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Hogarth Hands 1 by LancerMoo Hogarth Hands 1 by LancerMoo
Studies from Hogarth's "Drawing Dynamic Hands", in different colors of ballpoint pen. I know a lot of people can't stand Hogarth, but I absolutely adore the way he draws hands.

...will be scrapped later.
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nymph-of-artemis Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2009  Student Digital Artist
Ahh, i love them! So well drawn~
Might have a look for that book.
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LancerMoo Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2009
Thanks! :XD:
It's a really nice book, I can't speak for the text... (I've had it for years and never read it, haha...) but the pictures are wonderful to copy from.
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Rafica Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
i actually have two of his books :D he over dramatizes every aspect, but it's incredibly helpful for a newbie like me :)

this looks great, keep it up!
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LancerMoo Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2009
Haha, absolutely. I only have his book on hands, but it's been very helpful for me over the years. His stylization never really bothered me, I actually found the exaggerated knuckles, tendons, and bones to be very helpful. I think the main thing for me is that his hands are so full of character and motion; they're actually fun to look at and draw...
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Rafica Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
yeah i have Dynamic Anatomy and Dynamic Wrinkles and Drapery. i'd debated on getting them for awhile, but just reffing from photos wasn't doing me a bit of good. i like that he makes nearly every muscle visible, so you can alter according to your own discretion. for me it's a pain to buff up a photo of a skinny guy verses thinning down a buff guy. idk, just my preference :)

he has another, called Dynamic Heads, have you seen it?
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LancerMoo Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2009
Ahh yeah, I've seen those books before... I don't have them though, just the book on hands. :)
Yeah, sometimes just reffing from photos isn't the way to go... all you're learning is how something looks in one situation, not learning how or why things look the way they do. It's one thing to look at pictures of clothed people and draw them, it's another thing to be told "wrinkles and folds for xxx fabric act in xxx ways"... so you actually understand what you're doing instead of just copying. :)

I've actually never seen the heads book... sounds like something to look into later! ;D
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