Winter Drawing Sessions | Gesture Drawing


Drawing the Hand

The hand is a marvel of functionality and aesthetics. The complexity of its forms and its inherent mutability make it a challenging but extremely rewarding subject. This complexity can be better understood by conceptualizing its forms. In my anatomy and figure-drawing classes, I teach my students to focus on only a few essential characteristics of the hand at any given time, limiting its complexity. This method— which can be applied to other subjects as well—was developed during the Renaissance and has been further refined since.