Positions and Points of View

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The most natural form to make a gesture is in front of the chest. When a gesture is made in this place and its signogram is drawn frontally (we would see it as if we were in front of a mirror), the drawing does not have any special indication of its position.
Nevertheless, when the gesture is not made in that position, or when to represent and to reproduce it we must it adopt a different point of view (from the side or from above), a heavier line than the others is drawn.
This is the relation of these outlines, ordered by the point of view.
Each line appears by means of three images: The outline, the outline on a photo and the single photo.

 

FRONTAL POINT OF VIEW (as if you were in front of a mirror):

               

          

          

          

             

 

LATERAL POINT OF VIEW

              

             

 

SUPERIOR POINT OF VIEW (from above):

            

            

In order to see the same figures, but with incorporation of a hand: go to the following page (" Próximo")

 


 

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In the following figures a hand (the right one) is represented in all of them with the same form of a closed fist, in order to simplify:
FRONTAL POINT OF VIEW (as if you were in front of a mirror):

        

        

         

          

           

 

LATERAL POINT OF VIEW

           

           

 

SUPERIOR POINT OF VIEW (from above):

           

         

 

In relation to the point of view, certain doubts can arise to know which is the right hand and which the left. In order to get not worried about it, it is enough to know that the left-handed people can make the gesture with the left hand and the others with the right without problems of interpretation. Only there are two exceptions, that are the gestures corresponding to the words " left" and " right" (for obvious reasons).