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Hand Reference Sheet 1 - tutorial by StyrbjornA Hand Reference Sheet 1 - tutorial by StyrbjornA
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:bulletgreen:Drawing hands - an introduction:bulletgreen:

Most artists have probably at least once in their career felt intimidated by drawing hands. I remember drawing characters with their hands hidden behind their backs (and with their feet in a body of water), since getting the right proportions on them felt like an unsurmountable task. The only cure to overcoming this obstacle is practice. Therefore, for those who are interested, I am going to provide some reference material to use as guide to getting better at drawing hands.

I drew these hands in photoshop, adding some light shadow to convey volume. The best references are of course hands in real life, but with this sheet I wanted to provide some ideas of how you can alter line width to get somewhat natural looking hands using only lines and simple shadow (as opposed to drawing completely photorealistically).

This kind of style can be used quite effectively when drawing comic style pictures (manga, etc.).

If you use these hands to practice or for reference when drawing your own characters, I would love to see the result, so please link it :)
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radamenthis Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2014
thank you for all of your work.

Merci beaucoup
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PikaWarriors Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2014  Student General Artist
omg thank you!
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SleepyRaeLi21 Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2013  Student Filmographer
Oh Thank you Hands were my most hated thing to do.
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Annuski Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2013  Student Writer
Used here: [link]
Thank you!
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Classics-ND Featured By Owner May 27, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
very helpful
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akaCaitlinne Featured By Owner May 24, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very helpful again, thanks! You draw hands very beautifully :)
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STRiPES-01 Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
You're so incredible!!!
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DragonFlame123 Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Interesting
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Vyperion Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
What's your advice on how to draw different hands, because all my hands look long and boyish almost all the time, so when I draw girls, drawing hands becomes a challenge.
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binukuttan Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
This is very helpful
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