Drawing Hands & Feet


A practical guide by Eddie Armer

A comprehensive course on the techniques and anatomical understanding involved in drawing hands and feet.

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An essential guide to what is regarded as a challenging subject, this book will simplify and inspire artists to approach drawing hands and feet with precision and confidence.

Eddie Armer presents a comprehensive course that will guide the artist through everything from which drawing materials to use, through to mastering proportion, perspective, light and shade. The result will be the accurate portrayal of hands and feet at rest, in motion and performing intricate tasks in a variety of different poses. With his experience, knowledge and love of the subject, Eddie will teach you how to understand the underlying anatomy of the subjects and the whole drawing process with helpful tips and advice, exercises and projects.

This is an exhaustive, must-have book, a true masterclass from a true master of the medium, that will inspire any artist who wants to create realistic and characterful drawings of hands and feet.

Table of Contents

Drawing Hands and Feet:
a personal history8
The structure of the hand16
The structure of the foot18
Starting to draw from life20
Drawing from life: mastering proportion22
How to draw a hand30
How to draw a foot42
Perspective and foreshortening46
Gesture and movement52
drawing from memory & imagination54
The expressive hand66
The flexible foot68
hands and feet in action70
Drawing hands and feet together72
Hands holding objects80
Clothing and adornments88
Hands and feet, adorned94