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Thursday, October 24, 2013

How To Draw A Hand Held Out With Palm Up.

This printable drawing worksheet is a simple project and is ideal for the beginner to help with the basic hand.

Parents and teachers may print the free drawing worksheet at the bottom and the project notes below for personal and class use for free.

FIRST, A WORD OF ENCOURAGEMENT: Learning how to draw takes practice, so come back every day and print off another drawing worksheet. If you draw every day in a short time you will be surprised at how good an artist you are. Do not get discouraged if the sketch of the hand palm up does not turn out the way you hoped, you are learning and the next drawing will be better. Some people have the talent for sketching some things and not others so try different subjects- you will find your special theme soon.

How To Draw A Hand with Palm Up Worksheet
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The hand has many parts so we look for ways to make it simple.

The palm is like a square, but not exactly.  If you can't draw a perfect square you have an advantage because the palm gets wider by the fingers and just a little narrow at the wrist. The top of the palm by the fingers is curved with a curve that goes across and a little extra down at the pinky finger end.

Before you try the fingers use three sweeping guidelines to mark off each knuckle and the tips of the finger. This works for the three center fingers but the pinky-finger is further down.
The first bone closest to the palm is a little longer than the other two bones. Each finger except the thumb is divided into three sections by the two knuckles. The muscle between these joints curves out a little. The bottom or the back is straight lines that may bend a little outward at the knuckle joints. The joints have wrinkles.

The thumb has only two bones and one joint. The back part of the thumb starts by the wrist and curves outward; the inside part closest to the palm can look like it is in the middle more or less since there is a lot of skin that folds or stretches.

There are a lot of wrinkles and lines in the palm but add them carefully and don't overdo it.

There are some balls of bone at the base of the fingers, use shading technique to show them. There are highs and lows in the hand by the thumb muscle, bowl of the palm, and the base near the wrist; use shading technique to show these but again do not overdo it.

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