Hand - technical drawing

technical drawing hand
general
  • Ruce mají sve vlastní central lines.
  • You must draw hands from en face and profile perspectives.
  • Traditional puppet hands and arms are one piece. They are usually only separated on puppets with strings who make a specific movement.
  • If your left and right hands are identical, you only have to draw one hand.
  • If one is open and one is closed, you must draw both of them.
  • The proportions of the hand to the body is different than that of a human being. Puppet hands are bigger and longer.
  • Male characters tend to have larger and longer hands; female characters and children have smaller hands.
  • If you make your hands very small and the fingers very thin, there is good chance that they will break.
  • The shape of the hands should be compact so they don't get caught in the strings. Fingers should be connected, not carved separately.
technical drawing

Often hands are carved with only four fingers, as this is more compact and makes for a stronger hand.

technical drawing

If one hand is open and one is closed, you must draw both of them.

technical drawing

Female characters often have smaller, thinner hands.

string puppet wire puppet
string puppet wire puppet
string puppet wire puppet

IF you want to make a special position of the hand. you can glue it into two parts as you see here. A hand with a hole can be used to hold different props.