Monday, April 4, 2016

Create > Expressive Hands

Create > Expressive Hands


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Goal:  Accurately render human hands that convey expression


Studio Activity:
Select one of the options below.  
  1. Use Pen & Ink, Conté Crayon, or Soft Pastel or Oil Pastel.  You may choose color using realistic skin tones or crazy colors or B/W.  
  2. But be aware that drawing hands are THE most difficult part of the human body to draw. Many student artists go to great lengths to avoid drawing them. They’re just so COMPLICATED and if anything is off, even a little bit, it’s painfully obvious. However, once you’ve mastered drawing hands, you can add that to your superpowers. Remember, “draw what you SEE, not what your brain thinks it should look like.”


Visual Examples:

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Look at the NEGATIVE SPACE between the fingers!
Get those shapes right and you will also have drawn the hand correctly.
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Click HERE > http://artists.pixelovely.com/practice-tools/hands-feet-practice/  for an amazing website that provides hands poses that you can use for practice!


Studio Activity Option 1:  
1 Gian Hand


Instructions:
  1. The position of the hand must be “difficult”- fingers bent, slanted, foreshortened, etc.  No fists, open palms, etc.
  2. The hand may be holding something- but make it a significant object and it can’t be so large that it hides too much of the hand.
  3. Don’t forget about the negative space- the space around and behind the hand.  Put something in the background- a tone, a pattern, something!
  4. As always, contrast is important.


AP Studio Art student’s examples of this option:
C-woodenhand
carlos
C-hands-ink
B-AngelHands


B-Hand2
C-HandGrip
C-HandJairo
C-hands-baby


C-pencil
B BLUE HAND
B-Handd
B-piano hands
B-SheryHAND
B-WATCHARM
C-HAND ON GROUND
C-HAND TATOOES
C-OPENHAND
C-PEARLS
Jennifer01
JessicaHANDS
LeoHANDS
Sarany002


Studio Activity Option 2:
Two Big hands


Instructions:
  1. Hands must be touching or interacting in some way.  They may overlap, interlock, clasp, snuggle, etc. If the hands don’t at least overlap, it will affect your grade.
  2. Use the positioning of the 2 hands to tell a story, show meaning or convey emotion.
  3. Consider contrasting expressions or character in the hands (tense vs relaxed, active vs passive, bony and angular vs fleshy and round, rough vs smooth, old vs young etc…)
  4. Don’t forget about the negative space- the space around and behind the hands.  Put something in the background- a tone, a pattern, something!
  5. As always, contrast is important.


AP Studio Art student’s examples of this option:
B-handsMichelle
B-HandsPerla
B-handsairo
C-handsJairo


C-green soft pastel
C-bow hands
B-Re-Hands
b-pull my finger


B-Jairo Hands
Jared 2 hands
Vanessa12
Susana001


NikielHANDS
N-LEHANDS
maggie01 copy
M006


LeslieL
Kris
Kim008
Jennifer008


Jennifer005
Jennifer004
Jennifer03
Jackie010


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B-RomeHands
B-pinky promise
B-JedHANDS


B-Jankleyhands sensual radioactive
B-Jankleyhand holding wrist red blue
B-handsx
B-hands raudra


B-hands marriage
B-hands BANG
B-cool hands
B-COMRADE


B Hands


Studio Activity Option 3:
Five hands


Instruction:
  1. Explore a variety of hand positions.  
  2. Draw each one from a very different angle and doing something very different.
  3. Create firm, solid forms with a clear sense of the structural anatomy and volume. Use block, cylinders, planes freely to help figure out the structure and firm-up forms.
  4. Explore different approaches and various degrees of finish.  There’s no need to draw them all the same way; a little variety is a good thing.
  5. Arrange the hands to compose the whole page in an aesthetically pleasing way. Composition is vital.
  6. Don’t forget about the negative space- the space around and behind the hands.  Put something in the background- a tone, a pattern, something!
  7. As always, contrast is important.


AP Studio Art student’s examples of this option:
B Ruby 5 Hands
B-DSC_9993
B-Brayanhands


Susana007
B*-5Hands
B-FiveHands


B-5hands


Studio Activity Option 4:  
Hands in action


Instruction:
  1. For this option you may include more of the arms and body to make the action clear.
  2. Objects may also be included.



AP Studio Art student’s examples of this option:
B-Hands senior
C-paintinghand
C-siyou hand
C-green hands


C-THREEHANDS
C-DSC_0636
B-handstea
C-WHY IS HE BLEEDING PAINT OH NOES Dx


C-SALON HANDS
C-RUBBERBANDHAND
C-King
C-CAMERA & HAND


C-BADMINTON
B-conte hands spray can
Vanessa12
Vanessa11


Vanessa10
Vanessa08
Vanessa07
Vanessa04


Vanessa03
Vanessa01
Susana010
N-SINK


Susana002
Susana008
Susana009
Jennifer010


Jennifer009
Jennifer007
Jennifer006
DSCF1128


B-Hands


Some amazing hands paintings and drawings by the “Masters”
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Durer_Boy_s_Hands_1506


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hands
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Some tutorials with tips and general guidelines for drawing hands:
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Tom-Richmond-Hands
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This lesson is from Abby Saniamo at Maryland Institute, College of Art. http://abbysangiamo.com/artistsNotes.html