"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 just quick and easy drawing reference for hands, heads, or even feet (IAP) without having to awkwardly pose your limbs in front of a mirror, this app is for you!

HANDY is an artist's reference tool, consisting of several rotatable 3D limbs with a variety of poses useful for drawing. You can also customize and edit your own poses for hands, feet, and skulls.

Fully adjustable 3-point lighting means you can get easy lighting reference when using any of the 10+ included 3D head busts. Handy if you’re painting and need to know what shadows the head casts from a certain angle!

Also available is the Animal Skulls pack. With over 10 different animal species, it's great for anatomical reference or creature design inspiration.
[Foot rigs and Animal Skull pack require additional purchase]

NEW in Handy v5: Edit the materials of models! Selectively turn off their textures, adjust their specularity, or tint them a certain color.

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

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

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What’s New

Version 5.0.1

5.0.1 Fix for iPadOS screenshot sharing not working

Welcome to the Handy 5.0 Update! Some new additions to this version include:
- You can now load multiple models!
- Upgraded lighting and rendering methods to PBR standards and with sub surface scattering effects
- New category: Props! Knife, Pistol, Pipe, Sword, and Katana
- Material Editor! Want to turn off the model's textures? Or edit the material to be more shiny? Or just want to color tint it? No problem
- iCloud sync now enabled for your Saved Scenes and Light Rigs across devices!
- Darker skin variants for hand / leg limbs
- 2 new high res fully textured head busts added
- Dynamic rendering quality for lower-end phones
- Some expanded camera controls like being able to lock the light rotation to the camera rotation, or lock the axis of rotation (when in landscape mode)
- Localization fixes. Better fonts for Japanese & Chinese Simplified languages

Ratings and Reviews

4.9 out of 5
675 Ratings

675 Ratings

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Literally the best art reference app I’ve ever seen

Art is something that truly helps me out in life, but recently, I had been struggling to find the drive to finish anything I started. This singlehandedly fixed that. If you have any interest in drawing humans, I suggest you get this app immediately. The only issue I can think of is that it’s pretty intensive on your battery, but as long as you can charge your device while using it, that won’t even be an problem. Beyond that, everything is near flawless. All of the features are virtual lifesavers when it comes to specific references and even just general understanding of your subject. The interface is intuitive and responsive, all of the menus are easy to navigate, and the developer support is great, too. Easiest five star rating I’ve ever had the pleasure of giving.

Jimmykitty ,

Get this app!

Look, I’m a professional artist, been published in comics for over 20 years. THIS app is what it’s all about. My greatest weakness is hands and feet. I get by, but this app helps me do more than just that. If you’re an artist and want to spend a couple of bucks on an app, make it this one. The updates coming up are even better, too (adding weapons, etc.) I wish I had something like this when I was first starting out in comics. - Jimmie Robinson

Mrsfab555 ,

I love you guys!!

You have come up with more perfection!! You have always been amazing from day one and it just keeps getting better! I am very proud of your hard work and incredible imaginations. I think most of us artists have troubles with hands and feet, until you I’ve had 45 years of monster hands and feet, haha! I was hiding them in pockets, coats, folded arms, plants, etc. of my caricatures. Now I look like I might know what I’m doing, 😄


Scott McKie
245.7 MB

Requires iOS 12.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.


English, French, German, Japanese, Korean, Simplified Chinese, Spanish

Age Rating
In-App Purchases
  1. Animal Skull Pack $1.99
  2. Feet Models $1.99


  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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