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Right Hand - Reference by WindsweptSummer Right Hand - Reference by WindsweptSummer
One of the things I find frustrating as an artist is trying to draw my right hand. I can't just drop my pencil, pose my hand, memorize how it looked, draw it, drop the pencil again, ETC. ETC. ETC! It's SO annoying! So I dragged my sister downstairs and told her that she was going to be a hand modal, as I forced her to hold her hand in the air for an extended period of time (which, I'll have you know, wasn't that long, though I'm sure she'll tell you it took forever). Some of the fingertips got a bit cut off while I was collaging them together, but I'm seriously lacking in the computer skills. Anything beyond selecting a few pictures in Picasa and clicking "collage", and I'm lost for hours.

UPDATE - Thank you so much to everyone who has posted such nice compliments! I posted this because it was what I, as an artist, wanted, and apparently so do you! I have limited time (as seen by my severe lack of updates) but if there is something simple that would be helpful, let me know! I'll see what I can do....
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269-million Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Ooh, goody! This will help a ton! :)
Numbuh6001 Featured By Owner May 8, 2018
What about GTA 5 middle finger?
ColossalBlueApple Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks for sharing !
zigaudrey Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
This is awesome! Hands are the hardest part of the drawing process. This will be useful! ^^
JennaStuff Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i really needed this
IAmGuardianCritic Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2017  Hobbyist Interface Designer
The middle bottom one is my favorite.  Gli italiani vivono!
TheGreatTorotheKing Featured By Owner May 20, 2017
Your references are just superb!
MH-Nova Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you so much for the images! They helped me with my hand study :)…

Have a great day!~
Waffledawgg Featured By Owner Edited Sep 5, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
hey, I am currently working on fanart of a show I like and I just cant get the hands right, they are in like a finger gun position and I have tried to use my own hand as reference but the back of my hand and front cant face me 24/7 I would appreciate it if you could help me out somehow.
Zigzagpaul2 Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2016
Waffledawgg Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I guess?
HoraDragonChild Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2016  Professional General Artist
Do left hand too plz 😊 I'm left handed so I know the feeling too even with the opposite side.
acidraincloud Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Left Hand - Reference by WindsweptSummer
Bitani49 Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2016  Student General Artist
First of all, thank you so much for your lovely stock images <3
They are really beautiful and have helped me greatly with hand drawing and observation!
I used this to help me out with a school project. Hope you don't mind! I credited you on the description
and I used the the second from left to right on the very last row c: I only rotated it and flipped it
on my computer to use it in my drawing. Here it is in case you want to check it out c:
Keep up your wonderful artworks! They are very stunning :heart:
Manovich-art Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
Very useful. Thanks.:happybounce: Clap Clap 
ding-dong Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2016
munnch Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2015  Student Digital Artist
thank you so very much! * o * this helps so muCH
MiningForDegus Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2015
Thank you, this is exactly what I needed
C0ren71n Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2015
Awesome !
1somerandomguy1 Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2015
Hands have always bugged the crap out of me in drawing. (Then again I always went for five digits, never even tried the four finger setup.)
Marieon Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
These will come in HANDy :)
AccompanyTheQueen Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm the worst at drawing hands. This will be very useful. Thank you~
Rubina1970 Featured By Owner Edited Aug 17, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This was very helpful, than you very much! I used it here: Under a Willow by Rubina1970  ;) (Wink) It's an illustration for a fanfic I'm publishing on another site, it's in Italian, and it's a love story, but these two ... are just good friends (she's been deeply in love with him for a long time, though) ^^
Haadogei Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2015
Oh, I am so happy I stumbled upon this!!! =D Hands are my
Achilles heel in drawing, so this is sure gonna help me practice
and improving! Thank you so much for uploading this! ^^
Brandoch-Daha Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Rubina1970 Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Very nice! I used the last lower one here Becky001 by Rubina1970  and in the b/w version (Becky B-W 001 by Rubina1970 )
mutantcomix Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks for the reference!
J519 Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
That's how I did mine and it was awful, This will make that a lot easier thank you!
OddStitchLips Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Used here:…
Thanks a lot ! =)
Tenebris-Ebur Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Thanks bebeh, I'm working on something now and this helped, useful reference <3
lancecorporalbadass Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
This was super helpful as a practice reference thank you so much!
Observer-K Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2014  Hobbyist
This reference is so helpful! Thank you!! XD
evix77 Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Used these as a reference, thank you so much! :)
DrawingMojo Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Ah I seemed to be looking forever for one that looks like the one in the bottom left hand corner!
This helped a lot!
Majora01 Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2013  Student Digital Artist
The bottom right hand is a left hand and not a right hand. Also at least 3 of the hands are copies of the same pose as another.
Fox-Blade Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks for the reference pics. It helped out immensely. Grr... why is basic anatomy a bitch to draw?!
DeastinY Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I'll be giving it a try ^_^ thanks !
IronKanabo Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2013  Professional Filmographer
For left hand reference,

Go into photoshop, open this file, and press "Flip Horizontal" :P

isajin Featured By Owner May 4, 2013
THIS helped an incredible lot!
It's easier to find references for odd hand positions but hardly any for normal 'just hanging down at the side', 'spreading' or 'relaxed hands'.
Thank you so much :3
hamadahelsaudi Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2013  Student Interface Designer
TsuyoiOuji Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
omg that is so usefull!
wsache007 Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2013   General Artist
killashandra-falta Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2013
Thanks for this! I so needed something like this months ago!
SamaraSyoshi Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2013
You saved my drawing yay! Hands are the worst! I can never draw the right angle and looks deformed.
jan09176 Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2013
Thanks! That helps me!
nutchayakan Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2013
Hello :'D
May I use this as the reference images for my Ps manipulation practise, please?
CartoonGurra Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Very Nice to have thank you!
stasher-dragon Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
YEA FOR THUMB FACING AWAY FROM CAMERA!!! Been looking for this for hours.
DreamForecast Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2012  Student General Artist
rembrantt Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2012  Hobbyist
Sorry. I see now that the hands are not a stock picture. I hope that I was able to take the picture anyway. Many thanks! :hug;:
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