Foundational Figure Drawing: Hands and Feet
Intermediate | 1 hour 30 min
When drawing the figure, hands and feet can be particularly expressive, which is why it’s so important to get them right. Artist and educator David Tenorio walks you through the proportions and movements of both hands and feet through identifying gesture, proportion, and the moving parts. After making simple tweaks to your current drawing practice and learning easy-to-make mistakes to avoid, you’ll be able to identify how to bring life to your figure drawing.
Here’s what you’ll need:
  • Newsprint pad
  • 2B charcoal pencils or vine charcoal
  • Kneaded eraser
  • White eraser
  • X-Acto Knife or Box cutter
  • Sanding block (optional)
  • Paper towel or cotton pad
Learn how to:
  • Sharpen a charcoal pencil
  • Use the mitten method for drawing hands
  • Use the wedge method for drawing feet
  • Visualize proportion
  • Identify and correct common errors

What you’ll get:
  • A comprehensive life drawing class, focused on drawing hands and feet
  • 5 HD video lessons you can access online anytime, anywhere
  • Detailed supplies list
  • Downloadable PDF with anatomy photos
  • Step-by-step expert instruction from expert artist, David Tenorio
  • The ability to leave comments, ask questions, and interact with other students
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Class Reviews
66 users recommended this class to a friend
Tania Cernezel
Awesome instructor who provided a simple formula for drawing hands and feet! I feel confident I can draw these now.
More than 3 months ago
Zoe Tribur
The pacing was great--not too fast, not too slow. I think it must be a combination of how fast Tenorio draws and the way he sort of starts a technique for a bit before jumping in to explain what he's doing and why. I felt like he broke down the mechanical aspects of the techniques well, while also giving a little bit of insight into certain aesthetic principles, like "editing out extra information" in the representation of forms that are complex in real life.
More than 3 months ago
Zina Popoff
So precise and easy to follow....awesome results
More than 3 months ago