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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 )
DevilPanties 12 hours ago  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I have to say...I thought I was decent at drawing hands until I did a little exercise using this tutorial. WOW! Really is amazing how much you can learn from just taking a few steps back and reanalyzing the basics!
ChubbyMissBunny 5 days ago  New member Professional General Artist
I tried your hand tutorial and I got this far:
Hand by ChubbyMissBunny  
Which is SO MUCH BETTER than I've ever done before.
I am like foaming at the mouth with the quality difference. Your tutorial is a Godsend.
I am having the trouble that the hand looks all kinds of wonky when I take the drawing guides layer off. Which I'm having trouble showing because my computer crashed and flattened my image.... Which means I lost the guide I just worked so hard making. >_>;;
But here's the result when I erase the guides:
Hand 2 by ChubbyMissBunny  
It just looks off to me. What am I doing wrong?
Any tips will be so appreciated.
shingworks 4 days ago  Professional Digital Artist
Hi! First, thanks for attaching images! I didn't know you could do that. Second! The thing that makes it look wonky is that you're now missing the parts of the underdrawing that made the hand look like a hand. Namely, the lines that form the muscles/ meat under the thumb, and that other oval under the fourth and fifth fingers. The way to get around that is to replace those lines somehow.... you can either replace them by adding in new lines that follow those curves (this can be those bold lines like you have above, or looser feathery lines), or you can imply the volume via shading. Personally I would feel ok with putting more lines inside the hand to show the volume. You can also make the wrist a bit thinner to push the hand-ness of the hand even more. Hope that helps!
ChubbyMissBunny 4 days ago  New member Professional General Artist
Thank you so much for your detailed review.
It was quite handy to say the least.
</terrible pun>

But I'll certainly try that!
ChubbyMissBunny 5 days ago  New member Professional General Artist
Hand 33 by ChubbyMissBunny
I had to make it B&W because the skin tone I saved it in is hard to see.

Hand 3 by ChubbyMissBunny  
faniatejeda Apr 4, 2014  New member Hobbyist General Artist
this is going to help me. Thanks!
Strogonoff Apr 1, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh, hands. We meet again.
xXDoodle-PupXx Mar 29, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
handssss, my greatest art weakness
along with shading but mostly hands.
hands.... the enemy of every artist of lower level
I hope this gives me enough to practice! I certainly need it!
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