How To Draw Hands Part 1


how to draw hands
By Loston Wallace. Learn how to draw hands with this multi-part tutorial. To start with, make a fist with your right hand and observe it while doing the steps in this tutorial. This will make a big difference in your drawing. First, draw a tilted rectangle. Draw lightly, as you will only use this as a guide and will be erasing it later. The top and bottom of your rectangle should be twice the length of the sides.
how to draw hands
Now draw a guideline for the peak of the knuckle of the middle finger. This should be 1/3 the height of a side of the rectangle. Make sure your proportions are correct, as this is key.
how to draw hands
Make a trapezoid shape representing the thumb. The top and bottom of the shape should be parallel.
how to draw hands
Make the divisions for the fingers. Remember to slant the lines slightly, and take care to make the index and middle fingers wider than the other 2. Start the divisions at the bottom and don't draw them all the way to the top.
how to draw hands
Draw guides for the bottom of the palm near the wrist, and the folded skin on the outside of the palm near the pinky.
how to draw hands
Human fingers aren't square. Round out the fingers and knuckles to make them look better. This is where you begin drawing with a darker line.
how to draw hands
Erase the lighter lines from the underdrawing, and you're almost done!
how to draw hands
Now just finish up by adding a thumbnail, wrinkles on the knuckles, and shading.

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