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.
Hand Images for Drawing Reference
The second part of this tutorial, How to Draw Hands Part 2: Beyond Structure, will help you add a layer of realism to your hands by understanding muscles, tendons, and fat tissue.
What is the easiest thing to draw for beginners?
Beginners can draw these 10 simple pictures.
- Food is an excellent subject for artwork because it is universal, recognizable, appealing, and, best of all, it will pose for you if you ask it to.
- Faces and expressions.
- Cartoon animals.
- Buildings or architectural structures.
- Paisley designs.
Is drawing a talent or a skill?
So, is drawing a talent or a skill? Drawing is a skill, which means you can learn to draw even if you aren’t talented; it will take more time and effort, but in the long run, non-talented artists usually outperform talented artists.
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.
How many hours a day should I practice drawing?
Slowly increase your drawing time You can see improvements by drawing only 1-2 hours per day, but if you want to see significant improvements, aim for 5-6 hours per day, or more if possible.
What should I learn first in drawing?
After all, any object you see around you can be constructed using one, or a combination of, three different shapes: A circle u2013 a sphere is a circle in three dimensions. A square u2013 a cube is a square in three dimensions.
What is the hardest thing to draw?
The Top 10 Difficult Things To Draw
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What are simple things to draw?
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