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Figure Drawing with Virtual Models: Getting the Most Out of Poser® Figure Artist™ by Les Pardew

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Hands

The human hand is probably the most versatile tool ever created. It is capable of great strength, yet it can perform the most delicate operations. Its design allows people to lift, hold, mold, rip, manipulate, caress, build, squeeze, sense, and rearrange objects of all types. It can be used as a weapon or to give comfort. We use our hands to greet others and even to communicate. The hand is the very definition of the all-around instrument. With all that our hands can do, is it any wonder that it is one of the more complex parts of the body to draw?

There is no quick and easy formula for drawing hands. To draw the hands well, the artist must know the hands. He must take time to study and understand how the hand works so that his drawings ...

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