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Hand Tutorial -Tips+Reference- by Qinni Hand Tutorial -Tips+Reference- by Qinni
Notes: I suggest drawing all the hands here (just for practice)....and see if you guys improve or not =D;;. I feel like I improved just by compiling all these drawings xD.

Oh, and on another note, never try to hide the hands when drawing a picture. After all, forcing yourself to draw them on a body is the best way to practice ^^.

Finally, never be afraid to use references. Use your own hands if you must (unless your hands are like mine...fat and chubby and generally unappealing), or take a picture of someone's hand. Imagination and memory can only take the technical side of drawing to a certain point until you have drawing enough to master it.

Sorry, it's a bit big. These hands were compiled in a week's time through observing people and drawing hands in life-drawing :D. The shading's really rough, but hopefully it shows a bit more structure and how to shade the hand =)

Also, I'm not a professional (yet xD;; ), so there still may be mistakes in my drawing. but I tried my best ^^.

People has been asking me for a tutorial and I've been meaning to do one for...the longest time, ever.
I know there are a lot of hand tutorials out there, but since it's my favourite body part to draw, I though, "why not?". I personally can't get enough of looking at different tutorials on doing stuff, so....yah =P.

I hope it's helpful even a little. The references at the bottom are for everyone to look at and, well, reference, if need be.

Tutorial #2

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lizz-elric Featured By Owner 12 hours ago  Hobbyist General Artist
I've looked at several hand tutorials but your explanations are much easier to follow while being informative without being a novel.
Project-Sazzon Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2014  New member Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Man, I really needed this :eager: by darkmoon3636 
SaxonVoter Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2014  Student
Very nice tutorial! Will do a hand study with this (and my hands, lol) over the weekend.
slagathor-the-great Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Thank you so much fr this!
angel-antonette Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2014
thanks! :D 
Kingdomwolf13 Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Very good and detailed! Thanks!
NaruHinaSasuSaku4evr Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I never noticed how the fingers curve more as the hand is lifted to be 90 degrees to the forearm. That's very interesting! This is a really good and quick tutorial that I'm sure will help me (I hate drawing hands as most people do)
Moon-Crafter Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome Thanks
LordSarortan Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Brilliant tutorial, I've learned incredibly much!
vikon Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2014  Hobbyist
why are hands such a pain to draw?

excellent tutorial there!!XD
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