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Hand and Fingers Resource Tutorial by ConceptCookie Hand and Fingers Resource Tutorial by ConceptCookie
The Hand and Fingers Reference and Resource by Tim Von Rueden

License: Creative Commons Attribution 3.0

Here is another handy resource to have at hand!

Follow the link for the free Hand and Fingers Reference Sheet Resource download:
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:iconobserver-of-reality:
Observer-of-Reality Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2015  Student General Artist
seriously the hand in the left corner
is that a photo??
btw very helpfull *^*
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:iconconceptcookie:
ConceptCookie Featured By Owner 5 days ago  Professional Digital Artist
haha nope not a photo! hope the resource helped!
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:iconobserver-of-reality:
Observer-of-Reality Featured By Owner 5 days ago  Student General Artist
woah thats..really amazing 0.0
and yes it totally helped thanks a lot man ♥
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ebaldych Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2014
That's a cool tutorial, but it lacks the most important and easiest method.
Place your left hand on the paper, take pencil into your right hand and draw around the shadow. Voila!
Seeing how there's only left hand in the picture, you used this one didn't you?
Sorry for mocking.
Great tutorials, helping a lot.
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OceanParadice Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2014
Hands can be VERY difficult and stubborn, but you make them look SOOOOOOOO easy!!!!
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The0rigin Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
The one hand in the corner looks really realistic, but I don't get why someone needs something like this if you have one on each arm xD 
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AmethystForge Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2014
hands are the most frequent thing I'm criticized on in my art.  thank you for this tutorial :D :D
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:iconthe-lost-hope:
The-Lost-Hope Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2014  Student General Artist
fav.me/d7s7n1y Referenced from this. Thanks for sharing!
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:iconprechoco:
prechoco Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2014  Student General Artist
Oh my gosh- thank you, thank you, thank you!!! :D
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:iconconceptcookie:
ConceptCookie Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
You are welcome, welcome, welcome ;]
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:iconprakorimas:
Prakorimas Featured By Owner May 1, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Another great tutorial! It will allow me to draw hands much more easily!

Thank you for sharing!
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:iconarahiriel:
Arahiriel Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2014  Professional General Artist
Wow, a very good hand tutorial.
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AbyssalSerpent Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2014  Student General Artist
Finally, a tutorial that mentions basic shapes and the golden ratio!
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multi08 Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
I really love your tutorials, but actually fingers don't look like that. The upper segments of the fingers don't bend down, they bend slightly upwards in a flat curve. Also while you name the right measurement in the green area, you don't follow that rule in the part about the bendy bits. And the lower bits of the fingers are not equally bend down in the single parts. segment 1 often has a bigger "belly", while segment 2 has the rounding closer to the end of the finger to make room for the "belly" of segment 1, segment 3 is made of 3 curves, often forming a little "lip" that is important for the grip and to be more flexible when touching things. 

I really appreciate that you provide free tutorial sheets, but they should be an accurate reference as well. 
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chuckles-the-cat Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
^Good points!
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:iconsmothness:
smothness Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2014
Hands are so hard! Thank you!
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:iconakemi-shin:
Akemi-shin Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Nice tutorial 

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:iconmissapiphany:
MissApiphany Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2013  Professional General Artist
YESSSSS~~~
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:iconanbuscream:
AnbuScream Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2013  Student General Artist
La la la la Thank You La la la la 
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:iconzalagath:
Zalagath Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Magnificent!!  
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:iconpiggy-tails:
piggy-tails Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Hands are a serious weakness of mine, thank you for such a wonderful reference, I've already noticed a few things that say "aha!" to me!
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KomatsuzakiAya Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I have longer finger :D ha ha
Cool tutorial !
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GUZMAN-TANCO Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2013
Thank you for the images, always they come well, also I am going to show them to my children.
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:iconevertonzomer:
Evertonzomer Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
many thanks man !
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whiteshadow13 Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2013
thank you so much! the breakdown to simple shapes that you do on your deviantions is simply great.
thank you!
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:iconfantasyaqua:
FantasyAqua Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you so much !
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:iconmaaronn:
Maaronn Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2013  Student Digital Artist
thankies!
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:iconjadeyfish:
Jadeyfish Featured By Owner May 20, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Very helpful, thank you :)
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:iconkame-pig:
KamE-pig Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
thanks a lot!
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Atrocious-Freak Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I love the people who make these guides - they are most helpful, especialy this one, since drawing hands is one of the hardest things, at least, for me it is :)
Cheers, matey :3
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:iconconceptcookie:
ConceptCookie Featured By Owner May 20, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks, glad to hear that!
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:iconagent-87:
Agent-87 Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks for this reference.
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:iconfishpaste89:
FisHPastE89 Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2013  Professional Interface Designer
thanks, i found the info about the knuckles and webbing most helpful! :)
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:iconconceptcookie:
ConceptCookie Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
great! glad to hear =]
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:iconteeziro:
teeziro Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
great! I will study with this. thanks!
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:iconelbuono:
Elbuono Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2013
Thanks for Tutorial.
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:iconlonemtnwolf:
Lonemtnwolf Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Very helpful, thanks! :D
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CrystalGears Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2013  Student General Artist
This is very well put together!
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darkestmelody Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This is possibly the best hand tutorial I have ever seen. Do you by any chance have some insights on the differences between male and female hands?

(Btw: 'handy resource to have at hand' ...I see what you did there xD)
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:iconconceptcookie:
ConceptCookie Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Wow, thank you! I was going to do a tutorial on that actually. Since female hands tend to be softer and with longer fingernails. But i also wanted to include young kids hands, babies, and elderly to really see the differences!
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elPatrixF Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Feel the magic of the pentagon! :la:
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:iconalexanj:
AlexanJ Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Wow, awesome, thanks!
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:icondavincho:
DAVINCHO Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
hey many thanks
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:iconcarreauline:
Carreauline Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
The pentagon shape did it! Hands are slowly getting better~ Thanks so much!
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:iconiansart2012:
iansart2012 Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
I find this helpful thanks a lot!
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:iconproudkian:
ProudKian Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2013
THANKS!!!! I have big problems drawing hands, you saved me xD
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:iconthelemonpiper:
thelemonpiper Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Fantastic reference. I rarely even think about the webbing between fingers.
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:iconneyut:
Neyut Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Good stuff but a little bit too 2D for me. It's hard to imagine the volume of the hand with only this.
I would like hands made out of boxes/wedges and cylinders more than your colored areas, only my opinion :meow:
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:iconjennerallen:
JennerAllen Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you for such a useful drawing tool. :)
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:iconsoralove:
SoraLove Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Really helpful, thank you! Seeing what works and what doesn't is awesome! ;P
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