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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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SansThePunstar Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2016
This is very helpful! Except... I can draw all my other OCs hands now but not my favorite, who has six fingers due to an accident with a sharpie thay I decided was a thing... -sighs- one day I'll get it down
HoodedlyAnonymous Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2016
killikgokuyoh Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
This is very helpful. I'm not awful but I'm also not professional either.
Zazoreal Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I have been getting along with hands since i started to throw away fear of failure, but i must say looking at the way you draw your hands makes me wanna try even harder and press the limit of drawing skill even more. GREAT ARTWORK
lianemo0819 Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you so much! This is very helpful!
Thank you. This helped alot. Very straightforward. Going from this tutorial more. 
BlueHorizon89 Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is very helpful! Hands are fiddly things to draw :c
wnter06 Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2015
:D (Big Grin) :) (Smile) 
Getsuchae Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
uuh ! ur so good at drawing ... hands sketshing / drawing have been a huge problem for me No, I disagree!  h h .. but i keep practicing to get it ... anyway thanck u so so so much for ur tutos it does really help I am a dummy! 
Zazoreal Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
if you want to understand hands a bit more i suggest you look up "Jim lee" on youtube it will help a bit and the other help will be stuff like drawing with shapes. Not to mention this guy here Qinni is very good- but he uses more advanced shapes away from basics to draw hands and in order to understand them you need to go back to shapes first. im no judge since i don't even really know exactly how good you are with hands atm so i can simply hope this comment helps you in any way! "after all we all want to improve! :) that is what makes us artists"
Sensitsu Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you for the great tutorial! 
(Also, I'm sure your hands are beautiful.) 
FaeAnna Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2015  Professional General Artist
Loving the refs at the bottom. Definitely help me practice. Thanks for sharing! :)
amandamattos Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2015
Amazing tutorial!
RachelMcCoy Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2015  Professional General Artist
I love studies like this, and I find your observations very helpful!
I know you can't replace actual drawing/your own study with things like these but this is still great. :) Thanks!
KenyStephens Featured By Owner May 26, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you so much, i'll definitely be using these for reference 
WontLetMeBreathe Featured By Owner May 13, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
thank youuuuu hands are the worst for me i'll try this out ;D;
KathrynDarkness Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thanks this indeed is going to come in handy 
Donnita-sama Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2015
This is very useful! Thank you!Love 
DarkKirbyOfTheStars Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2015
SparkyManiac Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2015  Student General Artist
omg nfhfhbshe yeessssss. thank you this is perfect
BDTite1919 Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2015  Student
Thank you.
FoxxRiddle Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That baby hand is cute XD
Maxwell1203 Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
Very helpful ! THANK YOU !!!
PegasusMare Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That Spidey *Thwip* *Thwip* pose! Gonna be using that a lot!
BSGirl4TW Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2014
Thanks for the tutorial! :)
DeviantSaphira Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Thanks! Usually I try to hide the hands when I draw XD
PandoraDaFoxx Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
This is the reference of all references...
lizz-elric Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2014  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  Student 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 Digital 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
Pinkagony Featured By Owner Edited Jul 2, 2014
This was so useful! I used the references to do ☺☺ thank you so much
JamesWestbrook Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Sexiest hands, thanks!
LordSarortan Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
This is harder than body anatomy itself Huh?! 
Great tutorial though, very helpful!
WeeBabey Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I printed out this tutorial to help me with my art.  I hope it isnt bad that I did that I just have a better time with studying things inrl rather than a screen.  Thank you for making a great tutorial~
KatieKayla-product Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2014  Student General Artist
omg! you have such great hands
Vibrant-Snow Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2014  Student Digital Artist
it's the best tutorial i've learned doing hands from, i should always use this, thank you :)
Wild-Dracoyena Featured By Owner May 30, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I do believe you just solved the world's hand problem.
VioletDeathblood Featured By Owner May 13, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
That really helps (: Ive always drawn in circles for knuckles and now I realize why it didnt work
ThisIsEysie Featured By Owner May 8, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
This really helps me alot kaomoji set 2 18/67  thanks for the referenceskaomoji set 2 15/67 
IngvarOrn Featured By Owner May 5, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
A very nice guide, a pleasure to read and much appreciated :) Thank you.
ImaginativeEccentric Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
So helpful!!
TheShadowEmpress Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
The universe can never have too many hand tutorials.
SerenaShum Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2014
Amazing~ @.@ I feel so little shocked.... I really bad at drawing hands pose... BTW! Thank you so much!! I love it! :happybounce: 
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