Here is a collection of tutorials on drawing human hands for visual artists out there including hundreds of hand reference and some awesome digital art inspiration.
Drawing human and realistic hands is one of the most difficult and challenging task for many artists and painters out there. Similar to the eyes, the hands require very detailed drawing from the shoulders, arms, to the fingers. Moreover, hands are one of the hardest to draw because it can have different poses, gestures, actions and countless perspectives for each pose. It may also require advanced drawing when adding other objects which can be worn or things that can be held like rings, bracelets, gloves, different objects like handrails, poles, weapons, etc. It may also include interactions and gestures from different parts of the body like the head or other hands and fingers. Here is a collection of different tutorials on drawing hands which are useful to beginners and intermediate artists and painters who may be having difficulties in drawing the hands or finger part of the human body. Also included are references of different hand gestures and poses and some inspiration to keep those creative juices flowing. Enjoy!
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How To Draw Hands Tutorials And References
A step-by-step tutorial on how to draw a hand, then some modifications to include claws. There are also references of different views of the clawed hands.
Here is a very straightforward and easy to understand tips and pointing out important notes on drawing arms and hands, and fingers.
A handy hand tutorial with detailed tips on drawing the fingers and on holding objects.
A very detailed tutorial in drawing realistic hands which includes the anatomy of the human hands as a reference for drawing.
Here is a very simple tips reference on drawing arms and hands stressing on its proper proportions with the entire body.
A very simple and entertaining tutorial on how to draw chibi anime hands.
Tips and tutorial on hand gestures.
A simple but detailed tutorial on drawing hands and some tips on holding objects like pen, poles, etc., and also includes colored hand references.
A simple tutorial on drawing human hands and displaying difference between a male and a female hand anatomy. Also included are hand gestures reference wearing different gloves.
Here is a basic tutorial on drawing hands and its proportions on the human body and head.
Here is a tutorial in drawing realistic hands using a hand gesture photo as a reference.
Different hand gestures for the right hand.
Here is a perfect reference for many different hand gestures, poses and perspective.
A very good source of hand reference and also includes important tips on drawing the hands.
A very good hand reference showing hands using objects like pencil and holding a gun.
Here is a collection of penciled hand sketches good to use as a reference, also includes some pointers and tips.
A simple but very helpful reference on hand poses.
A good reference for drawing the right hand while holding a cup or a pencil.
A tutorial which can be used as a hand reference which includes tips and pointers to include when drawing different hand gestures.
A perfect reference for drawing hands while holding a champagne glass.
More hand gestures reference including holding objects.