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Post  D-Pad on Thu Nov 01, 2007 10:30 pm

When I draw my character, I always draw their parts in a certain order: Everything, but the hands first, then hands. Why do I draw the hands last? Because they are the single most frustrating part of the human body to copy *properly* onto paper. The hands can turn the coolest piece of art, into a complete disaster. As a result, alot of people usually draw their characters with hands in pockets, or like my sister does, behind their backs. I draw them clenched in a fist. Horrendous, squiggly fingers hidden in a somewhat decent square/blob.

I made this topic because.. Well... I was coloring my character when I came to the hand. It was, of course, not to my satisfaction (read: it looked like a hook of worms), so I tried doing some simple modifications. Sitting on my monitor is a half colored teen with no right hand. I ended up erasing the whole thing in total frustration.

Does anyone else have trouble drawing hands? If not, what the hardest thing for you to draw? Any tips for drawing hands/feet/anything?

study I'm off now to practice drawing me some digits. *wiggles his fingers*
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Re: Hands down

Post  PurifiedRuiN on Thu Nov 01, 2007 10:39 pm

Get a mirror and put your hand in the pose you want to draw. That's what I usually do, makes my life a lot easier. Sure it still takes me a few tries, but it helps. I agree though, hands are by far the hardest thing for me to draw correctly. A way that helps is to break down the hand into simple shapes, there are several ways to do it, but that's how I started out. Hard to explain exactly what I mean on here, wish I could show you exactly what I'm talking about.

However if you're getting frustrated by a certain part of the character and it just refuses to come out right, it's best to work on something else or just take a break for awhile. Like you said, you ended up erasing the entire drawing out of frustration, you'll end up losing a lot of potentially great drawings that way.

But, yes, the best thing for hands is to reference your own hand, take a picture if you have to. lol!
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Re: Hands down

Post  D-Pad on Thu Nov 01, 2007 11:05 pm

Aah, I didn't erase the entire drawing... Just the hand. I don't have the patience to erase an entire drawing. Razz


And... I guess I didn't erase the whole hand... But you get the point. That is, er, was one of my better hands actually, but the fingers bent in a very strange way... alien

I never thought about taking pictures of my hand. That sounds alot easier than breaking my wrist trying to pose my hand in a certain position, and alot less painful...
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Re: Hands down

Post  PrinceElvin on Fri Nov 02, 2007 7:55 pm

http://bakaneko.com/ I like this site for various things and I think the way the hands are made here are great hahah, it helped me, so yeah.

Edit: Go to drawing tutorials on the left column to access the drawing tutorials (yeah redundant I know xD)
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Post  D-Pad on Sat Nov 03, 2007 8:59 pm

PrinceElvin wrote:http://bakaneko.com/ I like this site for various things and I think the way the hands are made here are great hahah, it helped me, so yeah.

Edit: Go to drawing tutorials on the left column to access the drawing tutorials (yeah redundant I know xD)

Oh wow! I remember visiting this site long time ago. I lost the link when my harddrive crashed. Thanks alot!! Very Happy
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Re: Hands down

Post  PrinceElvin on Sat Nov 03, 2007 9:07 pm

D-Pad wrote:
PrinceElvin wrote:http://bakaneko.com/ I like this site for various things and I think the way the hands are made here are great hahah, it helped me, so yeah.

Edit: Go to drawing tutorials on the left column to access the drawing tutorials (yeah redundant I know xD)

Oh wow! I remember visiting this site long time ago. I lost the link when my harddrive crashed. Thanks alot!! Very Happy

No problem lol. I think the hand tutorial is great because it's not complicated (unlike those other ones where there are the 3 ovals connected to the hands for fingers -_-)
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Re: Hands down

Post  Kichiru on Sat Nov 10, 2007 7:39 pm

try reading some hand tutorials and drawing sketches of the hand before drawing the actual thing. um, okay i probably didn't explain that very well... I'll get back to ya once I have my tabby. ^^;
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Post  Kichiru on Sun Nov 11, 2007 3:41 pm



srry, i usually draw hands better than that. ._.;
But what I do is draw a rough sketch then do the outline of the hand over it. (or "final draft" over the rough draft of the hand) (kinda like with everything else I draw)

hoped this helped a little
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