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Rebeccak
07-12-2005, 11:40 PM
Guys,

This thread is dedicated to the study of HANDS in 2D / 3D TRADITIONAL AND DIGITAL MEDIA.

Please post your best HAND STUDIES here!

Please post:

1. Your BEST WORK!
2. Medium used
3. Time spent to complete
4. A bit about your process

Thanks in advance for your posts! :)

~Rebeccak

YeeWu
07-13-2005, 05:34 PM
Some studies of my own hand:

http://www.effloresce.com/cgtalk/hands.jpg

Pencil, I guess each took about 10 minutes?

theseraphimabove
07-13-2005, 06:46 PM
YeeWu,
Those are looking really good ^_^ I like the stylized shading. Do you veer more toward comic book styles or realism in most of your art?

Seraph

YeeWu
07-13-2005, 07:14 PM
theseraphimabove: Thanks! My figurative work has always tended to veer towards comics/cartoons. I'm still working on the realism :)

laber
07-13-2005, 07:34 PM
YeeWu, I like the style a lot. Ive spotted a mistake, the upper hand, check the ringfinger, it looks broken :D

also my own hands, the first one is done with pencil, 20mins I think dont know it exactly cause its an old one
http://www.rubenmueller.de/temp/sketchbook_x_05.jpg

ballpen, 15minutes I would say
http://www.rubenmueller.de/temp/sketchbook_x_06.jpg

BrutalMonk
07-13-2005, 08:28 PM
Heey! Here's mine


http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y4/davidovics/hand1.jpg
ref was my hand... this one is an old one.. the nails are extramely cracked... sorry for it, this picture was a part of a concept.:shrug:

NOOB!
07-13-2005, 08:34 PM
brute...check out loomis's rule of curves for hands...

HAND RULE (http://saveloomis.org/headhands/137.htm)

BrutalMonk
07-13-2005, 08:39 PM
Well, i checked the link, its very usefull, but i couldnt find the problem with my hand... maybe the thumb is a bit short?

Can you comment plz?

NOOB!
07-13-2005, 08:50 PM
well u hand doesn't follow the curve that well.

Where ur fingers start,u have more or less a straight line instead of a curve,so it looks as if when ur fingers are streched out,they will all be the same size.

i can't really crit as i don't know what ur actual hand looks like,and everything i say could be completly wrong.

BrutalMonk
07-13-2005, 08:55 PM
Oww! I see what yo talking about !

U are right! Thanx for the qrit this is REALLY helpfull! I completly forgot this....

PixelFloss
07-13-2005, 10:51 PM
Not exactly a study, just an experiment with pen and water in Painter Classic. 45 mins.

http://users.koz.sch.gr/atsiozos/hands2water.JPG

I know there's something wrong but i can't spot it. Critiques anyone?

solarundies
07-14-2005, 04:43 AM
these are past studies, the first image is a compilation, and the last two were done without any real reference. Not sure how much time i spent on the first two, but the last one i did today, i'd say, 5 minutes or so...not completely sure. done in pencil

http://members.cox.net/marneo/hand1.jpg

http://members.cox.net/marneo/hand2.jpg

http://members.cox.net/marneo/hand3.jpg

hope this is cool. I freaking love this sub-forum!

theseraphimabove
07-14-2005, 08:12 AM
wow Solar... those look freakin awesome ^_^ maybe add in some lighting to create the illusion of mass... but even without it, they look 3D. very nice

Seraph

MaXeLL
07-14-2005, 09:17 AM
This is my hand.

It took me about 20 min.

Hate the way I draw... In the process I allways lose the 3d look. It turn out as a slopy 2d picture..

http://fotki.lv/fotki/all/5/477/47686/0/1013855174350.jpg


I love Labers 2nd drawing with the pen. That is ,,my cind of way" to make skeches....

YeeWu
07-14-2005, 04:37 PM
Laber: Thanks for the comment! My fingers are actually pretty double-jointed, so they can do weird things. I meant to exaggerate that, but perhaps I may have taken that a bit too far, as you pointed out. You have some nice hand drawings :) Your top drawing, the fist, looks like it has an extra joint in it.

