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Old 04 April 2008   #1
Open Figure Drawing Workshop - HANDS - 023

OFDW 023: April 12, 2008 - May 12, 2008

Welcome to the
TWENTY-THIRD thread of the Open Figure Drawing Workshop!

This workshop is open to any medium and any style - traditional or digital 2D or 3D. Some informal moderation will be gladly provided - however, the purpose of the Workshop is for Artists to interact with and informally critique one another’s work.

The goal of this Workshop is to COMPLETE 25 HAND STUDIES IN ONE MONTH!
(For 3D modelers, your goal may be to complete 2 hands studies in one month). You may also choose to do one (or more) complete figure studies from the reference provided.

If you are working on completing 25 hands, you are welcome to use reference from other sources, so long as you provide a link to your reference for others to use in the Workshop. You are additionally welcome to work from life!

As always, the OFDWs are open to both 2D and 3D artists.

Reference Source:

Provided Reference of Hands:
Please note: If you are working on completing 25 hands, you are welcome to use reference from other sources, so long as you provide a link to your reference for others to use in the Workshop. You are additionally welcome to work from life!

Click on Image Number below to access images that correspond to the thumbnail images above:

Michelangelo (1475-1564)
David [detail]
Marble, 1504
Galleria dell'Accademia, Florence

Michelangelo (1475-1564)
Madonna and Child
Marble, 1501-1505
Vrouwekerk, Bruges

Michelangelo (1475-1564)
Madonna and Child [detail: 3]
Marble, 1501-1505
Vrouwekerk, Bruges

Michelangelo (1475-1564)
The Conversion of Saul [detail]
Fresco, 1545
Cappella Paolina, Palazzi Pontifici, Vatican

Michelangelo (1475-1564)
Tomb of Lorenzo de' Medici: Dawn [detail: 1]
Marble, 1524-1531
Sagrestia Nuova, San Lorenzo, Florence

Michelangelo (1475-1564)
Tomb of Lorenzo de' Medici: Lorenzo de' Medici [detail: 1]
Marble, 1524-1531
Sagrestia Nuova, San Lorenzo, Florence

7. (alt) 7A.
Michelangelo (1475-1564)
Tomb of Pope Julius II: Moses
Marble, 1545
S. Pietro in Vincoli, Rome

Michelangelo (1475-1564)
The Holy Family with the Infant John the Baptist
Tempera on panel, c.1503
Galleria degli Uffizi, Florence

Michelangelo (1475-1564)
Christ Carrying the Cross [detail: 1]
Marble, c.1521
Santa Maria sopra Minerva, Rome

Michelangelo (1475-1564)
Medici Madonna [detail: 2]
Marble, 1521-1531
Sagrestia Nuova, San Lorenzo, Florence

Michelangelo (1475-1564)
Slave (dying)
Marble, c.1513
Musée du Louvre, Paris

Gian Lorenzo Bernini (1598-1680)
Rape of Proserpine [detail: 1]
Marble, 1621-1622
Galleria Borghese, Rome

Gian Lorenzo Bernini (1598-1680)
The Rape of Proserpine [detail: 4]
Marble, 1621-1622
Galleria Borghese, Rome

Gian Lorenzo Bernini (1598-1680)
Memorial Bust of Gabriele Fonseca
Marble, c.1665
San Lorenzo in Lucina, Rome

Jean Auguste Dominique Ingres (1780-1867)
Vicomtess Othenin d'Haussonville, née Louise-Albertine de Broglie [detail]
Oil on canvas, 1845
51 7/8 x 36 1/8 inches (131.8 x 92 cm)
Frick Collection, New York


Jean Auguste Dominique Ingres (1780-1867)
Baronne James de Rothschild, née Betty von Rothschild
Oil on canvas, 1848
55 3/4 x 39 3/4 inches (141.9 x 101 cm)
Private collection

Jean Auguste Dominique Ingres (1780-1867)
Louis-François Bertin
Oil on canvas, 1832
45 5/8 x 37 3/8 inches (116 x 95 cm)
Musée du Louvre, Paris

