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Drawing Perspective and hands
Wolfcape at 2:32PM, July 27, 2006
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I struggle to draw hands and people looking naturally, also i find it VERY hard to draw people from the side, I also find it hard to draw objects as 3D such as a Cup or a house well.
I find it impossible to draw animal's faces too, which is something i want and need to do.

I need LOTS and LOTS of help, can somebody help please?

Edit: I don't do angles at all… so id need help there… tooo… Meep
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mykill at 5:49PM, July 27, 2006
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draw from life. and photos. Just do it. It's critical practice. draw still life. draw from a photo of a house. Look and find the basic shapes in things, everything is made of rectangles, cubes, spheres, cones, cricles, ovals..etc.

Yes, you will suck. do it till you don't suck. It's not ‘help’ you need - it's practice.
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skoolmunkee at 1:59AM, July 28, 2006
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'sup dood, people been talking about you like they missed you or something!

Yeah, you basically just have to do it.

Personally I found it easier to get started with hands by drawing in ‘blocks’ first. The palm is a square, fingers are rectangles, etc. It was easier for me to visualize them that way, so it was easier to draw them at strange angles.

It did help sometimes to look at my own hand, or take a photo and draw from that. (that helps with a lot of things really.)
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Wolfcape at 1:21PM, July 28, 2006
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Thanks ^_^
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Radec at 2:59PM, July 28, 2006
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Well, Drawing profile (side) views could be tricky sometimes. try getting a friend to stand in front of a bright lamp/spotlight thingy when the lights are out, and take a picture of that. that should give you a pretty decent idea of what to expect from the shape of profile views.
<= dead and buried.
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Wolfcape at 12:30PM, July 30, 2006
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InadequateCatnap at 5:46PM, Oct. 15, 2006
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I tried to cover everything:

remember: You don't always have to define each finger in order for it to read as a hand. Also an animal's head has a snout most of the time so remember to show that. And thirdly the elipses or circles are the most important thing to remember, they should all be equal in width.
Here's a side view to help you:
Bailey…Catnap Comics
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kingofsnake at 7:23PM, Oct. 15, 2006
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It depends on how realistic you want to go. But the rule of thumb, as people said, is practice. Hands for me is something I was awful at for a long time, then, I was just magically not awful at them anymore. Not to say I'm fantastic, I think hands is a constantly evolving art form for me. I'd recommend studying the style of hands you'd like to draw, and start simple and work your way up. My hands were drawn from the clerks animated series, tom and jerry, and breakfast cereal mascot commercials (in that order)
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