Maxell: I think your drawing is pretty solid, but you're losing some form when you have the the outer part of the hand concaving instead of convexing. Also, the bony part of the wrist should appear further back, more to the left, as it begins before the thumb area does.

Dark3D
07-15-2005, 01:59 AM
http://www.dark3d.com/Gallery/images/page_FigureHand1.jpg

Hands are always hard for me, and feet.....and ears!

Rebeccak
07-16-2005, 03:54 PM
Dark3D,

I really like your Photoshop style, it's very cool. Would you consider doing some anatomy (skeleton / muscle) studies in this style, or have you done any already?

It would be cool to see :)

~Rebeccak

Dark3D
07-17-2005, 07:05 AM
Thanks! I might have some time on sunday, I will take a look at the skeleton / muscle studies thread and try to post something! :)

Tero
07-18-2005, 08:24 PM
Hello all. This is a bit old hand study of mine (don't mind the nails =)). It's pretty rough though, sorry about that. Thumb went on the border too (whoops). Maybe I'll try to do a better one some day.

Less than one hour I think. Graphite pencil on paper.

http://www.niksula.cs.hut.fi/%7Etkemppin/hand/hand_crude.jpg

P.S.

Very nice hands, guys!

solarundies
07-19-2005, 05:46 AM
some more stuff, a little more recent, YAY!

http://members.cox.net/marneo/hand4.jpg

Vahn
07-19-2005, 12:00 PM
i found some old hand sketches from my very first sketchbook :D

http://img49.imageshack.us/img49/3010/sketchbook.png

http://img49.imageshack.us/img49/6461/sketchbook4.png

http://img49.imageshack.us/img49/103/sketchbook3.png

http://img49.imageshack.us/img49/2162/old5.png

Kanga
07-21-2005, 02:51 PM
Nice Thread! :thumbsup:
http://www.art-werx.com/maxstuff/handwip.jpg

Rebeccak
07-21-2005, 02:53 PM
Schweet! Excellent model! Also, check out this thread in the forum:

3D DIGITAL ARTISTS (http://forums.cgsociety.org/showthread.php?t=257442)

Feel free to post your hand there, as well! :)

~Rebeccak

jjhei
07-28-2005, 12:50 AM
Hi everybody, just thought I'd contribute.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v330/JJH/sketches4.jpg

Psylife
07-28-2005, 11:13 AM
My hand.
Time spent: 20 min
Pencil

Rebeccak
07-28-2005, 05:33 PM
Psylife,

I am not able to see anything ~ did you use an image hosting service, like photobucket.com?
:)

~Rebeccak

Dinosaur
08-03-2005, 03:48 AM
Hi everybody, this is my very first Wacom drawing, and the first time I've posted my work on CGtalk! :)

http://tuftsdork.com/temp/hand.jpg

I wish I'd held my hand in a more interesting position, but this was mostly to practice with my tablet.

Dinosaur
08-03-2005, 10:28 AM
I finished another one! Click for full size.

http://tuftsdork.com/temp/fist.jpg (http://tuftsdork.com/temp/fist-big.jpg)

robynn
08-05-2005, 03:44 PM
@Dinosaur: I really like your last one, nice texture too.

and here is one from me


http://www.robynn.de/art/hand.jpg

Rebeccak
08-08-2005, 04:15 PM
Dinosaur,

Nice work!!! It's great to see your work, I am happy to see that this is your first post! It looks as though you have really taken to the Wacom tablet, so congratulations! It's rare to see drawings that look as naturalistic as yours do that have been done digitally, so you are to be commended! :)

robynn,

This is a really nice, sensitive study. I hope to see more of your work! :) Do you work traditionally, digitally, or both? I am always curious to know. Thanks for posting your work! :)

~Rebeccak

Psylife
08-20-2005, 09:04 AM
Psylife,

I am not able to see anything ~ did you use an image hosting service, like photobucket.com?
:)

~Rebeccak

No, I just used the default insert image shortcut at the top :)
How should I proceed?

