THE FINGER POINT
Best used by an angry boss threatening to fire a reporter. Note how both the heel of the thumb and part of the palm heel are visible in this pose.
THE OPEN HAND
This is a standard hand pose, for when you don't need a specific hand gesture. Note how flat the tips of the fingers appear.
Use this one for heroes or villains who have been knocked unconscious by a blow or disabled by nerve gas. Note the severe turn at the wrist, which gives it its limp appearance.
For a character who is explaining something. Note the large knuckle at the base of the thumb.
To make a more in-depth study of the hand and its many poses, you can purchase a hand mannequin at an art supply store.
Lifted in rage, or in combat. Note how the thumb overlaps the first two fingers, and how well defined the heel of the palm is.
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