3D Fully Lit Art Reference for Artists! Need a specific hand pose? Need quick lighting reference? Just like skulls? Handy's got all that.

"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 5.0.3

Reworked the selection outline effect for better performance

Ratings and Reviews

4.9 out of 5
827 Ratings

827 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

andre000 ,

Get it!

Like was said, if you are a serious artists - get it! I have (with MUCH practice) become quite proficient drawing/painting hands and feet. It is an acquired skill granted, and most powerful, since hands (and feet) can be very expressive, second only to faces. Handy makes it so much easier to get the pose you want, AND the lighting you want. Also, being African-American, I do so appreciate providing Black models as well with the ability to adjust skintones! Thanks Scott!

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