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Guides and References - Hands
« on: December 11, 2010, 03:30:57 PM GMT GMT »
This is a list of tutorials and articles specifically about hands.  They're also covered in more generalised guides, particularly the books, in the Human Figure topic.

Online Sources

Drawing Hands - a tutorial by Tom Richmond, MAD Magazine cartoonist.

Ebob's hand guide - part of the William Wallace step-by-step.

Fingers for 30mm minis - a response by Volomir on the Spanish Team forum.

Sculpting a Closed Fist - a video tutorial by mini sculptor James Van Schaik.

Sculpting Hands with Greenstuff - a closed hand tutorial by Xenite, of the blog Little Green Men.

Books

Drawing Dynamic Hands
Author Burne Hogarth.
Published by Watson-Guptill.

Drawing Hands and Feet
Author Giovanni Civardi.
Published by Search Press.

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Re: Guides and References - Hands
« Reply #1 on: December 14, 2010, 12:04:20 AM GMT GMT »
HiveTrygon's open hand tutorial from his vampire WIP thread.

1) I mash a piece of fresh putty on the hand and make sure you leave enough to sculpt the wrists. You need to push the wrist in also, huge importance.
4) see this pic, as the hands are still wet roll out thin sausages and apply them to the fresh hand, has to be fresh. Dry and these will pop off, it's very delicate work and they must be fixed well.
5) now bend them into position how you like. I use my finger to push the tip and put my tool under it to get a sharp bend. You might need to do this multiple times as it drys.
2) roll another sausage but this time even no taper to it.
3) cut in half evenly. These will be used to create you knuckles.
6) attach some tubes for the wrists and knuckles close to hands. These need to be done while fresh also and will give strength for the rest.
7) blend them in, not much to say here you will have your own style.
8) let this part dry and then repeat the same steps for the rest of the knuckles. They will be much stronger now and easier than the first set as it is all bonded together.

Hope this helps you all.


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Re: Guides and References - Hands
« Reply #2 on: January 13, 2011, 01:45:50 PM GMT GMT »
Added a planetFigure link.

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Re: Guides and References - Hands
« Reply #3 on: January 26, 2011, 12:07:01 PM GMT GMT »
Added a Civardi book.  It has anatomy guides and explanations; tips on constructing the 3D form; and a lot of drawn examples of variations, gestures and actions.  A very good reference for beginners and intermediates, in my view.

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Re: Guides and References - Hands
« Reply #4 on: May 12, 2013, 03:20:18 PM BST GMT »
Added Fingers for 30mm Minis.

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Re: Guides and References - Hands
« Reply #5 on: May 12, 2013, 07:01:16 PM BST GMT »
Fantastic, thank you for posting these.