Drawing Hands

Hands often pose an especially scary challenge to many students; there’s something about them that will cause even the most confident artist to feel like they’re a beginner again. This post features handy hand reference to supplement the hand handouts I hand out in class.

Hands by Rune Brandt Bennicke:

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The classic three fingered cartoon glove hand shown here by the equally classic Preston Blair:



The Amazing World of Gumball  Hands:



Violaine Briat and another of her incredibly informative and well thought out tutorials (via her (school firewall) Tumblr):

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Artist Normand Lemay is another talented artist that likes to share his thoughts on drawing:



From the Big Hero 6 Style Guide by Shiyoon Kim:



Tutorial by alexds1:



Hand Model Sheets from the Iron Giant:

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Motor City Hand Model Sheets:

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Hands are a part of a character’s performance: