Monthly Drawing Challenge – Draw a Hand

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Drawing anatomy is tough, I know but essential, that’s why for this month drawing challenge I have decided to ask you to draw hands.

Yes, those amazing human appendages that cause so much trouble to drawers and artists at all stages of their careers.

But why are they so difficult to draw? In a simple word, complexity. They are complex. They are not as straightforward as say an arm or a leg. They have five digits of different lengths, they are flexible and can bend and curl in so many different positions and shapes.

Shall we even start talking about shadowing them…? Don’t even get me started!

To start you off on a good path you can check this simple tutorial I have created on how to draw hands, nothing fancy, really but enough to get you started.

Now for more inspiration:

By Stefano Lanza

or…

By Brianna Garcia

Or maybe you prefer drawing from real reference:

Or why not using your own hand as a reference! Have fun with this monthly challenge.

Share your images below:

Simply upload your shot into the comment field (look for the little camera icon in the Disqus comments section) and they’ll get embedded for us all to see or if you’d prefer upload them to your favourite photo sharing site and leave the link to them.

Show me your best images in this monthly challenge!