Thanks my friend

Rebeccak
08-20-2005, 12:03 PM
Psylife,

Welcome to the forum! :)

I have the following tutorial for using an image hosting service to which to upload images. The tut also describes how to post images on CGTalk. Hope it helps! Let me know if you have any questions. :)

New to CGTalk? Learn how to post IMAGES here! (http://forums.cgsociety.org/showthread.php?t=267088)

~Rebeccak

Psylife
08-21-2005, 01:46 AM
Psylife,

Welcome to the forum! :)

I have the following tutorial for using an image hosting service to which to upload images. The tut also describes how to post images on CGTalk. Hope it helps! Let me know if you have any questions. :)

New to CGTalk? Learn how to post IMAGES here! (http://forums.cgsociety.org/showthread.php?t=267088)

~Rebeccak

Absolutely wonderful, Thank you my friend, I will post my contribution later in this day.

CHEERS

Noiram
08-21-2005, 06:07 AM
Recent hand gestures (1-5 min each pencil [top], ball point pen [bottom])
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v672/Tranoiram/Hands1.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v672/Tranoiram/Hands2.jpg

Samanthie
08-26-2005, 09:23 PM
Here is a hand image I've been working on and also used in my latest work in the 2d forum. I decided to do some more to it today for about an hour. My hand was the model. At the end I added a bevel effect as I do sometimes with some of my art. I did some of this in PSP and some in PS.

Rebeccak
08-26-2005, 09:34 PM
Samanthie,

Wow, it's great to see you posting so much work! :thumbsup:

This is a very well executed hand ~ one thing I would caution against (and this is just my personal preference) is against using any kind of bevel / emboss effects on your drawings / paintings ~ the effects are nearly always instantly recognizable as such, and, unless really disguised, tend to detract from or hide the quality of the piece. I think this is especially true with your piece, where you have a really well~painted hand with an effect which is hiding that quality.

One thing I would also recommend is to make sure to fill in all of the spaces around the hand, leaving no white areas ~ this could be due to the bevel effect, but you don't want your image to appear 'cut out'.

I would also recommend not making all of the light area a relatively even value ~ even if that is the way it appears in the reference, live or otherwise, I would always say to introduce value contrast for effect ~ even pale hands can be surprising ruddy and dark in places, which give them interest when contrasted with lighter areas. Fingertips will be ruddier (more dark/red) because of the blood concentration ~ this is true of hands as a whole.

Really nice job, thank you for posting this! :)

~Rebeccak

Samanthie
08-26-2005, 10:37 PM
Thank you for all of the helpful tips Rebecca. The next update I post I will leave off the bevel. Let me see what I can do with this hand of mine to add a bit more interest.:)

Samanthie
08-27-2005, 12:13 AM
Here is the updated version. Fun excercise.:) I'm afraid I have gotten the shadows a little dark though.

shyamshriram
09-23-2005, 03:00 PM
Yo ! i love to Draw hands..yeah but its bit difficult..so i tried something which is not THAT hard i believe..

all are done by 0.5 pencil, most of the hands are mine :D

http://img365.imageshack.us/img365/1273/1249gw.jpg



http://img365.imageshack.us/img365/690/1210hw.jpg


http://img365.imageshack.us/img365/9860/1222mw.jpg


http://img365.imageshack.us/img365/2702/1231vu.jpg

Will post more ! :)

Rebeccak
09-23-2005, 03:06 PM
Shyam,

Yay!!! We needed more hands! Thanks for lending...a hand! :scream:

Cheers, :)

~Rebeccak

shyamshriram
09-23-2005, 03:22 PM
Yesssssss Will post soon ! :scream:

THEonlyZACKGORT
09-23-2005, 04:27 PM
http://img376.imageshack.us/img376/1749/thehandofgort5de.jpg


My hands .... and yes ... I'm a lefty.

