How to Draw Hands

How to draw hands

This instruction will be a continuation of the article on how to depict arms, and here the team of will show you how to draw hands. This instruction is basic and necessary if you want to learn how to portray a human. The team of will show you how to draw hands from both sides.


Step 1

So, first of all, depict a palm in the form of a pentagon, as the artists of did in the sketch below.

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Step 2

Now, with a few simple lines, depict the fingers. The middle finger is the longest, index and ring fingers are smaller, and the shortest is the little finger.

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Step 3

So now let’s depict a thumb. Please note that the thumb starts almost from the wrist. Also, note that the thumb should be slightly thicker than the rest.

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Step 4

Now draw fingernails at the tips of the fingers. The larger the finger, the larger the nail. Nails can have a variety of shapes.

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Step 5

Now use some curved lines to depict the membranes between the fingers. At the same stage, depict the folds on the fingers.

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Step 6

A very simple stage in which we will need to depict the knuckles. In the same stage, you can depict veins and folds of skin.

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Step 7

Now take an eraser and clear the hand drawing of the excess lines. Then with a dark pencil or ink, trace all the necessary details.

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Step 8

Now take skin colors and paint the hands. You can use both standard colors and unusual ones if you draw the hands of unusual characters.

How to draw a hand

So, above the team of showed how to draw a hand from one side, and now we will show how to draw a hand from the other side.


Step 1

So, let’s start by portraying a pentagon, but this time it is as if mirrored horizontally, compared to the previous pentagon.

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Step 2

Use a few simple lines to depict the fingers. Do not forget about the length of the fingers, previously we told you about this.

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Step 3

Now draw a thumb. It is a little more complicated, try to repeat the outlines as in the example from the artists of

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Step 4

Now depict the bottom of the palm. After that, depict the folds in the palm of the hand. Repeat everything exactly as in the example from the artists of

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Step 5

Use a few curved lines to depict the membranes between the fingers. Complete the fifth stage with the creases on the fingers.

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Step 6

Now grab an eraser and use it to wipe off all guidelines from the palm drawing. To make the artwork look sharper, trace it with a darker pencil or ink.

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Step 7

Now grab the skin colors again and paint the hand. Shadows and highlights will make your picture more voluminous and aesthetic.

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One Comment

  1. Amazing help. Finally can draw the shape of a hand. Best tutorial
    Only thing I found was that on top line I drew a curve, lower on pinkie side, to get the right position
    Mention that middle finger is same length approximately to length of palm

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