How To Draw The Hand

March 13, 2019 8:45 am by theundertown
The hand as a whole
How to draw hands step 7
How To Draw The Hand

**New!! For more detailed instructions, checkout my new video tutorial! https://youtu.be/j739xyYn0fE

If you love RapidFireArt tutorials and want to support what I do, check out my Patreon page where you can support RFA and earn cool rewards at the same time!

For each finger, draw 2 more circles. Each finger should have 3 circles ranging from small, medium to large from top to bottom.

Envato Market has a range of items for sale to help get you started.

The easiest way to learn how to draw hands is to first understand its proportions and bone structure. This tutorial will cover how to construct a hand and help you understand it’s proportions but the bone structure is abstract. If you want to see a skeletal diagram of a hand, please click here. I will soon be making a part 2 covering nails, skin and wrinkles. You can follow me on Facebook to get an update whenever I post a new tutorial!

Use an HB pencil to draw a rectangle slightly longer than a square. Make a slope at the top. The right side of the curve will dip down much lower than the left side since we are drawing the back of the right hand. Taper the right side of the rectangle as well.

For the thumb, draw a curved line coming from the bottom left circle. The height of the thumb will change depending on how far it is spread out. Measure the length of the thumb and draw a circle at the halfway point. Add another circle halfway up from there.

I’ll admit I used to draw people with their hands tucked away in their pockets or hidden behind their backs. I would always find ways to hide them because drawing hands was one of my biggest weaknesses. Don’t let it be yours! Tuck your fears away, take your pencils out and let’s practice drawing some hands together!

To determine the length of each finger, measure the length from the wrist to the knuckles and duplicate that. The dotted line marks the maximum finger height. Our fingers vary in length and since the middle finger is the longest, we will use it as a reference to find the height of the other 3 fingers. To do that, draw a curved line that is similar to the first one drawn in step 1.

Have any questions or requests? Leave them in the comments below and I’ll get back to you as soon as possible!

Make an outline around the structure. Increase the fat between each finger joint for chubby looking hands or decrease the fat while making the joints stick out for a skinnier hand. Humans have some webbing in between each finger, so make sure you connect each finger with webs. Make sure they are not too low. They should be well above the knuckles drawn in step 2. Now that we understand the proportions and how to construct a basic hand, let’s practice drawing different hand gestures.

Draw 4 circles at the top with an even amount of spacing between them. These are the knuckles. Add a 5th circle for the thumb located on the bottom left about 4/5ths of the way down.

Home Learn How to Draw How to draw hands part 1 – Construction

**Click here for the second part of this tutorial: How to Draw Hands Part 2: Beyond Structure

Now that we have all 4 fingers drawn, it’s time to locate each joint. Add 2 more ticks on the middle finger, each roughly 1 quarter of the way down. Using these ticks, draw 2 more curves. We now have reference points for joint placement! Wasn’t so bad, was it? Please note that these are only loose measurements for simplicity sake.

Our hands are extremely expressive and can form endless amounts of gestures. These gestures can convey many emotions such as fear, anger, sadness and happiness. No wonder they’re so difficult to draw!

Feel free to download and use the hand images below for your reference! You may find that it is difficult to use the measurement system for certain gestures. In this case, eye the approximate measurements and remember to implement the use of curved lines when drawing fingers. If you practice enough, you should be able to sketch them without the use of guidelines or better yet, be able to visualize and draw any gesture! Understanding muscles, tendons and fat tissue will help add a layer of realism to your hands. Click here for an interactive 360 degree model. You can view different layers by clicking on the thumbnails at the top.

Click the following link and hit the download button beside the printer icon to download the PDF: RapidFireArt Tutorials – How to Draw Hands Part 1 Construction

Related Images of How To Draw The Hand
Drawing realistic hands example gestures
Basics of the hand
How to draw hands
Anime hands in different positions
Image titled draw realistic hands step 7
Image
Image titled draw realistic hands step 14
The thing about drawing hands is that if you dont do it right everyone can tell they are the most complicated thing on the human body to draw and so easy
Hand tutorial by masterss
How to draw hands open palm drawing cartoon open palmed hands easy steps drawing lesson for beginners
Start this lesson i just wanted to show you a few different poses of hands holding each other as you can see the complexity of drawing hands gets more
How i draw hands
How to draw cartoon hand with palm out
How to draw hands step 3
Hands are extremely expressive when youre drawing hands you have to be an actor just like when youre drawing facial expressions
And now the last part of the hand drawing is the poses it will be three part because you can draw a lot of hand pose firstly here some simple
Basics of the hand
How to draw hands how to draw feet
Best Anima Sketch Easy Boy
Best Anima Sketch Easy Boy

Best Anima Sketch Easy BoyBest Anima Sketch Easy Boy Best Anima Sketch Easy BoyRelated Images of Best Anima Sketch Easy […]

Sketch Car
Sketch Car

Sketch CarSketch Car Draw a half-oval for the top of the car and add in two quarter-ovals for the windows. […]

What Sort Of Background For Pencil Drawings Pencil Sketch
What Sort Of Background For Pencil Drawings Pencil Sketch

What Sort Of Background For Pencil Drawings Pencil SketchWhat Sort Of Background For Pencil Drawings Pencil Sketch Background image with […]

How To Draw A Boy And Girl Holding Hand Step By Step Pencil Sketch
How To Draw A Boy And Girl Holding Hand Step By Step Pencil Sketch

How To Draw A Boy And Girl Holding Hand Step By Step Pencil SketchHow To Draw A Boy And Girl […]

Pencil Sketching Tutorial Videos
Pencil Sketching Tutorial Videos

Pencil Sketching Tutorial VideosPencil Sketching Tutorial Videos Youtube is one vast and free source of video tutorials. This video is […]

How To Draw Eyes Easily
How To Draw Eyes Easily

How To Draw Eyes EasilyHow To Draw Eyes Easily Now, really fill in the lashes with your darker pencil. If […]