BrutalMonk
09-24-2005, 06:14 PM
THEonlyZACKGORT:
LOL! Left hand power! Im left handed as well!
Really nice pictures, Did you use photo reference or just watched your right hand?

shyamshriram: great studes! Nice to see the progress u learned how to paint a hand!


I would like to learn some anatomy, maybe i will start with the hands! Tomorrow i will scann my old hand studies, to make a reference how much i would developed...

(sorry for my newbie english :D)

Rebeccak
09-24-2005, 06:27 PM
Brutal Monk,

Looking forward to seeing your studies! Your English is great, you should hear my newbie Hungarian! :eek: :D

Cheers, :)

~Rebeccak

THEonlyZACKGORT
09-24-2005, 11:54 PM
THEonlyZACKGORT:
LOL! Left hand power! Im left handed as well!
Really nice pictures, Did you use photo reference or just watched your right hand?

shyamshriram: great studes! Nice to see the progress u learned how to paint a hand!


I would like to learn some anatomy, maybe i will start with the hands! Tomorrow i will scann my old hand studies, to make a reference how much i would developed...

(sorry for my newbie english :D)



I got two pillows, and propped my hand up for 6 hours as I drew this. Photo references are lame (IMO)

BrutalMonk
09-25-2005, 12:19 PM
LOL :D 6 hours? U ar mad :P I am not able to hold my hand like a statue for hours. Max is 1o min i think


Heey Rebecca, I am stupid... can i open a thread for my hand studies, or i would be better to post them here?

Rebeccak
09-25-2005, 04:41 PM
Brutal Monk,

You are not stupid! We have a million threads here, and it can be confusing. :) You may do whichever you wish...if you are going to keep adding to your own thread, it's fine that you've created one (I've started posting to it). It's completely up to you. You are free to keep your own thread of your own work, and not just hand studies ~ so, you may wish to rename your thread something like: Anatomy Thread of Brutal Monk. It's up to you. :)

If you prefer, I can get your hand studies moved here, but it's not required.

Cheers, :)

~Rebeccak

Amerasu
09-25-2005, 10:06 PM
Here's my most recent hand studies done in Photoshop earlier this summer. As far as I remember, they each took about 2 hours or so. I have some pencil studies as well but they're pretty old and I should probably do some new ones.

I prefer this one
http://amerasu.randomleft.com/images/paintings/life_july2505.jpg

I liked the colouring on this one but it's a little off, the thumb especially, though my fingers are stubby (I'll never be a hand model like JP Prewitt). This painting made my hand cramp.

http://amerasu.randomleft.com/images/paintings/life_july2405.jpg

Rebeccak
09-25-2005, 10:12 PM
Amerasu,

These are great! You know, it's funny, because I prefer the second one...the skin tones are great, and you've captured a real sense of the texture of the flesh...and while I agree that there are some minor drawing problems, overall I would say this is just a beautiful piece! Your first piece with the red bkgrd is also very nice, but it reads as 'flatter' to me, and there's a funny connection between the middle and forefinger (which could be easily fixed).

Nice work, it's really interesting to see digital life studies! I suppose that will probably become the norm. :)

Thanks for posting! :thumbsup:

~Rebeccak

Amerasu
09-26-2005, 03:11 AM
Thanks for the comments Rebecca. You're right of course! I just don't like the way the hand looks in the second painting though it's clearly the better one :)

Rebeccak
09-26-2005, 03:18 AM
Amerasu,

No problem! Great stuff, keep it coming! :)

Cheers, :)

~Rebeccak

purb36
09-26-2005, 05:52 PM
so these are some bridgman hand studies i did a couple weeks ago. all done in 0.7 H mech pencil, and i worked on them over 2 or 3 days (total time), working a little on them each night. just studying from the bridgman book and copying them down, but taking my time to study the bones and what they look like and understand how they fit in the hand and all that, so i went really slow. to start, i put down basic shapes to define the area that it would be drawn in, lightly laid down the lines and kept tweaking them until i felt the proportions were pretty good, then i went over the good lines to get them darker. hope you like, crits and comments plz. :)

http://img153.imageshack.us/img153/8331/file0140a8ej.jpg
http://img270.imageshack.us/img270/4130/file0150a5lh.jpg

