FAQ: How To Draw Simple Hands?


Why is drawing hands so hard?

One reason that the hands are difficult to draw is that they can easily look askew. (That’s why so many artists “hide” them by stuffing them into pockets!) There’s a fine line between too little and too much realism. By implying too many folds in the skin, you can dramatically (and unintentionally) age your subject.

How do you draw realistic holding hands?

​Step by Step Instructions for Drawing​ ​​ Holding Hands

  1. Begin by sketching the first arm.
  2. Extend a long, curved line from the bottom of the arm.
  3. From the thumb, extend another long, curved line.
  4. Draw a curved line upwards from the finger, beginning between the fingertip and first knuckle.

How can I shape my hand?

Thumb Touch

  1. Hold your hand out in front of you, with your wrist straight.
  2. Gently touch your thumb to each of your four fingertips, one at a time, making the shape of an “O.”
  3. Hold each stretch for 30 to 60 seconds. Repeat at least four times on each hand.

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