THE WAY YOU THINK AND THE WAY YOU DRAW
The sequence in figure 7 shows a process for analyzing the volumes of the hand:
- A. Begin by drawing the palm of the hand, the length of the middle finger and the thenar eminence, at the base of the thumb.
B. Add lines indicating the remaining fingers.
C. Shape these lines into basic volumes.
D. Working from those basic volumes, draw the organic forms of the hand.
This approach is like a reversed dissection. After having isolated and described the components of the hand in their essential characteristics, we reassemble them. This will not necessarily be the way you draw every hand. I recommend you first practice drawing the hand reduced to geometric volumes, and then, after you’re comfortable constructing the hand’s forms, move on to a more direct approach.