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Hand exercises by Calvariae Hand exercises by Calvariae
I was just practicing drawing hands today. xD; I know it's not great, but I hope to improve of this. Each hand was drawn as quickly as possible, and with the least amount of erasing allowed. Most of them, I completed without erasing anything. I hope to continue this whenever I have time, and gradually improve .__.;

oAo Some hands look better than others, I guess. It was difficult because I was using only my left hand as reference. XD Maybe one day I'll be able to draw without reference, eyh?

Anyway, because I'm just practicing and in no way a professional, as you can probably tell, I suggest taht nobody uses this as reference. I'll scrap this, later.
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beaux-restes Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm also practicing how to draw hands too ^w^ this is a great example to refer to, what are you talking about ;P My friend today recommended that I use mainly circular shapes as guidelines and it really really helps a lot and simplifies things!
Poki-art Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
heheheh it's so often when i am drawing hand and taking my left as a reference :P i was mad because i sucked at hands, and decided to fill whole sheet with hands, i was taking reference from pics in my comp. i think i should do it again. and so do you! good luck! :) ps. those hands are way better than mine. rly. you are pro :)
ARTabstraction Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2010  Student Digital Artist
I srsly like it when people post stuff like this, full of hand references.
'cause it makes me feel better about the fact that I'm CONSTANTLY drawing hands, LOL.
teddibear16 Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2010  Student
Wow! Those hands are awesome! You should've done live long and prosper sign ;P lol. I'm jealous of your hand drawing skillz... :meow:
ryuukunrai Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
please please please please please please pleeeaeeaeeese draw more hand poses, i need more practice. and this is an extremely good reference
Calvariae Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2010
Noooooo XD! It's not good referenccceeeeeee. I'm practicing myself so, if you want reference, there are plently, more professional ones, outside of my gallery ^^
ryuukunrai Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
lol nah, it's great! it helps alot
Violet-Kitsune-Lila Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
great, fantastic that you're doing this
remember that the palm is basically an oval, with a smaller oval to the side where the thumb comes from. then the fingers fan out from the oval.
practice getting the overall shape to look right before the details.
Calvariae Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2010
8D No problem! I hope I've improved though. Only time for more improvement, right~? These exercises better help D:<
Violet-Kitsune-Lila Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
yeah i think you've improved, definitely C:
still room for a lot though! and i think they are helping.
Tigga-Jones Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2010  Hobbyist Filmographer
Wow, very nice. (: Looks great but now for some critique.

First Hand: Seems a bit too small compared with the other hands, but it may just be the angle it's at. You can't see the pinky very well.
Second Hand: Again, another good hand. It's a bit plump. :3
Third Hand: The thumb doesn't have much dimension or shape to it. So the fingers look kinda jumbled together.
Fourth Hand: Great! I'd just like to see more lines in the palm to make it look more realistic.
Fifth Hand: Perfect. The lines are there, the fingers are nice and solid, everything looks great (:
Sixth hand: Ooh. Another good one. The only complaint is the thumb is too thin.
Seventh Hand: This pose looks very hard to capture, the fingers are great, but the thumb goes down and sticks out kinda in that position - doesn't bend in like that much.
Eighth Hand: No complaints except the finger is a little too big. Thumb is fine.
Ninth Hand: Something about this seems very off, maybe how the hand cuts off a bit?
Tenth Hand: Perfect! The fingers look great, you can see the finger names. The pinky seems too thin though and somewhat pointed at the top.
Eleventh Hand: Oooh. This is good expect for the sides of the hands seem to bulge. Maybe our hands are much different, but mine doesn't seem to go out, just goes down straight from the fingers. So.. depends. xD Fingers are a bit too short. (See pinky)
Twelveth Hand: Nice, solid fingers and you can see the lines in the hand nicely. (: Good job.
Thirteenth Hand: Maybe make the thumb bigger? Otherwise nice. (:
Fourteenth Hand: Excellent! (: No complaints.
Calvariae Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2010
8D Thank you so much for the detailed critic! Before I can make a realy reply though, could you tell me in what direction you're numbering them in :3? Left --> Right, and Up to down?
Tigga-Jones Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2010  Hobbyist Filmographer
left to right. so it would go across one row, then left to right on the next row and so forth.
BottledWishes Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2010
Pretty hands. ; u ;
T3hSpoon Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2010
Yea... hand geometry is a real pain. 3 sets of bones for each finger, with different lengths, thicknesses and 5 bones to link them to the arm... And that's only the beginning! I feel ya, brother!.. I feel ya!

Well, you got right some of them anyways :)
Calvariae Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2010
I hope so! :3 If you have any specific crit, let me know ^^
Vodka-chan Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
That is a really good idea! I think it's pretty good already, drawing hands is a real pain in the ass! And you did it mostly without erasing, so congratulations! :aww: And it's really good you're gonna practice so much, it'll really pay off :meow: If I just had this much self-discipline... :XD:
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