NoirQ
09-27-2005, 12:48 AM
as there's only 1 3d set here, and i'm bored, i'll drop this in. They aren't finished, but dunno when i'll go back to them yet so figured i'd post. The little finger cuts in, the finger nails shadow where they shouldnt, and the thumb is a weird shape + others. All done in Silo. might Zbrush them once i've finsiehd the model, or not bother, i haven't decided.
Don't expect too much! :D The more i look at them the less i want to post! :D oh well, don't hurt me :D

http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a202/NoirQ/Amy_Palm.jpg

http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a202/NoirQ/Amy_BackHand.jpg

Have a good one.

Rebeccak
09-27-2005, 12:56 AM
NoirQ,

Hurt you? Lol! :) Nah...these look pretty cool! I agree they need some tweaking, but what of any of our work could do without a little tweaking? If you do decide to ZBrush these puppies, post 'em up! It's great to see. Thanks for posting!

Cheers, :)

~Rebeccak

hzoppetti
09-27-2005, 01:24 AM
Here are some of my hands from recent life drawing class...

quick studies from a text book
http://www.nabidigital.com/images/w5a4_1.jpg
my husband's hand
http://www.nabidigital.com/images/w5a4_3.jpg
anatomy of the hand
http://www.nabidigital.com/images/w5a2_1.jpg

fingernails are definately the hardest part for me...getting them wrong makes the entire finger crooked like...

gardogg
09-30-2005, 09:27 PM
Here is an 18*24 charcoal hand drawing I did today. C&C appreciated. I might mention that the picture didn't turn out too well since it is sunny outside today and I have a cheap digital camera.
http://img251.imageshack.us/img251/6078/charcoal9jb.jpg

Rebeccak
09-30-2005, 09:43 PM
gardogg,

Good to see you post more work! I have to say that this piece has a very nice emotional quality which is quite interesting to see...the smoothness of the charcoal shading in the back has a nice timbre which rings true to the subject matter.

I like the older person's hand a lot, but the small child's hand has more drawing problems which just has to do with the number of planes (too few) used to describe it. Children's hands can be quite tricky, due to the fact that their bone structure is still soft, and what structure is there is hidden under quite a lot of fat.

I think the best way to improve in the area of hands is to draw multiple images of the underlying bone structure. For example, reference such as this can be a great resource from which to draw:

http://www.bio.psu.edu/people/faculty/strauss/anatomy/skel/pics/Hand2.jpg

http://www.bio.psu.edu/people/faculty/strauss/anatomy/skel/pics/Hand2.jpg

Similar to the work done in the Anatomy Review 003, doing a rendering from this kind of reference (and that of the overlying muscle structure) is the best way to increase one's confidence when drawing various parts of the body, such as hands.

Great stuff, and hope to see more of your work! :)

Cheers,

~Rebeccak

gardogg
09-30-2005, 10:34 PM
Thanks Rebecca. Your words are an encouragement to me, which is why I plan to continue to post! You aren't afraid to give crits either, which is even more helpful at times than praise. I appreciate this.

I'm sure you could have guessed that this was done using a photo reference (it would be hard to keep a baby and a middle aged man in this pose for an hour or so). So, I figured why not post the photo too so you can compare. I see that the baby's hand isn't working... but I can't put my finger on exactly what to change. Also, I do intend to make the skeleton sketches that you recommended ;)

Here is the photo along with the charcoal sketch for comparison. Let me know if you can spot the major issues that I should fix.

http://img169.imageshack.us/img169/672/babyhand5wi.jpg

Rebeccak
09-30-2005, 10:44 PM
gardogg,

No problem! :) I'm happy you're showing us all your work! While I did realize that your drawing was done from a photo, I thought the nice thing about it was that it didn't scream 'photo reference used!' at me. This can be pretty tough to do, so I'm impressed by that. :)

