TRSE: How To Draw Tutorials:
First thing, have you read the "Reading
the Patterns in the Pictures" article?
If you don't, you would have no idea what I'm talking. Start reading that
important article, and then come back to here because I am to show you
how to read the 'patterns' in the hands and use that to learn to use them
instead of showing how to draw a hand a step by step. If you can read and
use the 'patterns' using your own hands as models, you should be able to
draw several different poses of the hands.
Basics of Drawing the Hands
Many novice artists had been grumbling about how
hard is it to draw the hands. Naturally! The hands are usually considered
the hardest part of any body to be drawn and even many professional artists
out there had some difficulty with them. But drawing the hands can be made
bit easier once you have learned how to read the patterns in the hands
and use them to your advantage. It also helps to use your own hands as
models to help with drawing different poses of the hands and you can pose
them in the mirror. Look at the scanned picture of my spread hand below(nofortune-reading
The hand can be broken into the patterns in forms of
basic boxy shapes and those are what can help make drawing the hands easier.
It's easier to draw the "square form" of the palm (or the hand itself)
first before adding any fingers and thumbs. You need to keep in mind is
that as shown by the blue lines, the fingers are not the same length with
the middle finger being the longest so the blue lines should be sketched
Watch which side of the hand you're drawing the
thumbs on! I have seen few drawings showing the thumbs on the wrong sides
of the hands! If you have troubling imagining the "mirror image" of your
hand, use a mirror.
Let's move on to few examples of the hands in different poses.