Structural Anatomy: Hands

dates: 11 / 26 / 2022 - 12 / 24 / 2022

A 5 week exploration of hand anatomy and the practical implementation of that knowledge.

In this class, you will learn:

  • Overview of important hand anatomy
  • Basic shapes of the hand
  • Fingers
  • Hand gesture
  • Structure
  • Shape, value, and edge applied to hands


Hands are an absolutely critical component of every figure drawing. This class will start with an overview of all the essential anatomy of the hand and the following four weeks will be devoted to the practical implementation of that knowledge. Week 1: In depth overview of important hand anatomy. (muscles + bones) Week 2: Basic shapes of the hand. Week 3: In depth exploration of fingers. Week 4: We draw hands! (gesture + structure) Week 5: We draw more hands! (and bring them up to more of a finish)

Class Info

Student Work Submission Deadline:

Each week Gold level students must upload their drawings within 5 days of the demo being released to be included in the critique video. For example, if a demo is released on 4/19 at 12am PT then the submission deadline is 4/23 at 11:59pm PT.


Refund Policy:

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