How To Draw A Human Hand

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How To Draw A Human Hand
How To Draw A Human Hand

Video: How To Draw A Human Hand

Video: How To Draw A Human Hand

You can put your palm on a white sheet, trace the outline with a pencil, and the image of the hand is done! It remains to add nails and stripes at the joints. But if children's hand drawing methods do not suit you, show a little patience, and your drawings will acquire realism and individuality.

How to draw a human hand
How to draw a human hand

It is necessary

  • - pencil;
  • - drawing paper;
  • - pencil sharpener;
  • - eraser;
  • - a sample for drawing;
  • - copy paper, tracing paper;
  • - textbook on anatomy;
  • - a graphic editor program (for example, Photoshop).


Step 1

To get started, study the photographs and hand drawings. Take a close look at the main lines, the direction of the shadows, the protrusions of the bones. Pay attention to the differences between male and female hands.

Step 2

Determine the position of the hand in which you want to depict it, and study the features of its outline in this position. Please note that there are no parallel lines in the contours of the hand. The distance from the shoulder to the elbow is approximately equal to the distance from the elbow to the knuckles.

Step 3

Remember that even when the arm is relaxed, it is not completely straight, but slightly bent at the elbow. In this case, the joints of the fingers are located at the level of the front line of the thigh.

Step 4

The narrowing of the arm occurs in two places: from the shoulder to the elbow and from the elbow to the wrist. The widest point is just below the elbow bend. Always correlate the structure of a person's torso with the muscles of his arms.

Step 5

When depicting a brush, imagine it as a mitten, only twice as thick. Place this item in front of you to simplify the process. You can draw whatever you want: with a pencil, paints, charcoal, using a tablet on a computer. The main thing is to remember that it is always better to start with a schematic sketch. Naturally, the larger the hand that you want to portray, the larger the image of the mitten should be.

Step 6

Mark the proportions of the hand in the resulting sketch. You must clearly understand how long the fingers will be, how the big finger moves to the side, how low or high the little finger is set. First, take a close look at your hand. Pay attention to the location of the seeds. Draw them with dotted lines in your drawing (horizontal lines across the palm). With ovals, mark the four bones, as well as the location of the thumb.

Step 7

Begin by drawing the first finger segments from the pits. The initial phalanges are the longest, the second are slightly shorter, and the finger ends with the shortest folang. When drawing, remember that all fingers are of different lengths. Each phalanx ends in a slight rounding (horizontal line), and vertical lines (phalanx walls) are drawn straight.

Step 8

To make it easier to draw your hand, use carbon paper. Tracing the contours of an already drawn image will help you get used to the main lines and study the necessary components of the hand in detail.