The best way to get better at drawing hands is to DRAW HANDS! It sounds simple but it can be a daunting task. This video demonstrates how to draw the hand pointing. At the end of the video I show my secret weapon for practicing drawing hands. It’s a book I got back in the late 80’s (yes, I’m that old) that is really helpful with showing hands in different positions and completing different tasks. Check it out.
Foreshortening is an absolute must if you are going to draw comic book characters AND their hands! I think hands are just as important as the eyes as far as expressiveness and communication. This is the third video in my hand series and it explains the concept of foreshortening and how to use it in drawing.
I have several different series on my YouTube channel to help with drawing and, of course, one of them is hands. Hands are very important to drawing because they are so expressive. You can really add to the body language of your character using the hands. Regrettably, they are also one of the most difficult body parts to draw. How does anyone get better at anything? Repetition.
In this video I demonstrate penciling, inking, and coloring the hand in two different positions while holding a pencil. So go get your sketchbook and follow along. A little practice goes a long way!