Lesson 7 Suggested Homework

Studies of arms

Taking into account the articulation with the shoulder, and the “cape” of the deltoid, pectoralis major etc over the upper arm, as well as the full extent into the hand, noticing the way that the forms counterbalance one another right into the finger tips. You can do this from life or from master drawings. Photo reference may be used, but remember this is less informative than from life, and the ease of copying in 2D can give a false sense of competence.

Studies of your hands (and feet)

You don’t have to pay them and they are always with you. Try to apply the form fundamentals and structure of hands that you have learnt, don’t just copy. Do this in front of a mirror - you can gets lots of interesting views of your non-drawing hand.