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Hand tutorial by shingworks Hand tutorial by shingworks
Another tutorial :B Theres a lot of text but I tried to make my system as clear as possible. As usual you can copy or use any of these drawings freely, but be sure to read the tut as well! As I recommend in it to ref from photos or real life over other people who might have made mistakes (not me of course, as I never make mistakes) (lol). Enjoy!

My other tutorials:
Expression tutorial
Pose tutorial
Foot tutorial
Ladies tutorial
Fellas tutorial
Face tutorial

Commission Tutorial
Coloring Walkthrough
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Given 2008-07-14
Hand tutorial by =alexds1 is not only a very handy (hah) and humorous tutorial,but very simple, easy-to-follow and will help anyone having difficulty in drawings hands.This is just one of many tutorials in her gallery. ( Suggested by Rose-Rayne and Featured by znow-white )
Feyjane Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2014  Professional General Artist
Thank you!
Featherdream Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2014  Student General Artist
I could say thank you probably a million times and it wouldn't be enough. 
I am an artist struggling so much with hands and you just saved me so much, I made quite an awesome hand just now.
I'm amazed I finally did it :party: THANK YOU
ArtTeacher221 Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2014  New member Professional General Artist
Do you have all of these tutorials in a poster format?  I would love to purchase the entire set for my classes.
Deranged-Dragon Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Haha never would I have thought the thing I use to draw would in fact be so hard to draw itself. Bah, this tutorial is a thing of beauty of course. :D
GlassesHipster Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thank you for your great share of knowledge, this helps so much!
Kerzid Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you so much for the tutorial (thank you for helping me cliché *ding*)
Results are mighty fine: linky-link
vitaminanime Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2014
By any chance would you have a tutorial for drawing hands in repose at the sides (you know, just resting naturally)? For me that's the worst they just end up looking like blobs
shingworks Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
I don't have a tut for that in particular, but here are some tips... note how the fingers interact in relation to each other. Are the pressed together, slightly apart? Note the curve of the fingers. Are they really curled? tense? straight? etc. Note where the thumb is and what it's doing, and what angle it's at (I use the thumbnail as a guide to tell).

But overall, the very best way to draw any kind of hand/ pose is simply to make it yourself, with your own body... really depends on the character! If they're modeling clothes, maybe the hand should be hanging naturally. But if someone is in a determined way, maybe their hand pose has more energy to it. It's fun to do your own acting, and really teaches you how to look at the way you draw :)
Sapphire-Lynx4 Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I think i have a grasp of anatomy already xD but your tutorials make me smile, they are perfect xD great tips there
and the baby hand awwwwwwwwww xD
sting10 Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2014  Hobbyist
Thank you, really useful for me :)
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