Draw Real Hands!

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North Light Books, Oct 15, 1997 - Art - 80 pages
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Hands can be one of the expressive elements of your portrait - if you know the right way to draw them. By following Lee Hammond's easy, step-by-step approach, you can render hands that hold and hands that wave. Old hands and young hands. Hands that look real, not cartoony.

&break;&break;The secret is seeing and drawing hands as simple shapes that fit together like puzzle. The, create gradual, smooth shadings to replicate the subtle contours of skin. Before you knot it, you'll be drawing realistic hands!

&break;&break;You'll find tips on making hands look distinctly young, old, feminine and masculine; drawing hands in action, in any pose or position; and using hands to "tell stories" in your drawings. Plus, you'll learn graphing tricks that make drawing from photos easy! And you'll see the difference in your drawings right away!

 

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Contents

Why Is It So Hard to Draw Hands?
9
Materials Youll Need
12
Shapes and Shading
14
How to Foreshorten
25
Getting Started
28
Babies and Childrens Hands
30
Drawing Female Hands
36
Drawing Male Hands
45
Age and Character
64
Adding Props
67
Telling a Story With Hands
71
Conclusion
78
Index
79
Copyright

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About the author (1997)

A professional artist and instructor for 20+ years, Lee Hammond has authored and produced 40+ North Light and ArtistsNetwork.TV products. She has owned and operated the Midwest School of Art in Lenexa, Kansas for six years and now has a studio in Overland Park, Kansas where she teaches. She conducts drawing seminars, gives school lectures and mentors nationwide. Visit her website at LeeHammond.com

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