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mini hand tutorial

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Hope it's helpful! These are just the observations that helped me the most, and the ones that seem to get overlooked.

This stuff should work in any style. :3

More information can be found in the drawings (and in the drawings linked to below) than in the writing alone. For example, look at how the fingernail affects the angle of the tip of the finger when viewed from the side. (See, it'd just be confusing to write about that kind of thing. orz;; )

EDIT:
That's how high MY thumb reaches when lying flat. Since I made this, it's come to my attention that my thumb is abnormally short! If I had been aware of this, I would have averaged the length for this tutorial. This is why it's important to combine tutorial learning with personal observation! Everyone observes things in slightly different ways no matter what, partly because natural organisms vary widely in shape and proportion.

Recommended tutorials:
If you're looking for a longer hand tutorial, `alexds1 has a great one with a lot of helpful illustrations and examples: alexds1.deviantart.com/art/Han…
And for a more advanced hand/arm reference, this tutorial by ~Snigom is fantastic: snigom.deviantart.com/art/Arms…

Some more hand drawings for reference and inspiration!:
by me: nk-chan.deviantart.com/art/som… nk-chan.deviantart.com/art/Wha… nk-chan.deviantart.com/art/han…
by other deviants: littleulvar.deviantart.com/art… mrpaul.deviantart.com/art/figu… nanya.deviantart.com/art/Giant… valentinmelik.deviantart.com/a… , postapocalypsia.deviantart.com… duss005.deviantart.com/art/Det… sorskc.deviantart.com/art/the-…
Sarah Simblet: img.photobucket.com/albums/v34… (From her awesome book Anatomy for the Artist)
Egon Schiele: img.photobucket.com/albums/v34… img.photobucket.com/albums/v34… img.photobucket.com/albums/v34… img.photobucket.com/albums/v34…
Araizumi Rui (Whose art I first learned to draw hands from): img.photobucket.com/albums/v34… img.photobucket.com/albums/v34… img.photobucket.com/albums/v34…
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