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Sunday, March 9, 2014

Free How To Draw A Hand Thumbs Up, Front View. Worksheet.

This is a simplified lesson for a beginner artist. Parents, teachers, and homeschool families may use this in the classroom and personal use.

FIRST A WORD OF ENCOURAGEMENT: If your hand thumbs up does not turn out the way you had hoped do not give up. You are learning and each drawing you draw will be part of your memory forever and it will make the next drawing better. Learning to draw takes practice so come back every day and print off another worksheet and sketch another picture and before you know it you will be an artist. Some people have a talent for one type of drawing and not another so try different things.

The free worksheet below, and the project notes below may be printed by highlighting it and saving to a word doc or your device then send to your printer later; some printers work better if you first drag the image to your desktop and print from there. If you have problems printing see the how to print tab above for some tips or try one of the updated files below..

How To Draw A Hand With Thumbs Up (front view) Worksheet
CLICK HERE for an updated file that may work better on some printers.
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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 are not flat nor round but they are angular and slightly rounded; draw this with three lines as if you were drawing a half circle with three straight lines.

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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