Hand Drawing

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3 min readNov 11, 2021


In this drawing lesson, you will learn from basics to advanced hand drawing. We have three types of hands to draw in this article. We have combined holding hands drawing and hand line art in this drawing guide, and then we have also included a realistic hand drawing and a simple hand drawing in one lesson. It will help you learn hand drawing step by step in each tutorial. If you are a beginner and want to learn easy hand drawing, this tutorial is for you. If you have already tried a hand sketch and want to move to the next level. Then this tutorial can make hand drawing easy for you.

Tips for Hand Drawing

Drawing a hand is considered to be the hardest body part to draw. But here are some tips that can help you to draw hands easily.

  • Don’t try to make the basic structure of all fingers the same in shape and size, as all fingers have a different point of origin and have different shapes and sizes.
  • Consider your fingers’ natural rotation ability and apply only that much rotation in fingers while drawing a hand gesture.
  • Think of the basic differences in the hands of different genders or ages. For example, a man’s hand is usually thick in its structure, nails wide and small. On the other hand, a woman’s hand has thin anatomy and features. The fingers are generally long with long nails. Wrists of a woman will be thin as well. Hairs of hands can also be the difference for both genders. A child’s hand would be thick and bulky in a small size.
  • Think of all fingers individual objects to draw that are attached to the same base.

Hand Drawing Art Supplies

We have used the following art supplies in our hand drawing tutorials. You can suit yourself with what you can find.

  • 2B, 3B pencils
  • Sharpie
  • Sharpener and Erasers
  • Color Markers
  • Drawing charts or Sketchbook

We have video step by step tutorials with each pictorial tutorial. Check them as well to understand each step clearly.

Hand Line Art Step by Step Tutorial

Let’s start with the simplest one. It’s a tutorial for a simple line drawing of a hand. Keep in mind the tips as this is a man’s hand drawing.

Step 1:

Start with a line moving upward in the shape of a curve and then make a u-turn. It will be the thumb of the hand — figure 1.

Step 2:

Start from the u-turn after the previous step, draw a sharp bend and take the line back upward. Extend this line a bit more than the previous u-turn of the thumb. Then make a sharp bend and take it back below the start of the previous line and thumb origin. In between this line, draw small palm lines that naturally help us bend or rotate our fingers — Figure 2.

Step 3:

Now, start from the higher bend, extend it upward, and then an immediate u-turn. Take it rightward below near and then go back and make another higher u-turn. These are pinky and ring fingers. Draw irregular shapes like nails on both of these fingers — Figure 3.

Step 4:

Draw a third higher u-turn by repeating the process where we left in the previous step. Draw a nail on it just like before. Now you can see a thumb, side perspective of the palm, and three fingers of the hand, ending at the middle finger — Figure 4.

Step 5:

From the highest index finger drawn, draw the line below and outline the other side of the hand. Draw a small bend to represent the index finger — Figure 5.

There you have a simple line drawing of the hand.