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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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CypherTheMouse 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 General Artist
Thank you.
K-Foxx Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That baby hand is cute XD
Maxwell1203 Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2015  New member 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  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
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!
lilCocoBear 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  Hobbyist 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: 
RikuChanTheFox Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Lady I love you so freakin' much right now~! :icondragonhugplz:
Lonear94 Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2014  Hobbyist
Awesome tutorial~
rodneyandersonjr Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2014
Just found this, extremely helpful! Thx!
Maleficus-Animus Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2014  Professional General Artist
The bad-assery displayed here is mind blowing!
Tobi-the-ghost Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you! ^^
D-Pyro Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2014
Very helpful! But I still can't start the sketch without the help of the "knuckle circles"
Pliskin-innovasion85 Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you this is really helpful 
Miafka Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Спасибо ^^ 
Haiton Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is amazingly helpful, I've been trying to get better at making poses with hands easier and your tips really helped with the naturalization of them.
NamekazeGuitarz Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2014
Thanks, i've been on 2 days already practicing this, i really i need to practice this, i have more difficult changing the perspective of the hand and the fingers.
But i know practicing this, can be easier in the future.
Weirda208 Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
fantastic! Very helpfull and I love so much your obsevation notes! :love:

Bless you for that
crossbowsandarrows Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2013  Student
AWESOME bro! XD:iconmnrthumbsupplz: 
Rozara Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This is amazingly helpful! Thank you very much!
Artem-7401 Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you for this tutorial! I am just draw using this your manual. IT very useful!!!
Suzahra Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2013
Thanks for this awesome tutorial!*-*
Davian714 Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks for this, it has been very helpful for practice. My hands are slowly improving! =D
UNDERGROUND123K Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2013
You are awesome please do more tutorials on different body parts. Also I saw you art and it's awesome :happybounce: 
Hebigami-Okami-77 Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2013  Student General Artist
Out of all things, hands are one of the worst subjects for me - especially when they're in complicated postures.  Thank you very much for this! :D
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