The journey into drawing the human hand continues with this third installment, discussing an issue brought up by reader ‘Catplanet’ from the comments of the previous article. Today we tackle fingernails and their use at defining the planes of the fingers. Plus a few quick tips to differentiate male hands from female’s!

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Joshua Taback is a veteran Director, Animator, and Character Layout Artist. He has worked for many years on The Simpsons television show, as well as Family Guy. Currently, he is a Director on Randy Cunningham: 9th Grade Ninja for Disney, and a personal mentor for artists via