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Hands
Glenn Hirsch
Nicolas de
Largillierre, 1715
Botticelli
Nelly Nassif
Bing
Zhang
Bing
Zhang
Peggy Millar
Cynthia Kanios
the hand is as big
as the face
right size intentionally too small
Janet
Benjamin
Carolyn Wales
hands appear bigger
as they get closer
Gene Faktorovich
John Reamer
first break it down
into geometric shapes
start with a
simplified
“paddle”
shape
August Macke
Find the
rectangle
exaggerate
the wrist
exaggerate
the geometry
of the fingers
Cynthia Kanios (detail)
Steve Chapman (detail)
Emma Mankin
foreshortening
fingers like “hoses”
coming toward you
Michelangelo
Practice!
Leonardo da Vinci
Portraits-Hands are Like the Face
Portraits-Hands are Like the Face
Portraits-Hands are Like the Face
Portraits-Hands are Like the Face
Portraits-Hands are Like the Face
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Portraits-Hands are Like the Face

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Portraits-Hands are Like the Face

  1. 1. Hands Glenn Hirsch
  2. 2. Nicolas de Largillierre, 1715
  3. 3. Botticelli
  4. 4. Nelly Nassif
  5. 5. Bing Zhang
  6. 6. Bing Zhang
  7. 7. Peggy Millar
  8. 8. Cynthia Kanios
  9. 9. the hand is as big as the face
  10. 10. right size intentionally too small
  11. 11. Janet Benjamin
  12. 12. Carolyn Wales
  13. 13. hands appear bigger as they get closer
  14. 14. Gene Faktorovich
  15. 15. John Reamer
  16. 16. first break it down into geometric shapes
  17. 17. start with a simplified “paddle” shape
  18. 18. August Macke
  19. 19. Find the rectangle
  20. 20. exaggerate the wrist
  21. 21. exaggerate the geometry of the fingers
  22. 22. Cynthia Kanios (detail) Steve Chapman (detail)
  23. 23. Emma Mankin
  24. 24. foreshortening fingers like “hoses” coming toward you
  25. 25. Michelangelo
  26. 26. Practice! Leonardo da Vinci

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