How to Draw a Hand

Learn to draw an anatomically correct hand

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How to Draw a Hand
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Practice learning the bones of the arm and hand

Practice learning the bones of the arm and hand

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Distinguish between the metacarpals and the falanges

Distinguish between the metacarpals and the falanges

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Remember the knuckles are the metacarpophalangeal joint

Remember the knuckles are the metacarpophalangeal joint

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This shape is the hand bones you just learned

This shape is the hand bones you just learned

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These shapes are the proximal and middle phalanges. Remember a diamond shape for fingers

These shapes are the proximal and middle phalanges. Remember a diamond shape for fingers

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Add distal phalanges

Add distal phalanges

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Outline to add muscle and skin layer

Outline to add muscle and skin layer

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Use another sheet to trace

Use another sheet to trace

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Trace out outer line

Trace out outer line

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Add some finger nails and shading by looking at your own hand

Add some finger nails and shading by looking at your own hand

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TRACE AGAIN from blank sheet Do some fixing here and there and VOILA. Now practice!

TRACE AGAIN from blank sheet Do some fixing here and there and VOILA. Now practice!

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Knowing the joints and where the carpals attach to the metacarpals will make a big difference. This is an illustration I made for anatomy class

Knowing the joints and where the carpals attach to the metacarpals will make a big difference. This is an illustration I made for anatomy class

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