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Hand photo reference


These photos are free for any kind of usage. That means that you can use them for reference, include them in your drawing tutorial, put them on your Reference pictures site or use them for photo manipulations.

All the 135 photos are made by [Hedda] and it's [Hedda]'s hand.
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Hand holding a mug
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Hand holding a mug without the mug
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Hand holding a mug without the mug from above.
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Hand hold a mug in the ear.
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Hand holding a mug in the ear from below
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Hand holding a sword. Hand bent as much back as possible.
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The same, but in a "comfortable" position.
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The hand is now bent as much forward as possible.
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Same series from backhand.
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Hand holding a sword from front/under.
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<img150*0:stuff/Halffist.jpg>
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<img150*0:stuff/Claw_hand.jpg>
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<img150*0:stuff/Strange_hand.jpg>
<img150*0:stuff/V-hand.jpg>
<img150*0:stuff/victory_hand.jpg>
<img150*0:stuff/Hand_holding_a_mace..jpg>
Hand holding a mace.
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Hand holding a mace normally.
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Hand holding a mace bent backwards.
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Hand holding a mace bent forward.
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Hand holding a wine-glass
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<img150*0:stuff/Hand_holding_wine-glass_from_backhand.jpg>
<img150*0:stuff/Hand_holding_wine-glass_making_cheers..jpg>
Hand holding wine-glass making cheers.
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Hand holding wine-glass on its foot.
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Hand holding wine-glass on its foot.
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Hand holding wine-glass on its foot from below.
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Hand pointing.
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<img150*0:stuff/Hand_pointing_at_you..jpg>
Hand pointing at you.
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<img150*0:stuff/Hand_pointing_to_God..jpg>
Hand pointing to God.
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<img150*0:stuff/Victory_hand.jpg>
Victory hand
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<img150*0:stuff/pointing_hand.jpg>
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Zero hand
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Fancy wine-glass holding
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Fancy wine-glass holding
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Hand screwing.
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<img150*0:stuff/Hand_writing_with_strange_shark_pen.jpg>
Hand writing with strange shark pen.
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Hand writing with normal pen.
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<img150*0:stuff/scribing_hand.jpg>
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Hand fiddling with sticky tape. I'm rotating that sticky tape around my index finger.
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<img150*0:stuff/Hand_holding_book._.jpg>
Hand holding book.
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<img150*0:stuff/Hand_opening_book._.jpg>
Hand opening book.
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Hand holding book open.
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<img150*0:stuff/Spread_hand.jpg>
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<img150*0:stuff/page_turning_hand.jpg>
<img150*0:stuff/Hand_turning_page.jpg>
Hand turning page
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<img150*0:stuff/Hand_holding_book.jpg>
Hand holding book
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Hand holding book
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<img150*0:stuff/Hand_turning_page..jpg>
Hand turning page.
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<img150*0:stuff/Hand_using_scissors_.jpg>
Hand using scissors
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Hand using scissors
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Hand using scissors closed.
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<img150*0:stuff/Hand_using_a_brush_from_top..jpg>
Hand using a brush from the top.
<img150*0:stuff/Hand_using_a_brush_from_the_side..jpg>
Hand using a brush from the side.
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Hand using a brush from the below.
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<img150*0:stuff/Hand_holding_box..jpg>
Hand holding box. (Yes, it's the same wine as in the glass)
<img150*0:stuff/Hand_holding_package.jpg>
<img150*0:stuff/Hand_holding_a_plate..jpg>
Hand holding a plate (book...)
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<img150*0:stuff/Fist_into_the_table.jpg>
Fist into the table
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<img150*0:stuff/Hand_grabbing.jpg>
The hand is trying to force that open.
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<img150*0:stuff/hand_opening_lime.jpg>
Hand opening lime
<img150*0:stuff/Magican_hand.jpg>
The hand is babbling... Maybe doing a spell or so.
<img150*0:stuff/Mage_hand.jpg>
<img150*0:stuff/Hand_throwing_bottle..jpg>
Hand throwing bottle.
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<img150*0:stuff/hand_climbing.jpg>
Hand of me climbing.
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<img150*0:stuff/fingers.jpg>
The fingers through a holding hole.
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From the other side.
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<img150*0:stuff/Hand_opening_door._.jpg>
Hand opening door (starting)
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Hand opening door. (handle down)
<img150*0:stuff/hand_closing_door..jpg>
Hand closing door.
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hand closing door from below.
<img150*0:stuff/Hand_holding_foot..jpg>
Hand holding foot.
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Links to related pages


Hands& Feet Reference Pictures

Hands photo reference has two male hands interacting.
Hand photos - Mixed hands interacting.
Pictures of hand - Pictures of a relaxed hand.

