One of the most crucial areas to be attended to while observing a subject, are the hands. There is a wealth of information in the hands of any given person for the keen and practiced eyes. The hands are daily instruments that go through all kind of hardship and leisure throughout our life span of the person. They can convey hard times, socio-economic backrgound and the various interests shared by the subject. What we do with our time can leave marks and evidence on the hands we constantly handle our errands with. There are a lot of factors to take into account while observing the hands such as the body language and the mannerisms involving the hands, the handedness, practiced habits and hobbies, the state of the hand, the biological factors affecting the hands.
These factors should not be observed and inferred from radically, but rather dynamically. It is very important to form connections between the deductions you derive, making sure they adhere to the bench line you have previously established.
First of all, you would want to determine the handedness of the subject when you first approach. This can be observed through the placement of their personal items. Where do they keep them, are they mostly on the left side or the right side. Observe closely how they handle their wallets and their smartphones, whether they are held in the left or right hand. Also, people tend to wear their watches on the opposite of their dominant hand. It is widely known that watches should be worn on the left hand, therefore whenever you spot a watch worn on the opposite hand your senses should tingle. But do not jump into conclusion yet. Any reflexive action demonstrated by a subject will most likely reveal their dominant hand. This scenery can be staged, in order to spot out the dominant hand more quickly.
The habits they practice will inevitably leave it’s mark on the hands. Paying attention to the certain marks on the hands can identify the behaviour of the person. You would want to pay attention to the following clues:
1. Nail bites will usually leave marks on the nails of the subject. Do not the severity of the habit. Do they bite their nails on occasion or is it a pacifying behaviour in stressful moments? Note which hand is bitten the most (This can serve as a clue for determining the handedness of the subject)
2. Nicotine stains can be spotted on the finger tips of smokers, along with the borders of their nails. This can also be a good clue for determining the dominant hand.
3. Calluces are good indicator of the dominant hand along with the practiced hobby. Calluces found on the finger tips of the left hand shows that the person is a right handed guitar player and vice versa. However if the subject has calluces on the base of their fingers, that would suggest that they constantly handle or grip a certain item. They could either be athletes, gymnasts or labour workers. Finally the calluces found on the thumbs alongside the pointer finger indicates that the person works as a writer/journalist ( or simply does a lot of writing). It best advised to be on the look out for ink stains on the base of the thumb if you want to be more specific, they tend to highly correlate with journalism and editors.
4. The length of the fingers could highlight the sexual orientation of the subject. Short index finger/Long ring finger: Indicates that the subject is heterosexual and that their level of testesterone hormone is more dominant than the estrogen hormone. If it is the other way around, then it is more plausible that the subject has more feminine tendencies rather than masculine. So if the subject is male/female, you can determine whether they are dominant or submissive from glancing at their Index and Ring finger.
5. Shaky hands could tell the current state of the person. It is possible that the person is stressed/anxious or he simply has a high level of caffeine intake. Pay attention to the situation, the environment and who is present around the subject. Do they have a reason to be nervous? If not, does he usually smoke a lot or drink too much coffee perhaps?. One should always establish a baseline, in order to draw out accurate deductions.
6. The Accessories worn on the subject’s hands usually the convey message they want to share with others. Whether they would like to show that they are rebellious, wealthy or perhaps they are proud of a certain belief they practice. This can be observed in the accessories they wear on their hands and how they attend to them. Whether they are beads, spiritual items or plain rings. Do they wear them occasionally or just on certain occasion? Do these beads match the color of their overall outfit? Are they expensive?It could be because they want to be desired or noticed. Are the items worn to convey commitment? If so are these commitment items worn regularly or not? Always ask and double check your inferences
7. The way we move our hands and the gestures they convey unconsious and subtle messages that can be summarized in the following points. When we attempt to communicate our brains convey certain emotions and messages, that we desire to show through signals that we deliver whether intentionally or unintentionally.
A. Touch: The severity and tensity of the touch shows how the subject truly feels about the touched object.
B. Palms up: This gesture shows that the subject has nothing to hide, and it highly correlates with honest and relaxation.
C. Palms down: This gesture can be perceived negatively as if the subject is trying to hide something from the people he/she is corresponding with.
D. Hands behind the back: This is usually shows some amount of confidence, as the front torso and vital parts are exposed. You will often see this in men, and while it is always better to show hands, this is perhaps the exception to the rule as far as hand confidence displays go.
E. Clenched fists: Clenched fists usually connote firmness of resolve – think of someone preparing himself for a football game or a fistfight. It can signify, like a more intense version of palms facing down.
F. Hands on heart: This conveys a person’s desire to be believed or accepted. Though intended to communicate sincerity, it doesn’t necessarily mean honesty. It just means, “I want you to believe me (whether or not what I say is true”. I means, “What I say comes from the heart”.
G. Chopping movements: Pointing a finger at a person while speaking is an authoritative gesture. People do this when imposing themselves: parents do it to their children, teachers to unruly students. It’s a way of talking down, usually interpreted as aggressive and angry. When done to a peer, it’s a show of arrogance – it’s confrontational, invasive and offensive. A fiercer variation is jabbing your finger.
H.Rubbing hands together: Hand-rubbing indicates anticipation or relishing something to come. Always remember that self-rubbing gestures used to dissipate stress – and being overly excited in anticipation of something to come is a form of positive stress.Another form of this is cracking knuckles – it expresses readiness for action, more often associated with men.
I. Clasping of the Hand: Clasping and squeezing hands together is a self-pacifying gesture. A person who does this is uncomfortable, maybe even nervous or fearful. He’s trying to assure himself, “Everything’s going to be alright.” A variation of this is rubbing the wrist.
J. Steepling: Steepling is what you call palms that face each other with just the fingertips touching (the fingers resemble a steeple). This is a display of confidence and self-assurance. You would see this in a lawyer or chess player who just found a way to wipe out his opponent.
The first is my process to make a background when I receive a Layout (step 1). I take the main scenes and make a little rought in color (or n&b) to work on the lighting . When the rought is good, I past to the second phase, product for the final background (here,the big picture to the right).
Tow, its a gif of background with more steps. Here, steps of lights outside the room. Sometime for one backrgound we must make one, tow, tree or more differents steps. Often it’s for a backround who explose on the action’s scenes. Here and on the precedent post it was for lighting effects.
to change the background gradient to a solid color, find and delete the coding for the gradient (it is labeled) and add backrgound: color; to the body section of the css that is directly above the gradient coding
to change to a different gradient, use this website and copy & paste the coding given (make sure to delete the old gradient coding)
p.s the space to the right of the posts, is meant for an image and to add that use this code: <img src=“url of image” style=“width:auto;height:auto;margin-left:800px;margin-top:150px”> the sizes and margins would have to be adjusted depending on the image, but that’s the basic thing