6 Ways to Draw Anime Hands Holding Something – AnimeOutline
This step-by-step tutorial demonstrates how to draw anime, manga, and comic book style hands holding various objects, such as a knife, sword, shopping bag, phone, gun, and pen or pencil, as well as how to draw real hands.
How to Draw Anime or Manga Hand Holding a Knife
Begin by drawing the overall proportions of the major parts of the hand, then the actual object that the hand will be holding (in this case, the knife). Finally, erase any guidelines from your drawing.
How to Draw Anime or Manga Hand Holding a Sword
You can use this view and position of the hand to show the hand holding other objects or holding on to things in a more relaxed manner, just like in the previous example.
How to Draw Anime or Manga Hand Holding a Shopping Bag
Draw the hand holding the shopping bag after you’ve completed the rough sketch of the hand, then each individual finger, then erase the guidelines and finish your drawing later in the game by adding the details.
How to Draw Anime or Manga Hand Holding a Phone
Draw a rough shape to indicate the outer shape of the fingers, then lightly draw in the phone so that you can still see the hand. If you haven’t already, erase the invisible part of the hand and draw in the details.
How to Draw Anime or Manga Hand Holding a Gun
Draw the major shapes of the hand, separating the index finger from the other fingers (it will be on the trigger) and drawing the overall shape of the other three fingers combined. After you have the major proportions of the hands, draw in the details of the gun.
How to Draw Anime or Manga Hand Holding a Pen or Pencil
Draw the overall proportions of the hand, with some parts of the hand shown as see-through to make other parts easier to see. Next, draw the thumb and index finger in pen or pencil, and then clean up your drawing.
You can draw hands holding other objects in addition to the hands in this tutorial; start with a rough sketch and work your way down to the details later. Hands are difficult to draw, so don’t be discouraged if your drawings don’t come out right the first time.
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.