Give me a bit and I'll try to use my powers of analysis (lol!) to figure out what's amiss with the drawing of the hand. Though, in truth, I think that it's better for you to do lots of skeletal / hand studies (as you've said you'd do ;)) as this will increase your ability to spot problems and go after their solution. :)

It's great to see your stuff, so keep posting away! :)

Cheers,

~Rebeccak

gardogg
10-02-2005, 03:03 PM
So have you pinpointed the problem spots yet? I would like to fix it before I submit it in my Drawing 1 class (I conveniently have been trying to work in assignments that also apply to this forum ;) )

hzoppetti
10-02-2005, 03:28 PM
Hiya garrdog...I think I see something amiss. The ring finger of the baby hand...gets to wide in the back where it connects to the hand mass. The lines of the fingers dont follow the same lines as in the photo. The first two extend back far enough, but that one for the ring finger stops too short, and thus that finger looks too fat and stubby.

Hopefully that helps :)

gardogg
10-02-2005, 11:23 PM
Ah, your absolutely right. I can really see it now and can't believe I didn't spot that before! That finger is WAY too fat and big. I'll fix it for sure. Thanks.

gardogg
10-04-2005, 06:08 AM
I fixed the baby's finger proportions. However, I would like to hear if there is anything else amiss. I was told that the hands look a bit awkward, but with practice I will overcome that. I definitely plan to practice, but I would love for someone to help me see what is still awkward!

http://img318.imageshack.us/img318/4999/handsprogress1gv.jpg

Rebeccak
10-04-2005, 06:16 AM
gardogg,

Gah! ROFL, I had started on a review of the child's hand, and, having early onset dementia as I do, forgot to finish it. :) I'm a bit of a ditz. Will try to do that today / tomorrow. :)

Have you heard of the book "Drawing Dynamic Hands" (http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/0823013685/002-0723565-0488044?v=glance) by Burne Hogarth? Did I mention that already? :)

It's a great book which sort of demystified hands by breaking them down structurally. I would HIGHLY recommend buying / checking out that as well as Hogarth's other books, including Dynamic Anatomy (http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/0823015513/103-1117814-7631859?v=glance) and Dynamic Figure Drawing. I don't think that people should wind up drawing like Hogarth, but I do think his work is instrumental in anyone's art education with respect to figurative art.

How're them bone studies coming? :)

Cheers, :)

~Rebeccak

Rebeccak
10-04-2005, 06:43 AM
gardogg,

Unfortunately, I don't have enough time now to do a full drawover for you, but what I think you should really look at and focus on in drawings of fingers is the simplified angles and planes that comprise their major masses.

What do I mean by this? Well, the fingers are more or less faceted blocks that are hinged together, covered by a layer of fat which disguises this structure. These blocks are of course the bones, and it is the artist's job to see past the fat to the underlying bone structure, and reconstruct on the page this image, or idea, of what the structure is. By relying solely on what you see, and being limited to 2 dimensions, you will not be able to replicate what you see in the photograph very easily without some idea or archetype in mind of what you are drawing.

A great exercise is to take a bunch of boxes, and stack them up, and tilt and turn them, until you have something of a boxy still life. Then, sketch these boxes in perspective ~ these need not be elaborate. This may seem basic, but it is fundamental to drawing anything in perspective. You can basically break any human form down into simpler geometric forms, and fingers are basically elongated boxes strung together on hinges.

Try thinking of the fingers in this way, and do a separate, rather fast sketch on paper of the child's hand / fingers. Describe the fingers just in terms of simple boxes.

Then go back to your drawing, and reevaluate it. I think you might find that it looks different to you after doing a simplified sketch.

Cheers, :)

~Rebeccak

Khymeira
10-04-2005, 10:09 PM
Here's my first hand-only sketch ever:

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v68/Nikei/My-Wrinkly-Hand-D.jpg

Assistance please? *chuckles* I'm totally lost with the anatomy of the hand; the clockwork of shading and drawing in all its entirety. Not to mention, the thumb looks so weird! O;

Mommy, am I hopeless? D:,

Medium: 2H Pencil
Execution Time: Approx. 15 minutes.

