How To Draw Hands

How To Draw Hands

Source: Draw As A Maniac

So everybody knows that the hands and the fingers are one of the hardest things to draw. So here is a personal collection of different hand references, hope to enjoy it and never stop practice.

Enjoy The Gallery

Hogarth hand poses from Iron Giant (middle of page)

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Mickey Mouse Hand Model Sheet by Les Clark ca. 1932

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Merlin hand poses via Deja View


Hand drawing tut by uchuucacahuate on deviantart.


Excellent hand tutorial by alexds1 on


Mr. Hogarth – Dynamic Anatomy


Useful collection of hand poses by Chrissy Fellmeth

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Collection of female hand poses by artrush73′s


Study of the hand in minimal style



I like it! Good stuff!


Excellent website. Great tutorials!!!


One hand that’s making a fist has six fingers.


on the section by Chrissy Fellmeth, the hand that is punching has 5 fingers and a thumb

Draw As A Maniac

I believe not. This is the flat of the hand. After the last finger there is a skin fold.

Douglas Simonson

wonderful! thanks for sharing. i also get inspiration looking at Florian Satzinger’s approach to hands.


Byrne Hogarth’s Dynamic Figure Drawing is totally awesome, no art teacher will ever help you to draw deep perspective action figures like that book will.


Personally, I find feet way harder to draw, but the levels of stylization are incredible reference in themselves.

Download Gmae

I’m extremely inspired together with your writing talents and also with the structure on your blog. Is that this a paid subject or did you modify it your self? Anyway stay up the nice high quality writing, it’s rare to see a nice blog like this one today..


A must for us newbies

The Old Wolf

For what it’s worth, the second Disneyesque hand sheet, below Les Clark’s, is actually by Preston Blair if you care to give proper attribution, from his book “Animation” published by Walter Foster, 1960.

The Old Wolf

But I forgot to say thank you for the awesome reference page!


I like it!


really nice ……really a learning experience………..


Thank you for this compilation. This will be a great start for people who want to start learning how to draw.

Donne Roma

Great idea for a post.Thank you!


Ah.. Finally a collection !! : ) Cant ask for more..


Awesome collection! Thanks

Nataly Carbonell

Thanks I’ve always had trouble drawing hands, this was very helpful~!

Blu E Cigs

It is not my first time to pay a visit this site, i am browsing this website dailly and obtain pleasant information from here all the time.


Amazing. Very useful too..

Reni Schaeffer

thank you! This is just what I was looking for. I have so much to learn and this will definitely help.

Mickey Calvert

This is a wonderful collectional of tutorials. Thanks!!

Indigo Wolf

This all gives good advice! I like it!


Wow. You don’t know how glad I am to find this. Hopefully I can stop hiding the hands now. Thanks very much


They look a bit odd, but very very cool too :)


@The Old Wolf

I thought the same when looking at the 2nd disney pics.

I still have this book in the loft,it was a favourite of mine growing up and taught me to draw.


Amazing collection!! Thanx a lot.. I’ve been struggling with hands a lot.. I m just an amateur sketcher


nice.. hope i draw like them..


how HANDsome!


hese hand drawings helped me figure out how to make the hands on a fairy I am drawing for my daughter, awesome,
thank you so much :)

Karkat Vantas

This helped me understand the anatomy of hands a little better

Gill wingate

Very useful for 3-D work as well as drawing.


This will come in handy I have always had trouble drawing hands. That’s probably why I stopped drawing, but I think I will get the hang of it with some practice. Thanks


This will come in handy….

Paul Mahan

I am trying to learn to draw hands. Can you help me?


I like this page. It really helps. Thanks for your time to set it up for us future artist.


Nice tutorials Thanx.


I really like the several pictures of motion


This site was extremely helpful. Thank you for setting this up.


@Quentin That’s not a extra finger, that’s his wrist.


thanks for the tut about hand.

ramachandra reddy

nice turtorials i have an experience that one is more.thanks to


Nice! Thanks alot guuuys! >*<

Reeba Shehr Bano

Very nice…….It’s unique……I never saw a hand with 6 fingers before……. ;-)

Princess of Paradise

Thanks a lot for helping……
I love these all…………….
They are really nice…:-)


Thanks a lot! :)

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