Sculpting The Hands

Course In Progress
16 Lessons so far
Skill Level
Int. & Adv.
2h 10m so far
English, Spanish

The hands are one of the most difficult parts of the body to recreate. In this course I'll share my knowledge of how to better understand and represent the hands using traditional sculpting methods.

This course will cover everything from building proportionate wire armatures for the hands to adding tendons, veins and wrinkles to a finished hand sculpture and everything in between. The bones and anatomy are essential to understand so there will be lessons addressing what you need to know about the anatomy underneath the surface so that your hand sculpted hands can be taken to the next level. If you're ready to take on the challenge of sculpting hands in clay then this course is for you! 

What you will learn
1Wire Armatures For Hands
Learn how to create accurate wire armatures with the correct proportions using aluminum wire.
2Hand Gesture Studies
How to do quick and simple gesture studies to focus on the most important elements of the hand and capture dynamic poses.
3Anatomy of the Hand
You'll learn about the bones that make up the hand and how these bones inform the surface details of the hand. Then will look at the muscles of the hand and how they attach to the bones as well as important tendons and veins to be aware of.
4Steps to Sculpting the Hand
Like other complex areas of the body it helps to break down the complexity into easier to understand steps. This course will teach you how to accurately approach life size hand sculptures from the armature to the finishing details everything in between.
5Differences in Hands
We'll go over how the hands change over a lifetime from infant to elderly as well as how to sculpt hands that are more masculine or more feminine.
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3D Models
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