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Wednesday, October 30, 2013

How To Draw A Hand Holding a Staff Worksheet.

This printable How to draw a hand will help give confidence in drawing the hand in a grasping position.

Parents, teachers and home school families will be able to use this in class and at home. It can help support a lesson on drawing. This worksheet can be given out as a class assignment or extra time activity. It could be sent home as an extra credit project.

FIRST, A WORD OF ENCOURAGEMENT: Do not get discouraged if your drawing of a hand holding a staff does not turn out as you hoped, you will have learned a little and your next picture will be better. Learning to draw takes practice so come back every day and chose another worksheet and if you keep drawing them in no time you will become a good artist. Some people are better sketching some things more than others try different projects soon you will find your talent.

To print the free worksheet below just highlight it and send it to your printer or save to your device to print later. if you have problems printing this see the how to print tab above, or try one of the updated links below.

How To Draw a Hand Holding a Staff Free Worksheet.

Here are two links to files that have been updated to look better and print better

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The hand starts as almost a square. Roughly place the staff as two long lines that go through the square, so the fingers will be wider at the front.  The wrist is narrower than the hand and the thumb edge of the hand slopes upward. The fingers are curved around the staff so the back knuckles form the outside edge; draw this as a curving line that will go past the edge of the staff. Use a second curving line to mark off the tips of the fingers.  You will be erasing these guidelines later.

The thumb is higher than the first finger. The first finger curves around a little. The fingers are not straight but bent a little where the knuckles are. There are wrinkles around the wrist and the back edge of the hand. There are wrinkles across the wrist, and on the palm of the hand and across the thumb muscle. Add the fingernails and remember there is some finger on each side of the fingernail.

Use shadow to give the hand roundness.

Draw the staff with a lot of lines for the wood grain.

There are two shadow lines down the wrist for the tendons

Illustration for How To Draw A Hand Holding Staff

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