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Stylized Hands model sheets by tombancroft Stylized Hands model sheets by tombancroft
This was a small packet (4 pages) of sketches I created at the beginning of my job as Head of Character Design for the TV show I'm working on for CBN, called "Superbook".  We already had a "anime influenced" style to the show, but the CG modelers were not making very unique, stylized hands.  They were making real hands, which looked odd.  Worse, they were the same hands no matter male or female, young or old, fat or thin characters.  Anyway, thought you all would want to see this.  
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mangaanime Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2014
Great Hand model sheet. :D
Fav! :+fav::la:
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QuikSilver04 Featured By Owner Edited Jun 24, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Thanks for the upload! In school I was always trying to improve my hands (my instructors were too lol) and I'm still trying to get them to look better of course. The baby hands make me giggle with joy :>
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:iconannabellasirenwaters:
Thank you I have so much trouble drawing hands you Are a miracle worker!!!!
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:iconhaydencremer:
HaydenCremer Featured By Owner May 17, 2014
I always really struggle with getting the finger proportions accurate with hands, do you have any tips or secrets?
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BlueCat-Amber Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you for sharing this!
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:iconnx3fox:
Nx3Fox Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2014  Student Filmographer
This is very well done and very useful. Especially the different handshapes.
Thanks for sharing.
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JodeOnslow Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Nice to see different variations laid out on one.. long page. 
Thanks for posting this Tom.
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:iconmrbigal:
MrBIGAL Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hi Tom.  Thanks for sharing, this reference is super useful!
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LPDisney Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2013  Professional Filmographer
Thank you for this tutorial, Hands are my biggest problem for some reason. If you can make more of those I would be forever grateful! ^_^
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:iconfahmad27:
fahmad27 Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2013  Student General Artist
Thank you for your tips on hands. Now I know how to make young hands different from older hands.
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SteedAngus Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2013  Student Digital Artist
these are very helpful thanks!

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:iconaztech2009:
AZTECH2009 Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awesome references.
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dusiowaaa Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2013  Hobbyist Filmographer
so professional :) love it <3
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:iconvampkat00:
vampkat00 Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This helps me so much with hands.
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:iconnmartinez:
NMartinez Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2013  Professional Filmographer
Thanks a lot for the tips.
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:iconclan-abunai:
clan-abunai Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2013
The moment you realize your hands are like long baby hands
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Angeloflight0925 Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
THANK YOU! ;_;
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prophetsofdoom Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
dig it, thanks
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DaxterPassotax Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Very good job here! This is so so helpful!! :love:
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:iconmzandramayhugh:
MZandraMayhugh Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2013  Student General Artist
Ugh, I'm doing hand studies right now. Pain in the butt! But I love seeing how other artists stylise their hands. :) Thanks for these!
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Scared2dream Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2013
Thank you so so much!  :D
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:iconsenaneone:
Senaneone Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks, this helps a lot.
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:iconnessperez:
nessperez Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2013
Very helpful! Thanks!
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:iconkirkguy:
KirkGuy Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Mucho thanks. Nice clear style!
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:iconcmedard:
Cmedard Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2013
Very interesting showing ! :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
For hands may by far be the "body" part the most difficult to draw...
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johnsondaniel Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Excellent tutorial!!!
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ikersanova Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2013
<font><font class="">!!!!!       :)</font></font>
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XoverLover Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Pretty neat! Though I think the boy/girl hands are still a bit too angular and long to fit a child's body.
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:iconsihame:
Sihame Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Thank you :)
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japptime Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2013
yeah! really helpful!! 
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bipole Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I totally get this. Nothing like trying to sell different personalities or roles when the characters have the exact same body type. You see stuff like this in shows like Winx, or those "idol" or "harem" animes where the only differences between characters seem to be their hairstyle and voice actor.
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NicoleVanessa Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
wow this is awsome !!!!! Perfect !
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SilverTetsusaiga Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
The tips on this is actually pretty helpful. Thank you for sharing this. ^_^
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sketchsurfer Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2013
Awesome advice thank you ! :D
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:iconblrout:
Blrout Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Excellent!
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KS-ZombieSoul93 Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
this is useful :) i was never good at drawing hands
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:iconnoxv:
NoXV Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2013  Student Filmographer
thanks for the pointers. these will be useful in my line of work.
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meghanart Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2013  Student General Artist
These are very inspiring and helpful. Thank you, Tom!
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AlexandraAlex Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2013  Student Filmographer
i always wanted to draw these hands! thnx 4 the instruction!! :)
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Tiquitoc Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
It's a very useful resource, you know, there's times when we draw the same hands in all our characters...
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Mitch-el Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2013
Strange that they themselves wouldn't take advantage of the range of shapes, forms, and personalities at hand here (no pun intended). Hands are one of the most beautiful and interesting parts of the body, I think. There's such a variety of them. Thanks for showing your sketches here! Very cool stuff.
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iian6 Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2013   General Artist
i never even thought to consider that the hand curves inward, i mean i knew that when drawing the human body not to use straight lines cause no part of the human body is straight everything has a curve, even if its small, but i didnt notice the hands curves do that, this helped greatly.
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KarmanDuBois Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2013  Student Artist
I think I'll try practicing with these :) thank you very much for uploading this!
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Doodlz18 Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2013   Artist
these are great hand designs : D
there are times I have trouble drawing hands
I think it's trying to remember the shapes and size ^ ^ ;
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valentinfrench Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
ohhh with it we can to improve our talent Tom ;)
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