it here:

http://tenyearstime.blogspot.com/2010/02/sculptor.html

ScottD said...

zombie casualty is my fav hand

Maija said...

Thank you! I reblogged you, so my one reader can enjoy your talent.

Gray said...

Nice one! Drawing hands seriously is hell! Thanks for the tips :D

Stuart Vance said...

Feet are a problem too. The reason: too many bones!

Grant said...

Widow Lady: Muppet hands are awesome.

Alex: Cloven hooves are much more fun to draw.

PeaceLoveSharpies: Seems like super-psychedelic colored hands would attract even more attention...

Julia: Symbolic solutions are always the best.

Crimson: Beautiful poem!

Sydneylk said...

This post was hilarious!
I've always had a hard time drawing anything involving people, despite the apparently useless courses I took in school. When I do attempt to draw or paint anything now I usually just stick to landscapes.

Angela said...

I loved this! I also have a problem with hands. I linked to you in my blog post, hope you don't mind. =)

Stewart Kenneth Moore (Booda) said...

This is great...not only because everybody has faced this problem at some point but even one of the greats has found an eternal solution to it...The great Glen Baxter was once asked why his characters always wade through two feet of water...answer 'I can't draw feet'.

http://lambiek.net/artists/b/baxter_g.htm

Mattias said...

I prefer the hook version myself, but willing to try satan as well

Mez said...

Brilliant! I printed this out (is that allowed?) to remind myself I need to practice. Every day.

bookofjoe said...

Your name in lights:

http://www.bookofjoe.com/2011/09/creative-solutions-for-artists-who-cant-draw-hands.html