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BEFORE YOU BEGIN
It is good to understand the picture you are drawing so you can draw it correctly. We will draw this from looking straight onto the knuckles with a little of the back of the hand showing and the fingers to the first joint.
The hand from this view is slightly rectangular so draw lightly a rectangle, (you will erase this later so draw lightly). Just for reference draw a curving line from the top corner to an eighth of the way back on the bottom line, this is for the finger joint edge. Draw another curving line starting on the top of the rectangle at about 1/3rd from the back edge this line curves back and then forward to touch the bottom line at about 1/3rd. This is a reference line for the knuckles. Use a line to place mark the thumb and two lines for the wrist and back of the hand.
Mark off three points for the lines between the fingers, once you are sure they are evenly spaced draw a line from the marks back they should all end evenly below the thumb. Lightly draw circles for the four knuckles at the base of the fingers. Use an oval for the pad at the top of the thumb- the thumb is as tall as the distance from the top of the hand to the third knuckle. The outside edge of the fingers are joints, their shape is not flat and are not round they are angular and slightly rounded; draw this with three lines as if you were drawing a half circle with three straight lines.
REFINING THE DRAWING
Erase the extra lines. Go over the outside edge of the hand. The back of the hand is tilted down and is like a triangle. The bottom finger curves up from the wrist . There is a triangle fold of skin below the bottom finger's knuckle. The thumb looks like a stretched out peanut. There is a knuckle at the base of the thumb it looks like a bump on the top part of the back of the hand.
The bottom of the wrist is all in shadow. There is a little shadow between each finger and around the edges. The inside edge of the thumb is in shadow. The ends of the fingers are slightly shaded. Use shadows to draw the knuckles on the back of the hand. They look like triangles of shadow
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