How To: Draw realistic hands in resting and action poses

Draw realistic hands in resting and action poses

We know of several artist friends who are practically reborn Monets with their pencils and brushes and can sketch out anything they imagine, except for hands. Not that they can't draw hands, but it seems that hands are the Achille's heel for many art students.

And it's no surprise. Hands are one of the most complex features on the human body, capable of moving in a large multitude of ways and intricately laced with muscles. Thus, even subtle movement causes a big change if you're depicting someone's hands. If you've always found drawing hands difficult, check out this helpful tutorial, which will guide you through resting and action poses for hands.

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