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Thursday, March 13, 2014

How To Draw A Hand Thumbs Up (Back view) Free Worksheet

This printable art lesson is a simple project for the young artist and will give confidence in drawing. Parents and teachers will find many ways to use this in class and at home.

FIRST A WORD OF ENCOURAGEMENT: If your drawing of the hand with thumbs up does not turn out the way you wanted do not give up you are learning to draw. Learning to draw takes practice so draw every day. Come back to this blog daily and print another lesson and sketch it. If you keep on sketching them in a short time you will be a good artist.

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 see the how to print tab above for helpful tips, or try one of the updated links below.

How To Draw a Hand Thumbs Up (back view) 

Here are two links that are updated to look better and print better.

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CLICK HERE for a PDF file.


This drawing of a hand with the thumbs up is seen from the back of the hand, which I think is the more natural view opposed to the palm view with the fingers curled in.

The hand has a box shape, so start with a large square that is slightly tilted down. The thumb is a square with an oval at the top. The wrist is a triangle shape. Use a rectangle for the sleeve. The fingers are curled back so they are shorter due to perspective. Start the fingers with a rectangle on the edge of the square.

Use a guideline for the knuckles and edge of the fingers. The guideline will curve from the top corner to the bottom corner of the square for the knuckles. The guideline for the fingers edge will start from the top corner of the rectangle to the bottom corner. Place ovals for the four knuckles on the guideline. Draw three lines for the fingers; the lines should go from the outside edge to between the knuckles. The ends of the fingers are the first joint and are slightly rounded

The thumb curves back at the joint which is half way up, so the lines curve around the outside of thumb joint, and inward at the inside fold.

Go over your drawing and give the outside edge a clean flowing look. Erase any extra lines.

Use shading technique to give the round appearance, and use shading to put in the veins and tendons. Add wrinkles around the thumb, knuckles and joints,

To see more free how to draw worksheets like this one click on the label for hand in the sidebar.

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