Jean Auguste Dominique Ingres (1780-1867)
Amédée-David, Comte de Pastoret
Oil on canvas, 1826
40 1/2 x 32 3/4 inches (103 x 83.5 cm)
The Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago

Jean Auguste Dominique Ingres (1780-1867)
Madame Henri Gonse
Oil on canvas, 1845-1852
28 5/8 x 24 3/8 inches (73 x 62 cm)
Musée Ingres, Montauban

Jean Auguste Dominique Ingres (1780-1867)
Madame Paul-Sigisbert Moitessier, née Marie-Clotilde-Inès de Foucauld, Seated [detail]
Oil on canvas, 1856
47 1/8 x 36 1/4 inches (120 x 92.1 cm)
National Gallery, London

Jean Auguste Dominique Ingres (1780-1867)
Lorenzo Bartolini
Oil on canvas, 1820
41 5/8 x 33 1/2 inches (106 x 85.1 cm)
Musée du Louvre, Paris

Jean Auguste Dominique Ingres (1780-1867)
Madame de Senonnes, née Marie-Geneviève-Marguerite Marcoz, later Vicomtess de Senonnes
Oil on canvas, 1814
41 5/8 x 33 inches (106 x 84 cm)
Musée des Beaux-Arts, Nantes

Jean Auguste Dominique Ingres (1780-1867)
Study of Hands and Feet for The Golden Age
Oil on canvas, 1862
Fogg Art Museum, Harvard University, Cambridge

Jean Auguste Dominique Ingres (1780-1867)
Delphine Ramel, Madame Ingres
Oil on canvas, 1859
Oskar Reinhart Foundation, Winterthur

Jean Auguste Dominique Ingres (1780-1867)
Study for The Martyrdom of St. Symphorien
Oil on canvas, 1824-1834
Musée Ingres, Montauban

William Bouguereau (1825-1905)
Petites Maraudeuses [Little Thieves]
Oil on canvas, 1872
78 7/8 x 42 7/8 inches (200.5 x 109 cm)
Private collection

William Bouguereau (1825-1905)
La Charité [Charity]
Oil on canvas, 1878
77 1/8 x 46 inches (196 x 117 cm)
Private collection

William Bouguereau (1825-1905)
Au Bord du Ruisseau [At the Edge of the Brook]
Oil on canvas, 1875
Collection of Fred and Sherry Ross

William Bouguereau (1825-1905)
Le Ravissement de Psyche [The Rapture of Psyche]
Oil on canvas, 1895
82 1/4 x 47 1/8 inches (209 x 120 cm)
Private collection

William Bouguereau (1825-1905)
Flagellation de Notre Seigneur Jésus Christ [The Flagellation of Our Lord Jesus Christ]
Oil on canvas, 1880
121 5/8 x 83 3/8 inches (309 x 212 cm)
Cathedral of La Rochelle, La Rochelle

William Bouguereau (1825-1905)
Oil on canvas, 1876
90 1/2 x 58 1/4 inches (230 x 148 cm)
Dallas Museum of Fine Arts, Dallas

William Bouguereau (1825-1905)
Le Repos [Rest]
Oil on canvas, 1879
64 1/2 x 42 1/8 inches (164 x 107 cm)
Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland

William Bouguereau (1825-1905)
Petite boudeuse [The little sulk]
Oil on canvas, 1888
48 3/8 x 33 3/4 inches (123 x 86 cm)
Rahr-West Museum, Manitowoc

William Bouguereau (1825-1905)
Le Gué [The Ford]
Oil on canvas, 1895
61 x 27 7/8 inches (155 x 71 cm)
Collection of Fred and Sherry Ross

William Bouguereau (1825-1905)
Douleur d'amour [Elegy]
Oil on canvas, 1899
Private collection

William Bouguereau (1825-1905)
Jeune Bergere [Young Shepherdess]
Oil on canvas laid down on board, 1885
62 x 28 1/2 inches (157.5 x 72.5 cm)
San Diego Museum of Art, San Diego

