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How to Draw the Hand Step by Step- (Peace Sign) Pencil Drawing

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Published on Feb 5, 2010

Link- http://merrillk.com/index.php?part=fi... This is the second in a series of twenty videos, that will show you how to draw the hand in various poses. This video will specifically focus on the peace sign hand gesture. I broke the process down in to simple steps and I went the "extra mile" to make sure that EVERYONE could do it, even if you havent had much experience with art. The link in the videos description will take you to a web page with step by step instructions and a PDF Book that you could download and print for free..... Lets get ready to draw

As a general recommendation, pause the video at the end of each step and look at the reference image often.

Step 1: Draw the two fingertip shapes. Notice that the fingertip on the left is at a different angle than the fingertip on the right.
Step 2: Add the next two shapes. Notice that they are slightly longer than the fingertip shapes.
Step 3: Draw the trapezoid shape in addition to the two shapes that complete the fingers. Notice that the bottoms of the fingers are slightly longer than the mid sections of the fingers.
Step 4: Step four is a tricky step! Be sure to spend some extra observation time. Notice that the thumb overlaps the trapezoid shape. Also notice that the thumb in this position, resembles a flying saucer tilting to the side.....YES...a flying saucer with a thumbnail in it.
Step 5: Draw the traingle shape. Notice that it is directly below the V shape from the two fingers. Also notice the tiny shape that I made tp the right side of the thumb.
Step 6: Draw the tilted U shape, to the left of the triangle. Also, draw in the fingernail.
Step 7: Observe the picture to close the U shape from step 6.
Step 8: Add in the shape that I just added. It will eventually be a part of the pinky finger.
Step 9: Add in the fingertip and fingernail to complete the shape for the pinky finger.
Step 10: Add the triangle shape next to the pinky finger. This will eventually be part of the palm.
Step 11: Add in the shape for the lower palm.
Step 12: Observe the line that was just added. It is similar to the bottom of a cup. It starts at the middle of the ring finger and ends at the thumb shape from Step 4.
Step 13: Take some extra time to observe the line that I just added. Then, complete the shape for the bottom of the palm
Step 14: Now, take a second to observe the lines that I ALMOST totally erased.


SHADING

Step 15: Build the tones up slowly. Start cross hatching with an HB (#2) pencil.

Step 16: (NOT SHOWN) I use a blending stump to smudge my hatches. And then I do more hatching atop of the smudges.

Step 17: The darkest parts will be the triangle in the center and the areas on the edges of the right side of the hand (and fingers....see this developed in the next few steps).

Step 18: At this point I am using my darker (in tone) 2B, 3B, 4B and 5B pencils. I also use the eraser (A LOT) to create highlights.

Step 19: I always try to finish a drawing by smoothing it out by using the pencil, the eraser and the blending stub (tortillion).

Step 20: Finished!

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