Mastering Hands Part 1: A Beginner's Guide to Drawing Hands

Arleesha Yetzer, Watercolor Illustrator & Teacher

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9 Videos (41m)
    • Introduction

    • Using Reference

    • Materials

    • Basic Shapes of the Hand

    • Basic Shapes in 3D

    • Rhythm of the Hand

    • Example Hand #1

    • Example Hand #2

    • Class Project!


About This Class

At first glance, the art of drawing hands can seem intimidating and complex. While it is true that a hand is made up of many parts, creating beautiful hands can be fun, relaxing - and you can get started NOW!

In this class, you will learn:

  • How to break the human hand down into basic, geometric shapes
  • The rhythm of the hand - meaning the patterns of anatomy that all hands will follow
  • How the hand moves
  • How to draw hands from various angles

Hands may seem scary, but with a bit of knowledge and some practice, you’ll be enjoying the process of creating dynamic, graceful, or powerful hands in no time. Let’s do this!


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Great explanations! Thanks
Oh! Thanks!! It was super helpful :)
Great foundation for drawing hands. This is a good place to start in order to feel like you really can keep moving forward and improving your hand drawings. I am looking for the shapes and rhythm you showed us to look for, and I will keep drawing! Very motivating. Looking forward to part 2.





Arleesha Yetzer

Watercolor Illustrator & Teacher

Arleesha is a a self-taught artist who makes art about art things. She creates simply for the joy of the process and the thrill of new learning. 

Arleesha's greatest interests artistically usually revolve around the beauty of the human form. While she loves to explore a variety of mediums, her greatest skills lie in watercolor illustrations.