Hands: Front View
Draw a vertical rectangle with curved edges and the bottom
end slightly smaller then the top. (Kinda look like an upside
down trapezoid). This will be the palm of the hand.
Then draw four small circles at the top end of the palm.
These represent the knuckles.
Add two lines at the bottom of the palm to get the wrist.
Then draw three arcs above the palm and knuckles.
Make sure the highest part of the arc will be above the
middle finger with the rest going downwards.
These arcs show where each of the joints are in the fingers
except the top arc which show where the fingers end.
Use your own hand as reference if you have to.
Extend the top most arc all the way down the left side of
the palm to make a left hand palm up (this is what I'll
be doing) or a right hand palm down OR extend the
top arc to the right to get the opposite effect.
Draw ovals one atop each other starting from the knuckles
to create the fingers. The oval length should range from
arc to arc.
Make sure you make them the same size as much as possible.
NOT like the figure on the upper right with one fat oval
in the middle. (Not unless the character has a disease of
Also, make sure the ovals overlap since those smaller circles
created represent the joints of the fingers.
Next, between the fingers, draw little valleys or upside
down arcs to join the fingers together.
At the left side of the palm, draw a triangle from a little
above the middle of the palm to the base of the palm to
start making the thumb.
Draw a small circle at the left base of the palm. Then draw
another circle at the point of the triangle. Join the two
circles with two lines to make a bone.
Now draw two ovals from the point of the triangle to the
arc. Try to make sure they meet somewhere in the middle.
Now draw the thumb based on the ovals and triangles.
Make sure you curve on the inside of the thumb at the top
side of the triangle.
And make sure to draw the little bump on the bottom
part of the thumb which represent the muscles.
Next, draw the rest of the fingers by drawing a line around
Now make any adjustments to the fingers before inking
it. Make sure you dry it first before erasing the pencil
marks as well.
Don't forget to add some lines at the joints of the fingers
(where the ovals meet) and any markings on the palm.
Note: Make sure the area between the fingers are not drawn
pointed shown at the upper right. Rather, draw them like
the one below it.
To make this into a palm down hand, just put nails at
the top of the fingers and don't draw the palm markings.
And knuckles are drawn with curved lines. Look at your hand
if you have to!