# FAQ: How To Draw A Hand Step By Step?

## How to draw hands part 1 – Construction

The best way to learn how to draw hands is to first understand their proportions and bone structure. This tutorial will cover how to construct a hand and help you understand its proportions, but the bone structure will be abstract.

### Step 1: Shape the palm

Draw a rectangle with a slope at the top and bottom with an HB pencil. Because we’re drawing the back of the right hand, the right side of the curve will dip much lower than the left side. Taper the right side as well as the middle of the rectangle for maximum effect.

### Step 2: Draw five circles

Draw four circles for the fingers and a fifth for the thumb, with the fifth circle on the bottom left about 4/5ths of the way down, or about 1/8th of an inch deep.

### Step 3: Measure and draw the fingers

The dotted line denotes the maximum finger height; to determine the length of each finger, measure from the wrist to the knuckles and duplicate; because the middle finger is the longest, we’ll use it as a guide to determine the height of the other three fingers.

### Step 4: Find the joints for each finger

Please keep in mind that these are only approximate finger length and width measurements.

### Step 5: Draw circles at each joint

From top to bottom, each finger should have three circles ranging in size from small to medium to large, plus two more circles of equal height and width.

### Step 6: Draw the thumb

Draw a circle for the middle finger and a line for the thumb. Measure the length of the thumb and draw a circle halfway up. Add another circle halfway up from there, and a third circle to complete the outline of the index finger.

### Step 7: Make outlines around the hand

Step 1: Draw a basic hand shape, increasing the fat between each finger joint for chubbier looking hands or decreasing the fat while making the joints stick out for a skinnier hand. Step 2: Make sure each finger is connected with webs that are not too low above the knuckles for a skinnier hand.

## How do you draw free hand drawing step by step?

The key to mastering freehand drawing is to practice frequently and allow for growth. Gesture drawing is an excellent way to improve your freehand drawing ability without relying on tools, instruments, or tracing.

## Why is drawing hands so hard?

Hands are notoriously difficult to draw due to the large number of bones, muscles, and tendons in each hand, but don’t let that deter you; break the process down into basic shapes and manageable steps, and you’ll be well on your way to drawing a lifelike hand in no time.

## Which tool is used to free hand drawing?

In computer, the pencil tool is used to draw free hand drawings.

## What are the five basic skills of drawing?

The ability to recognize edges, understand proportions, draw from a perspective, use different color schemes, and put thoughts together are among the five basic skills.