William Bouguereau (1825-1905)
Jeune Fille Allant à la Fontaine [Young Girl Going to the Fountain]
Oil on canvas, 1885
63 1/8 x 28 7/8 inches (160.5 x 73.5 cm)
Dahesh Museum, New York City

William Bouguereau (1825-1905)
La Vierge, L'Enfant Jesus et Saint Jean Baptiste [The Virgin, the Baby Jesus and Saint John the Baptist]
Oil on canvas, 1875
78 7/8 x 48 inches (200.5 x 122 cm)
Private collection

William Bouguereau (1825-1905)
L'art et la Litterature [Art and Literature]
Oil on canvas, 1867
78 5/8 x 42 1/2 inches (200 x 108 cm)
Arnot Art Museum Elmira, New York City

William Bouguereau (1825-1905)
Les Noisettes [Hazelnuts]
Oil on canvas, 1882
34 3/8 x 52 3/4 inches (87.5 x 134 cm)
Detroit Institute of Art

William Bouguereau (1825-1905)
L'Orage [The Storm]
Oil on canvas, 1874
Private collection

William Bouguereau (1825-1905)
Jeune Fille se Defendant Contre L'amour [Young Girl Defending herself against Cupid]
Oil on canvas, 1880
North Carolina Museum of Art, Raleigh

Jusepe de Ribera (1591-1652)
St Christopher
Oil on canvas, 1637
50 x 39 1/4 inches (127 x 100 cm)
Museo del Prado, Madrid

John William Waterhouse (1849-1917)
Oil on canvas, 1900
26 7/8 x 21 5/8 inches (68.5 x 55 cm)
Towneley Hall Art Gallery and Museums, Burnley

John William Waterhouse (1849-1917)
Jason and Medea
Oil on canvas, 1907
Private collection

Peter Paul Rubens (1577-1640)
Altarpiece of St Ildefonso (right panel)
Oil on wood, c.1639
138 1/2 x 42 7/8 inches (352 x 109 cm)
Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna

Peter Paul Rubens (1577-1640)
Venus in Fur-Coat
Oil on wood, c.1630-1640
69 1/4 x 32 5/8 inches (176 x 83 cm)
Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna

Peter Paul Rubens (1577-1640)
Portrait of a Young Woman
Black chalk, 1628-1635
Museum Boymans-van Beuningen, Rotterdam


Peter Paul Rubens (1577-1640)
The Straw Hat
Oil on wood, c.1625
31 x 21 5/8 inches (79 x 55 cm)
National Gallery, London

Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519)
Study of hands
Silverpoint and white highlights on pink prepared paper, c.1474
8 3/8 x 5 7/8 inches (21.4 x 15 cm)
Royal Library, Windsor Castle, London

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Last edited by Rebeccak : 04 April 2008 at 03:22 AM.
Old 04 April 2008   #2
Rules For The Threads


1. Photographs are the property of

2. The work created from the photo reference provided here MUST be TASTEFUL, SINCERE, RESPECTFUL, and for the purpose of serious study of the human figure. Those who post silly, disrespectful, or tasteless work will have their posts deleted immediately and will no longer be allowed to post on this thread.

3. This Workshop will run from April 12, 2008 - May 12, 2008.

4. There is NO LIMIT to the NUMBER of posts an artist may make. However, we ask that you post only your BEST WORK, even if it is considered unfinished. PLEASE LIMIT YOUR WIP IMAGES PER HAND SINCE THE WORKSHOP CALLS FOR 25 HANDS / PERSON!

5. Artists who post comments and critiques of other artists' work on this thread must be RESPECTFUL, POLITE, and offer CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM. Flaming will be NOT be tolerated, and constitutes dismissal from this and other threads.

6. I will be offering the occasional comments / critique - however, the main focus of the Open Figure Drawing Workshop threads should be on Group Critique and interaction.