Foot photo reference is the same as this but with feet.

Akis Hand Make-Up has photos of a painted hand.

http://elfwood.lysator.liu.se/farp/hand/ Hand reference photos not free to use for anything else than reference.

Hand tutorials for a list of tutorials.
Elftown tutorials about all kinds of drawing.


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2007-01-04 [moira hawthorne]: cooooooool... I have other shots here on ET and about on my computer... as i almost always take photos for my art... plus there is Gallery of Body Parts which I made for fun... but has some interesting photos...

2007-01-05 [Black Raven]: usefull for painting xD

2007-01-08 [Lothuriel]: Oh my gosh, this is awesome!

2007-01-14 [Lothuriel]: Is there a wiki ring for this type of Reference wiki?

2007-01-14 [Hedda]: Reference pictures has the links.

2007-01-15 [Lothuriel]: Oh, ok thank you!

2007-01-19 [m3_di]: This really IS useful for drawing! :O Thank you! :)

2007-01-19 [Hedda]: Link to the page! From outside of Elftown, if you can. <img:stuff/cheshmak.gif>

2007-08-28 [Chrysilla]: thanks for the "hand holding a sword", it was really helpful (drawing hands is one of my nightmares)

2007-09-01 [Hedda]: You're welcome! Can you show us the image?

2007-09-01 [Chrysilla]: Sure, here you are: <img200*0:http://www.elftown.com/stuff/magenroguechrys.jpg> (the sorcerer's hands, it's fanart)

2007-09-03 [Hedda]: It looks good, but there are two problems. Firstly the stick doesn't fit inside the hand to the left. Secondly the thumb is bent in the wrong way, and the lower part is not drawn thick and then pointy at the top as you can see it is on
<img100*0:stuff/z/1/hand%2520photo%2520reference/p1010008.jpg> and <img100*0:stuff/z/1/hand%2520photo%2520reference/p1010031.jpg>
for example. 

2007-09-03 [Chrysilla]: thanks for the critic, i'll keep practicing :)
I already spent more time on the hand than on any other part of the drawing... maybe i should just stick to writing after all :)

2007-09-03 [Calico Tiger]: No way! You did a beautiful job! It just takes practice. And hands are really hard in general. Even with a reference I still tend to have issues with them >_<

2007-09-03 [Hedda]: Michelangelo didn't know a shit about painting fresks when he started on the Sixtine Chapel ceiling, but with many years of works, it turned out pretty good... <img:stuff/sutN.gif>

Your sorcerer's eye (sort of anime-Egyptian style?) and mouth are just wonderful.

I've thought about drawing many times, but the %$!@½?+! fingers will never move the pencil correctly and I get a pain in my stomach when concentrating on details, so I'll stick with criticizing others. <img:http://www.cathug.com/kittyemo_sad.gif>


But I've made errors, like when [LazyJenny] drew a walking horse looking just like <img100*0:stuff/z/1/hedda%2520christmas%25202006/p1010100.jpg> (from Järvsöeldi and Timonella horse photos) I thought that a horse just didn't look like this. But they do when they walk in that way a little uphill.

2007-09-04 [Chrysilla]: Awwww thanks for all the encouragements, you're really a sweetheart *hugs tight <img:61691_1132936287.gif>* but I don't feel good drawing and seeing it's not going the way I want, besides practicing this would mean spending hours on drawing something that I will throw after, so I prefer sticking with something I know I can do better: writing <img:stuff/sm-gif.gif>
By the way, did you already read something by me?

2008-02-12 Roku: Did I just stumble upon the most amazing site EVAR or what?! The wine glass photos are AMAZING. Ohhh, I'm going to have fun with those!

2008-02-18 [Hedda]: Thanks, Roku! <img:stuff/dand-gif.gif>

I guess I could do more of wine-glass photos with some help of a photographer. I see that there are some angles missing.

2008-03-03 Babalosa: What... no Goatse hand poses?

2008-03-03 [Hedda]: No! <img:stuff/zabuN-gif.gif>

2008-05-18 Hoola: Excellent stuff, thanks!

2008-05-27 Adnan: usefull gallery.. i will use some of them as example to draw.. cos i cant draw hand :) cheers!

2010-06-13 Alissa: Thanks very much, these have helped me a lot with my art! ^^

2010-12-05 neri: thanks so much this helps me out a lot with my school project!

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