Sunday, January 27, 2013

Hands, Baby, Hands!

I drew these baby hands as examples for a homework assignment given to the students in my Figure Invention class at CDA. We used photo reference as inspiration to draw expressive hands. The goal was not to reproduce the hand in a realistic way, but to enhance the feel and gesture of the hand in more simplified shapes and forms.


This is a study in contrasts.


Here's a sample of the photo reference with the gestural interpretation.


13 comments:

  1. These are wonderful! It's great to also see the gestural hand translated from the photo reference.

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  2. These are great! Thanks for sharing.

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  3. This is really helpful, Toby! Thanks for posting.

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  4. Thanks for the post Toby! Great Stuff!

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  5. Very inspirational. Always love seeing your board posts

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  6. crazy line !!! I like it as usual !

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  7. Thanks Toby! These lessons are invaluable. I'll be referring to them for a long time to come :)

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    1. Nice to hear from you, Daniel. Hope you're doing fine.

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  8. Hey Toby,
    not sure what avatar/name is going to come up for me but it's Gary O Neill from Ireland(Duck Daze bg designer)
    Long long time no see/hear. Hope life's treating you well.
    Really lovely work (but of course!)
    Do you hear from Colette, Paul & Jim at all?

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