Jan 23, 2012

Anatomy Basics: Metacarpals and the thumb

Hand drawing in color pencil
Continuing on with the structures of the hand we are moving onto a new group of bones, the metacarpals, to focus on a few of the movements of the thumb. 

Thumbs tend to be a challenge for many people and understanding the thumb's connection to the hand and how the thumb moves can be helpful in resolving many issues when drawing the hand.

Today, we are going to look at the role that the metacarpals play structurally in the hand and how the lower part of the thumb moves based on the connection the metacarpal makes to the wrist bones.

Let's take a look.

Jan 5, 2012

Drawing Basics: Figure proportions, female

I have been wanting to update the images for my original post on the proportions of the human figure for some time now and I am finally getting around to doing that. In the process of working on these new images, I realized that it might be a good idea to create images for both the male and female figures individually. Here is the first, listing some of the proportions for the female figure.

Let's begin.