Hands can often be the most challenging part of painting a figure. They're unlike any other part of the form and visibly the most complex. On the other hand, they can be some of the most evocative and expressive tools in imagery— as strong as any portrait.
Follow along as I demonstrate my technique of painting two separate hands in two very different illustrations. In Part I we discuss the hand as a focal point for a scene, while Part II handles the hands as a co-star of a character portrait. Altogether I've included 3 hours of content, along with JPGs of the finished images and my own brushes.
This is not a basic anatomy lecture, but instead an in-depth look at how to handle color and light when painting. Although I paint digitally, this technique can be applied traditionally, as I originally learned it.
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