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Drawing Hands by Neilsama Drawing Hands by Neilsama
I did this one for Eunice P.'s Comic Tutorials. I know there's already a hand tutorial on there, but I had to put in my own two cents, especially since I tend draw more cartoony hands.

This is actually a lot more instructional than I had planned. Originally, I was just going to draw a bunch of awful hand designs that I commonly see in webcomic and just bitch about them, but I ended up explaining the proportions of the hand fairly well.

I actually wanted to be a lot meaner, but oh well. Amazing that I got through it without making one snide comment about Katie Coope.

Whoops...
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Halcyon-Daisy Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2013
Handy.
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24-7ArtBeast Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2011
Man this saved me! i've been trying to draw hands for my comic for a long while. Can't believe i did the don'ts on here XD
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ahumanbean Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2011
Despite having viewed hundreds (okay, like 5) of these tutorials, I remain hopelessly bad at drawing those damn digits...
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Dreamsty Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2009
thank you for the useful tutorial now I can master the drawing of hands
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Neilsama Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks! I hope it helps. I admit that I don't break it down into steps, but I hope this helps people conceptualize the hand in their minds, especially when drawing the thumb. Aside from that, it's really a tongue-in-cheek assault on some of the drawing habits that drive me crazy. I am, by no means, a master at drawing the hand.

Of course, it always helps to study from photos or have your friends model for you.
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chaoie Featured By Owner May 9, 2009
hope this helps.... thanx :aww:
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leafbarrett Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2008  Student Artist
How do you draw a hand from the side? And can you explain every single step so I don't have to trace it?
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Neilsama Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I draw hands so quickly that I rarely think of it in steps. About the best thing I can tell you is to take pictures of your own hands and practice from them. Experiment and simplify. Use the techniques that work for you.

Try to break it down into simple shapes instead of trying to tackle the hand all at once.
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leafbarrett Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2008  Student Artist
...I wasnt to apologize for that comment... I was just frustrated that I couldn't get my hands to look right... Still, I shouldn't have taken it out on you, especially since you took the time to make this tutorial.
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leafbarrett Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2008  Student Artist
Uhm... Why can't I hit download so I can print it?
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