Hands are one of the most difficult parts of the human body to draw. But have you tried drawing them as basic shapes first. Basically fingers are cylinders or rounded rectangles. If you draw hands by blocking them out or sketching them out first, you will have a much easier time drawing these tricky buggers. Below you will also find hands reference sheets so you can look at hands in many different poses and positions when you need help drawing them. Make sure to Bookmark this Page.
Today I will show you methods to drawing illustrated hands and fingers. Although I call this a Manga / Anime drawing lesson, it applies to cartooning and illustration as well. The following tutorial includes several approaches to drawing hands, fingers, as well as the differences between male and female hands. Have fun.
If you have problems drawing cartoons because you have issues with drawing the hands in different poses, then you aren't alone. My biggest problem is with drawing hands. Use the following guide to hold on to this page by printing it out or by bookmarking it on your computer. Now anytime you have to draw cartoon / comic hands in different gestures, you can just reference this hands posing sheet.
The hand is one of the hardest parts of the body to draw...but the comic / cartoon hand can be fairly simple. The cartoon hands that we are showing you today have 5 fingers, but many cartoon hands, only have 3 or 4 fingers. Draw your cartoon characters the way that you feel the most comfortable. However, today is a good day to learn how to draw hands in different positions. There are progressive, step by step drawing / cartooning lessons below.
The cartoonist must know the construction and appearance of the different types of hands before he can use them effectively in a cartoon. Possibly the best way to learn to draw hands in the hundred and one positions that they can assume, is by using your own hands as models and sketching them in all the different positions you can think of. However, there are so many different types of hands, that I have shown a number of them for you to study.