Studies of Hands And Sword Hilts

Updated: May 5

Back to the Basics...

These new studies are focused on hands and sword hilts. Hands can be one of the most difficult part of anatomy to draw, aside from faces...


I decided to focus on some small, quick drawings from various source material I have collected over the last few years. Some come from a photo shoot I did at a medieval faire of two lovely fellows who were medieval weapons aficionados. They did a marvelous sword fight sequence that I photographed.


I have not done much with the material until now. It is quite refreshing to just focus on one aspect of a scene, rather than the whole, which can become laborious and daunting, if every time you sit down to draw, your expectation is to create a full complete figure with all the weapons and armor.


I enjoyed creating these studies and hope you enjoy them as well!


This drawing comes from a reference pack I purchased on Art Station by Satine Zillah, a fantastic fantasy artist who does photo reference shoots with costumes and props:

https://www.artstation.com/satinezillah




This one was from one of my medieval faire photos which I modified to become Torrin. I think This will become a larger, more detailed illustration at some point.


These are actually my hands! I had someone photograph me with one of the swords. It was too heavy for me, as it was a man's blade, but I managed to move through the sword forms I learned during my martial arts training years. It is great source material for Rowan.


Thanks for reading,






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