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Hand Tutorial -Tips+Reference-

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Notes: I suggest drawing all the hands here (just for practice)....and see if you guys improve or not =D;;. I feel like I improved just by compiling all these drawings xD.

Oh, and on another note, never try to hide the hands when drawing a picture. After all, forcing yourself to draw them on a body is the best way to practice ^^.

Finally, never be afraid to use references. Use your own hands if you must (unless your hands are like mine...fat and chubby and generally unappealing), or take a picture of someone's hand. Imagination and memory can only take the technical side of drawing to a certain point until you have drawing enough to master it.

Sorry, it's a bit big. These hands were compiled in a week's time through observing people and drawing hands in life-drawing :D. The shading's really rough, but hopefully it shows a bit more structure and how to shade the hand =)

Also, I'm not a professional (yet xD;; ), so there still may be mistakes in my drawing. but I tried my best ^^.

People has been asking me for a tutorial and I've been meaning to do one for...the longest time, ever.
I know there are a lot of hand tutorials out there, but since it's my favourite body part to draw, I though, "why not?". I personally can't get enough of looking at different tutorials on doing stuff, so....yah =P.

I hope it's helpful even a little. The references at the bottom are for everyone to look at and, well, reference, if need be.

Tutorial #2

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YouBetterChillax's avatar
I do not know yet if drawing these will help me in the long run. However, I appreciate the effort put in trying to teach noobies like me. Thank you, plus, it looks very beautiful.
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ChristyFluffballStudent General Artist
Thank you! Very well done. And I may have never seen your hands, but no matter how unappealing you say they may be, if they can draw like this, then they are beautiful indeed. ^.^
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Nice stuff Qinni ..This will sure help us.Good work!
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petschkoHobbyist General Artist
This is good stuff <3 thanks for that may that helps me a little
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Michel-le-fouProfessional Writer
Tip me on legs and feet too, plz!
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Mikaru-BlackspadeHobbyist Digital Artist
SansThePunstar's avatar
This is very helpful! Except... I can draw all my other OCs hands now but not my favorite, who has six fingers due to an accident with a sharpie thay I decided was a thing... -sighs- one day I'll get it down
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Rosenwood1Student Digital Artist
i think you could just look up how to draw 6 fingered hands on whatever search engine you use. :P :D
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killikgokuyohHobbyist General Artist
This is very helpful. I'm not awful but I'm also not professional either.
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ZazorealHobbyist Digital Artist
I have been getting along with hands since i started to throw away fear of failure, but i must say looking at the way you draw your hands makes me wanna try even harder and press the limit of drawing skill even more. GREAT ARTWORK
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lianemo0819Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you so much! This is very helpful!
pillowdreamergirl101's avatar
Thank you. This helped alot. Very straightforward. Going from this tutorial more. 
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BlueHorizon89Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is very helpful! Hands are fiddly things to draw :c
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GetsuchaeHobbyist Artist
uuh ! ur so good at drawing ... hands sketshing / drawing have been a huge problem for me No, I disagree!  h h .. but i keep practicing to get it ... anyway thanck u so so so much for ur tutos it does really help I am a dummy! 
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ZazorealHobbyist Digital Artist
if you want to understand hands a bit more i suggest you look up "Jim lee" on youtube it will help a bit and the other help will be stuff like drawing with shapes. Not to mention this guy here Qinni is very good- but he uses more advanced shapes away from basics to draw hands and in order to understand them you need to go back to shapes first. im no judge since i don't even really know exactly how good you are with hands atm so i can simply hope this comment helps you in any way! "after all we all want to improve! :) that is what makes us artists"
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SensitsuHobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you for the great tutorial! 
(Also, I'm sure your hands are beautiful.) 
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MeadowSageHobbyist General Artist
Loving the refs at the bottom. Definitely help me practice. Thanks for sharing! :)
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amandamattosHobbyist General Artist
Amazing tutorial!
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RachelMcCoyProfessional General Artist
I love studies like this, and I find your observations very helpful!
I know you can't replace actual drawing/your own study with things like these but this is still great. :) Thanks!
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KenyStephensHobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you so much, i'll definitely be using these for reference 
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WontLetMeBreatheProfessional Traditional Artist
thank youuuuu hands are the worst for me i'll try this out ;D;
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