Hand Study

Assignment:  Draw the human hand

Some ideas for your anatomical study:

  • Use your own hand for a model
  • Read and draw from an anatomy book about the bones, muscles, and structure of the hand
  • Try simplifying the hand into blocks of mass in a drawing before painting
  • Look at Bouguereau, Sargent, Rubens, etc for examples of color studies of hands
Left hand study.  Oil painting on linen 8 x 10

A hand study by Ginger Dean, oil on linen 8 x 10 in

Further References:

  • Contructive Anatomy by George Bridgeman, Dover Press