Comic Talk, Tips and Tricks

Can anyone give me a tip on how to draw fingers?
Ocka at 7:42PM, May 16, 2007
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I'm kinda curious on how to draw fingers, because whenever draw fingers they don't look like fingers. So I'm wondering if any of you ahve any tips on drawing fingers. :3


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Roguehill at 8:33AM, May 17, 2007
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I always draw them as tubes or rectangles with joints..then I ad flesh over them until they look realistic.
A book I highly recommend is “Hogarth's Dynamic Anatomy”…that man had a talent for making the human form look understandable!


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Darth Mongoose at 3:21PM, May 17, 2007
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Don't over-rely on that book though. The anatomy isn't perfect. The hands in it, in particular look really weird, with pointy fingers and over-emphasised joints. Might look okay for a man's hands, but draw a woman with hands like those and it'd look freaky. Still, as a reference book, it's work buying.
If you have a friend who's willing to be a hand model for you, that really helps, OR, just draw your own hand! I've done that before. Get used to looking at hands, and how they go together, what positions you can move your fingers into and stuff. They're one of the hardest things to draw, so you just have to keep hacking away until you get the hang.
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Ocka at 5:29PM, May 17, 2007
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I'll give that a shot.

Thanks guys (or gals….whatever you perfer)


last edited on July 14, 2011 2:20PM
glenfx at 2:09PM, May 25, 2007
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I found recently a link for several hand poses. (photos) but be aware that the site is amazingly laged, so you might have to refresh constantly to get them.
Its a nice resource though.

I personaly dont detail too much the hands unless i draw them in close ups… and usually they are holding something, so less detail goes to them anyway.
I love how Michael Turner does the hands though
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