Drawing the Hands: from Blocks to Realistic Rendering


| Wednesday | Number of Lessons: 1 | 08/24/2022 - 08/24/2022 | 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM EST

This 2:30 hour drawing session is dedicated to explore the beautiful complexity of the hands, starting with stereometric renderings, (basic blocky volumes) and ending with realistic depictions of the hands.

Learning to render the hands as basic volumes, will make it much easier to draw them correctly in a variety of posed, holding objects, or the effect of light on their forms. It will also help to create drawings of hands with a more accurate sense of volume and tonal rendering

and to better understand and better draw the infinite variations the hands can present when in movement or foreshortening, in action.


Drawing paper of decent quality, such as Strathmore Drawing, in any finish (medium, vellum or plate), you don’t need to use expensive paper but it is best if you don’t use newsprint paper.

Graphite pencils in B-2B gradations, a few of colored pencils in brown, red earth and dark blue.

Erasers and pencil sharpener. That’s it!