How To Draw Hands

Suited for all levels. Easy and approachable ideas. You'll be amazed at your results!

Overview

In this class you will discover easy methods for how to draw hands. It's perfect for all levels as we will start from the very beginning and work our way through each stage adding more and more structure and details.

To help simplify the drawing process I will use and teach two main drawing techniques: gesture & structure.

I've also included how to draw the forearm since it attaches to the wrist and hand. It gives the hand more context and meaning.

Three Main Sections

  1. Lecture series: Here is where I will share knowledge for drawing all main components of the hand. Again, starting with the forearm and working through the wrist, base of the hand (palm and back of hand), thumb and fingers. Once the basics are covered I will share some intermediate ideas such as fingernails, knuckles, and the transitions from forearm to wrist, wrist to hand, hand to fingers and so on.
  2. Master's examples: We will look at a series of works by the Master's and see how they may have utilized these ideas in their hand drawings.
  3. Projects: There are two projects that include gesture and gesture & structure. It's in the form of a reel so images are timed. You will be asked to draw a series of gestures to begin. Then in the second assignment you will do both gesture and structure. And....I will end the class by doing the same exact projects as you did. So, you can compare your thoughts and approach to my ideas. A GREAT learning tool!
So, what do you say? Ready to draw some amazing hands? Let's get started!

And you only need pencil and paper to get going!
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What's included?

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Lesson Plan

Lectures & Demos
Two Basic Drawing Ideas
6 mins
Forearm Connection
8 mins
Forearm Swing And Curve
3 mins
Radius And Ulna Bones
4 mins
Base Of The Hand
8 mins
Basic Hand Anatomy
9 mins
Basic Thumb Ideas
9 mins
The Fingers
7 mins
Finger Tips & Nails
11 mins
Finger Tips & Nails Continued
6 mins
Thumb Characteristics
11 mins
Thumb Characteristics Continued
4 mins
Fingernails In Detail
12 mins
Fingernails In Detail Continued
10 mins
The Hand To Finger Transition
9 mins
The Hand To Finger Transition Continued
11 mins
The Hand To Finger Transition Continued
7 mins
The Hand To Finger Transition
12 mins
Master's Examples
Masters Examples
7 mins
Masters Examples Continued
5 mins
Masters Example Continued
11 mins
Masters Examples Last
12 mins
Projects
Gesture Project Preparation
8 mins
Gesture Project Reel
6 mins
Robert's Take Gesture Project
4 mins
Structure Preparation
13 mins
Structure Project Reel
26 mins
Robert's Structure Project
12 mins
Robert's Structure Project Continued
13 mins
Projects & Recap
1 min