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Draw Hand Manikins

The Exercise

These are the proportions of the hand.

These are the proportions of the hand.

Fingers taper.

Fingers taper.

Draw ellipsed to make room for the fingers, otherwise they don’t fit sometimes.

Draw ellipsed to make room for the fingers, otherwise they don’t fit sometimes.

Fingers fold in when they bend.

Fingers fold in when they bend.

Exercise

Look at your own hand, or a photo of a hand, and break the hand down into the shapes of the manikin.

Look at your own hand, or a photo of a hand, and break the hand down into the shapes of the manikin.

Exercise 2

Look at your hand, or a reference photo, put it away and draw from memory. Use the reference to fix mistakes in the drawing. Repeat until it comes out okay.

Look at your hand, or a reference photo, put it away and draw from memory. Use the reference to fix mistakes in the drawing. Repeat until it comes out okay.

Why

This exercise is fun to do, it helps you become better at drawing hands, and you can always do it because you always have a spare hand with you to use as a model for reference.

Grab a pen or pencil and some paper, and start drawing!

Hand that holds a sheet of paper and a pen, ready to start drawing.

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