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Handy Art Reference Tool

By Belief Engine

This app is only available on the App Store for iOS devices.



"Thanks to this useful app, drawing realistic hands can become a whole lot easier" - ImagineFX

"Pencillers, inkers, and colorists should all give this a look!" - Tony Moore, co-creator of The Walking Dead

If you're an artist and ever wanted to use decent hand reference without having to awkwardly pose your hand in front of a mirror, this app is for you!

HANDY is an artist's reference tool consisting of a rotatable 3D lit hand with a variety of poses useful for drawing. The 3 point lighting rig is also rotatable, so you can rotate and light the hand as necessary for your reference. NEW in 4.0 - edit and make your own poses!

HANDY ALSO includes several heads and animal skulls you can rotate and light- great for getting basic lighting or angle reference or creature study!

Also having trouble with feet? Well now in there's a male foot available to help you out!

Perfect for comic book artist, painters, or just casual sketchers!

Featured in ImagineFX's Top 10 Must-Have Apps!

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What's New in Version 4.1.2

New in 4.1.2:
- Quick fix to a graphical glitch that would appear in the shadowed sides of lights.

New in 4.1:
- HUGE update to the Animal Skull Pack: Now includes a Chimpanzee, Boar, Raven, Turkey, Opossum, Sabertooth, Tufted Deer and Bear skull!
- Two additional human heads: Female Planar and Old Man
- Can now save transparent screenshots without a background
- Localization! Now available in Japanese, Chinese (Simplified), Korean, French, German, and Spanish!

As always, thank you for using and supporting Handy!


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Customer Reviews

Great App!

I've literally never rated an app, but this one is amazing. I'm a professional comic artist and having a quick head model that you can easily light while on the go is great for things like convention sketches or just solving lighting problems in your work :)

Love and Recommend this app

I love this app and recommend it all the time. As is it’s great my only suggestions for improvement/helpfulness would be if you could do different skin tones with the lighting. However again the app is 100% recommendable as is.

Good price for a good app!

Recommended by Jeff which is all the recommendation I needed to buy the app. Was pleasantly surprised when the app included animal skulls as well (even if they cost an additional price)

Handy Art Reference Tool
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This app is designed for both iPhone and iPad
  • $1.99
  • Category: Education
  • Updated:
  • Version: 4.1.2
  • Size: 151 MB
  • Language: English
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Compatibility: Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

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Top In-App Purchases

  1. Animal Skull Pack$1.99
  2. Foot (Male)$1.99