Drawing the Hands: from Blocks to Realistic Rendering

This 2:30 hour drawing session is dedicated to explore the beautiful complexity of the hands, starting with stereometric renderings, (basic blocky volumes) and ending with realistic depictions of the hands.

Learning to render the hands as basic volumes, will make it much easier to draw them correctly in a variety of posed, holding objects, or the effect of light on their forms. It will also help to create drawings of hands with a more accurate sense of volume and tonal rendering

and to better understand and better draw the infinite variations the hands can present when in movement or foreshortening, in action.


Drawing paper of decent quality, such as Strathmore Drawing, in any finish (medium, vellum or plate), you don’t need to use expensive paper but it is best if you don’t use newsprint paper.

Graphite pencils in B-2B gradations, a few of colored pencils in brown, red earth and dark blue.

Erasers and pencil sharpener. That’s it!

Availability of Courses' Recordings

As part of the services offered by the New Renaissance Atelier, you will have access to the recordings of the video sessions of all the courses you purchased for one year.
You will find the links to the videos in your Personal Video Library that has been set up specifically for you. Please keep this Video library link on your desktop or in your browser for easy access.

In case You missed a course You are interested in, You can purchase the recording of the video sessions, by clicking on the menu above

Drawing the hands: from blocks to realistic rendering
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