| thank you so much anon!! c:
heres how i draw em [i hope this helps]
when u draw anything, you need to getreference. there are drawings, yeah, but drawings are not usually good reference, its way better if you use pictures of an actual, real hand. such as:
[picture by Windsweptsummer on dA]
theres a lot of really good reference sheets on deviantArt
taking reference from a mirror works better for me Because you can see the hands from various angles and pose it as you need. you can use 3d models of hands as well c: heres one that i really like
knowing the bones of the hand is really useful Especially the phalanges and the wrist because thats what you want to pose.
i simplify it a little bit though;; i only draw the phalanges and the joints, its better if you start off using only shapes such as rectangles and dots.
also, take into account the length of each finger so it doesnt look weird. the middle knuckle is the highest one [random tip lol] and when you draw from a different angle, remember to take care of the nails too!! to give the full perspective
sometimes i do it like this:
imagine youre drawing French Fries.
its v important to pay attention to the bend of the wrist to make it look realistic; look at your own hands, at your friends’ hands, at anyone’s hands! taking reference from different sources and materials will help you a lot.
[that hand is really ugly but you get my point]
here are some more lil hands i drew using the French Fry method c:
then you add details like nails, wrinkles, bone… etc
eventually youll get there with good reference, patience, and lots of practice!!!
hands are a very important part of the character, they express more than u think. exaggerate, play with it, mess it up!! just know the base and some anatomical stuff;; do some actual, solid research and /figure drawing/ and then interpret them as you Like
i hope this helps !! you can msg me for more hand ref [or other ref in general] c: