Hand sculpting exercise

Hand Sculpture Exercise by Alexander Cherkov, from the book Introduction to the World of Art "Sculpture, painting, drawing and more"

In hand sculpture work, in fact this is true of all sculpture composition That is, do not rush to move on to processing and expression of details. The accuracy of the shape of the parts of the hand is less important than a convincing composition, which expresses the nature of the image.

Step-by-step sculpture of the palm

Sculpt your palm from ceramic clay. Choose a preferred hand position for the exercise. There is no need to photograph your hand as it is always with you, but if you want, photograph the hand from several angles in the same pose you have chosen.

Make a roll of clay, straight and flat on the bottom and with a round socket in the upper hand. Make a flat circle and attach it to the socket.

Palm
Palm

Combine the two shapes into one cone-shaped piece and at its end the wrist and palm are tilted.

Palm

Add a clay trapezoid for the 4 fingers plus a clay cylinder for the thumb. Connect all the shapes into one unit.

Palm
Palm

Mark the knuckles and remove excess clay depending on the length required for the fingers.

Hand sculpting without construction Internal requires you to think about external support, for example, From clay.

Palm

Gradually bend and tilt your fingers in the desired direction depending on the palm position you have chosen.

Hand sculpting exercise
Hand sculpting exercise

Once you have obtained the basic shape of the palm position, cover the hand with plastic wrap and leave for partial drying and stabilization.

Hand sculpting exercise

Moved on to work on the details, adding and removing clay where needed, smoothing and designing the overall look. Rotate and work on the palm from all directions until you reach a result that is satisfying to your eyes and reliably reflects your palm and the position you have chosen.

Hand sculpting exercise

More posts about human body sculpting:

Foot sculpting exercise

Here is a foot sculpting exercise with an instructional video. For the exercise, it is recommended to photograph your foot while looking at the foot itself for a deeper understanding of the anatomy.

Female torso sculpture exercise

Female torso sculpture exercise

Here is a female torso sculpture exercise, accompanied by step-by-step photos and an instructional video. For the exercise and understanding of the anatomy, use the diagram of the proportions of the human body.

Male torso sculpture exercise

Male torso sculpture exercise

Here is a man torso sculpting exercise, accompanied by step-by-step photos and an instructional video. For the exercise and understanding of the anatomy, use the diagram of the proportions of the human body.

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