Rebeccak
10-05-2005, 04:47 AM
Khymeira,

Somehow missed seeing your post today. Welcome to the forum! :) I don't think you have a bad start here at all. What is your art training and bkgrd? This would help me understand where you're at...have you ever studied anatomy before?

I agree the thumb is a bit thin / the bone structure and wrinkles are a little off, but for a 15 minute first~time drawing, I'd say this is pretty darn good! :)

What other types of art do you do?

Cheers, :)

~Rebeccak

gardogg
10-05-2005, 03:19 PM
Wow, thank you for those tips. I'm looking forward to studying the hands some more!

Khymeira
10-09-2005, 04:41 PM
Thank you, thank you!

I don't have any art training. D:,
My background? Lots of freelance for free time. *chuckles*
I've only now started looking to realism, so I've never even brushed the surface of anatomy. I made this hand quite a while back, so I didn't even think about bone structure. XO

The type of art that I did prior to was really stylized cartooning, anime and whatever it was that I did in Kindergarten. X)

Though, I did take a long gander at your Gesture, and Opposing curves workshop. They really helped, a lot. I was like, "Where have you been all my life!".

I talk too much. X)

Rebeccak
10-09-2005, 11:00 PM
Khymeira,

ROFL, you're welcome! Hope you will be posting more work here and on other threads. :) I'm glad you liked the Opposing Curves Anatomy Review! :) Feel free to join us in the Open Figure Drawing Workshops and other bits we've got going on here. We're currently on OFDW 005. :)

Cheers!

~Rebeccak

Drake_Stormrage
10-10-2005, 02:23 PM
well, ive done this study only once, my aim was to improve a bit with the shading and to make up a technique of digital drawing with the mouse...
http://ic1.deviantart.com/fs7/f/2005/223/e/b/h.jpghttp://dark-angel.ic.cz/h.jpg

drawn in paint shop pro 7

i wish i had internet at home, so that i could read all these tutorials here without being disturbed...

Rebeccak
10-11-2005, 06:45 AM
Drake_Stormrage,

Hey there, if you plan on doing any serious digital painting, I would highly recommend investing in a Wacom tablet if you can. Painting with a mouse is REALLY hard, and most folks liken it to painting with a 'brick'. :) I think it's ok for a bit of experimentation, but if you can get your hands on a Wacom, you'll be in good shape. :)

Good to see your work here ~ I think the hand is a bit wide. You could fix this easily by Transforming the whole hand horizontally. :)

Cheers,

~Rebeccak

Drake_Stormrage
10-11-2005, 12:50 PM
Rebeccak - firstly thx for the review of the hand :); its wide because i havent held it straightly, but in an angle with fingers facing away from me (if they were straightened of course) in order to make a 'more interesting' gesture :D, secondly i have managed to get a wacom tablet by now - graphire2, BUT its only borrowed from school (not really without breaking the school rules, but nobody knows except for my IT teacher :B). Fact is that i really enjoy the work with it, and also that im in extreme money shortage so its very difficult for me to buy one... I think the most reasonable thing for me would be the graphire3 classic, but its in A6 format and even this model costs freakin 150$ in my country... When i'd consider buying the intuous (whatever model...) it would mean either that or a new comp. And in addition i simply cant use my current comp for some serious CG b/c one one hand i have limited disk capacity, on he other there is the slowness of the CPU which causes e.g. the smudging tool in Photoshop to take bloody ages to complete a single stroke... (766@950 MHz Celeron3 w/ 66 MHz FSB, 384MB SD RAM, GeForce 2MX 32MB...) The theoretical maximum budget for a new PC (this means this PC is still only in my dreams) would be round 700$

Rebeccak
10-12-2005, 10:46 PM
Drake_Stormrage,

Ah, then I think you are an excellent contender for use of the uber~cheap and super fantastic pencil and paper technique! :)

Seriously, I think it's better to start out learning Traditional methods anyway ~ you will be better trained as an artist, in my opinion, if you start out using good old fashioned Traditional Art Materials such as pen, pencil, paper, paint, etc. :) Why not just buy a cheapie sketchbook and some drawing pencils, sharpener, and eraser, and practice drawing the good old~fashioned way? I really think it's better! ~Particularly when you are starting out.