7. ANY MEDIUM or STYLE may be used: Traditional or Digital Drawing or Painting, Gestural, Sketch, Finished Render, etc.

8. 3D Artists who wish to use the reference for 3D models are free to do so.

9. Please limit the SIZE of your POSTS to 800 pixels WIDTH x Appropriate pixel LENGTH. No huge posts, please!

10. Please post your (limited / within reason) WIP and finished work to this thread. However, you are welcome (though not required) to also post your work to your Personal Sketchbook Thread if you already have one, or to create one if you do not, here:

Personal Anatomy & Sketchbook Threads

11. Have fun, enjoy, and create great art!


PLEASE NOTE: WIP (Work In Progress) images are an important part of the OFDWs and are encouraged. Please DO post WIP images as you work on your pieces. However given that the Workshop calls for 25 hands / person, please limit the amount of WIP per hand!!!


Tracing constitutes cheating on CGTalk, and traced work is not accepted into CGTalk's Galleries. Please freehand draw and paint. Use of a Grid is accepted.

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If you would like to see the finished work from previous OFDWs, look here:

Links to all OFDW SPOTLIGHT Threads

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Last edited by Rebeccak : 04 April 2008 at 07:28 AM.
Old 04 April 2008   #3
SPOTLIGHT Thread Guidelines

Please Note:

At the end of each OFDW, I create a SPOTLIGHT thread highlighting the best work from the Workshop.

For this Workshop, I will only be plugging (including in the SPOTLIGHT thread) final images that are accompanied by WIP images - which artists can include as a set in a single post along with their final images (to avoid having multiple posts for a single image). Please also feel free to post a gif of the process for your best pieces.

This will especially be the case in instances where the work matches the reference image rather exactly.

You need not provide WIPs for images where it is obvious that no tracing has been involved, or for simple sketches. The purpose of providing WIP images for your work is to demonstrate transparency of your work process. An accompanying explanation of your work flow can also be helpful.

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Last edited by Rebeccak : 04 April 2008 at 07:30 PM.
Old 04 April 2008   #4

this looks like a fun workshop, - thanks alot for putting it up!

Old 04 April 2008   #5
I've just started doing hand studies again, so this is perfect timing.
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Old 04 April 2008   #6
Frejasphere and erilaz, I'm going to hold you to your promises. I'm likely going to be doing a lot of mine traditionally since that will tie in nicely with my classes. Looking forward to seeing everyone's amazing contributions.

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Old 04 April 2008   #7
Timing is perfect!
Count me in as well this time
Old 04 April 2008   #8
Handy timing... (sorry, couldn't resist). I'll do trad studies and scan them in.

See you around.
Old 04 April 2008   #9
I'm IN

Heya Rebecca!

I'm back, and in for this one! Havn't participated since the 50 heads and 50 torsos workshops waaaay. Moved my attendance over to CA after that as my tastes shifted to more 2D mediums. But have been subscribed to updates on this thread the whole time :P Tis a shame I missed that bargue drawing one though - I've been wanting a good reason to do one of those :(

I'll definitely be back in on this one, and will try and get my flatmate doing it too!

Thanks for organising these things Great motivation


Last edited by MatthewRodgers : 04 April 2008 at 09:59 AM.
Old 04 April 2008   #10
woot, finally! I will start working on it as soon as I wake.
Old 04 April 2008   #11
exactly what the doctor ordered. Working on my design thesis now, but final submission is due this Monday, so as son as hat and final exams have cleared up I'll be sure to start drawing and giving a hand to others by means of critique.
Old 04 April 2008   #12
this is so exciting! I am studying anatomy and this is just perfect!!
thank you so much rebecca! we love you
Old 04 April 2008   #13
wow, the workshop sounds good, i might do it...if i have time..
Old 04 April 2008   #14
I will definitely be watching everyone's progress - no time to participate, alas Sounds like it's going to be a fruitful workshop - have fun all!

Old 04 April 2008   #15
this is an awesome contest, hands, feet, elbows, knees are probably some of the hardest and most confusing parts of the body to make.
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