Thoughts on hand poses

Hand poses can be one of the most important tools that the animator has to communicate attitude. They also can be some of the most difficult to master. If that weren’t enough, computer animation allows for ugly hand poses never before possible in hand drawn animation. A few years ago I scribbled out a few do’s and don’ts of hand posing. I don’t know what happend to those drawings, but I was searching on Google images and found them. Click the images for larger versions. Apologies for the illegibility of my handwriting.

Dr. A