What do you think?

Cheers, :)

~Rebeccak

Drake_Stormrage
10-13-2005, 03:05 PM
Rebeccak, hehe, why didnt i think of you saying this? :D Well, i have been going to art
school for 8 years (from my sixth year on), so im not that kind of a noob in the traditional
methods :) i even had enough time to forget some things about my shading technique ^^, as for the digital drawing, i enjoy the lack of the messyness that is present in traditional art :)

shyamshriram
11-11-2005, 09:40 AM
Hi Everyone....posting after a loong time...

http://img264.imageshack.us/img264/4486/27oct14fp.jpg


http://img29.imageshack.us/img29/3203/07nov12fa.jpg

http://img373.imageshack.us/img373/2259/07nov23kr.jpg

http://img465.imageshack.us/img465/3248/07nov33ol.jpg

http://img213.imageshack.us/img213/168/07nov40eq.jpg

Thanx for watching :)

Shyam

Rebeccak
11-11-2005, 10:17 AM
Wow, Shyam, these are fantastic studies, and exactly the kind of thing I think most people should do to improve their drawing skills and understanding of anatomy. Great stuff, thanks for posting! That second page of skeletal hand drawings especially is really nice stuff ~ your linework, as usual, is really confident / descriptive without going overboard. Great to see you back on the boards! :thumbsup:

Cheers, :)

~Rebeccak

shyamshriram
12-05-2005, 02:42 AM
HEY !! no one is here :eek: anyways...im back now :D


http://img210.imageshack.us/img210/677/4196ns.jpg


http://img226.imageshack.us/img226/3636/4203sy.jpg



http://img232.imageshack.us/img232/9512/4218al.jpg



http://img221.imageshack.us/img221/1467/4dec12ma.jpg


http://img228.imageshack.us/img228/3991/4dec28tj.jpg



http://img235.imageshack.us/img235/7243/4dec31ga.jpg

rblitz7
12-05-2005, 02:45 AM
Woah!:eek: shyamshriram, those are fantastic! Did you go from reference or what?

shyamshriram
12-05-2005, 03:03 AM
Thanx mate :) yeah some of from photo...and some of my own hands :D

Rebeccak
12-05-2005, 03:04 AM
I concur! Beautiful work! :thumbsup:

You know, I think in the future we should work on doing extended compositional workshops...let's put these studies into action! :thumbsup:

Cheers, :)

~Rk

shyamshriram
12-05-2005, 03:08 AM
:bounce: SURE Rebecca ...will post as much as i can ! Thanx :)

shyamshriram
12-05-2005, 03:33 AM
http://img166.imageshack.us/img166/14/08nov46dn.jpghttp://img220.imageshack.us/img220/1462/08nov12yu.jpg



http://img196.imageshack.us/img196/1025/08nov29fm.jpg


http://img278.imageshack.us/img278/4139/08nov34ds.jpg

shyamshriram
12-05-2005, 03:34 AM
http://img492.imageshack.us/img492/970/10nov11nx.jpg



http://img127.imageshack.us/img127/3121/10nov22cc.jpg


http://img255.imageshack.us/img255/5560/10nov34fj.jpg


http://img351.imageshack.us/img351/5109/10nov43ag.jpg

shyamshriram
12-06-2005, 02:55 AM
http://img525.imageshack.us/img525/3687/516bz.jpg



http://img529.imageshack.us/img529/5292/525ux.jpg

Mu
12-06-2005, 07:35 AM
shyam - these as well as your work in the sketchathon are really inspiring. :bowdown:

DoctorBone
12-07-2005, 12:19 PM
Did these some time ago <> thought they might be of interest

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v413/mentler/hand1203.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v413/mentler/hand27.jpg

batavia
12-27-2005, 02:06 AM
shyamshriram: Those sketches are fantastic! Were all the sketches done in the clean manner, without erasing?

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