June 25, 2020 3 min read

left hand drawing

Hi everybody, and welcome to a new NIL-Tech drawing tutorial: "Hand". Hands are one of the most vital parts of your body. Human hands are complex tools adapted over numerous years of evolution. And they are not easy to draw. However, our tutorial can help you draw a hand from scratch, even if you are not a professional artist.


Here are some interesting facts about your Hands:

1. Only 10 to 15% of the entire human populace is left-handed. Only one in one hundred is ambidextrous - it means they can use both hands similarly.

2. The fingers themselves have no muscles. Instead, the muscles that bend the fingers are located in the palm and mid-forearm. They are linked to the fingers through ligaments.

3. 1/4 of the brain's motor cortex, which is the area that controls all motion, is devoted to moving the hand muscles.

4. You can't get a tan on your palm as well as the underside of your fingers.

5. Your fingernails show your state of health and wellness - they can show problems such as mineral or vitamin shortages, liver decease, thyroid, or anemia. Some indication of shortages that show up on your nails might be that they are too brittle, pale, or spotted.


In this tutorial, we used the following supplies:

  • H pencil
  • B pencil
  • 3B pencil
  • 5B pencil
  • White Vinyl Eraser
  • Kneaded Eraser
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Let's draw a "Hand" step by step!


how to draw hands

Step 1. Draw the base of the hand with a triangle and rectangle. Show the direction of the fingers with the simple lines (pencil B).


hand drawing

Step 2. Draw ovals over the lines (pencil B). With theses ovals, it will be easier to draw the shape of the fingers


hand drawing reference

Step 3. We do the same with the thumb and add the extension of the arm, drawing a rectangle below (pencil B).


easy hand drawing

Step 4. Start drawing the shape of the hand with smoother lines (pencil B).


hand reaching out drawing

Step 5. Outline the shape of the fingers, repeating the bending of the ovals to draw the fingertips (pencil B).


how to draw a hand easy

Step 6. Outline the shape of the thumb and erase the excess ovals (pencil B).


how to draw a hand step by step

Step 7. Erase all the construction lines, draw the remaining details (nails, folds), and make the contour more clear (pencil B).


simple hand drawing

Step 8. Outline the light and shadow areas with a harder pencil (pencil H).


free hand drawing

Step 9. Start hatching with the fingers, since they are on top and the pencil won't be shaded. Light falls on top, so all the shadows will be on the lower parts of the fingers, so do not forget that the stroke goes in the shape of a figure (pencil 3B).


realistic hand drawing

Step 10. Next, go down below and hatch the hand (pencil 3B). To get a better shape, touch your hand and look at it from different perspectives.


hand anatomy drawing

Step 11. Now let's draw a thumb. When hatching it, do not forget about the joints that need to be shaded.


how to draw a realistic hand

Step 12. Draw shadow below and slightly brightens the rest of it, brighten the details. Add glare with an eraser (pencil 5B).


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