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Basic Hand Tutorial by Jeff-H Basic Hand Tutorial by Jeff-H
Basic Hand tutorial involving basic palm and side hand postures.

More tutorials can be found in my gallery, in the Tutorials folder.

Currently available tutorials:
Female figure
Basic Hand
Basic Expression
Arm Anatomy

Upcoming tutorials:
Hair Color
Hairstyles and Techniques
Leg, Thigh, and Ankles
Heads at an angle
Bodies at an angle
Basic Male Figure
Basic Foot
Landscapes (6 separate tutorials)
Materials (4 separate tutorials)
Gems and accessories
Coloring the body


Sometimes people ask me why I use such insanely meticulous and yet unnecessary measurements. The reason? Well, although I personally don't need to measure so incredibly carefully, it's not only extremely beneficial knowing the exact location (hence allowing me to make more accurate estimates), but because it's for your benefit as well.

I've seen a lot of tutorials that gave a nice explanation, but still forced me to estimate the distances and sizes. Those tutorials, while somewhat helpful, didn't allow me to improve my anatomy at all. I always wished there was some kind of exact comparison, some kind of exact tutorial, for me to use.

Now that I'm older and able to take measurements to myself, I used six different hands and studied them in order to come up with an approximate average. Although hands differ from person to person, understanding this approximate average would've helped me a lot in my earlier days. Since I can't find any tutorial with exact measurements, I can only make one myself.

EDIT: Wow! I never would have expected over 1000 favorites! Thanks folks :)

EDIT2: Thank you for 10,000 views!!!!
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AbyssalSerpent Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2014  Student General Artist
Thanks for the tutorial. It's pretty technical, just the way I like it! =)
Unit613 Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2013
Thank you for this
fuyu-oleander Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is very, very helpful! Thanks so much for making it!
NekoThunder Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Thanks for the tutorials! They will definitely help artists
ayame18 Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Wonderful tutorial, I love how detailed it is. Thank you for sharing it here! :clap:
mayshing Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2012  Professional Filmographer
i have seen a lot of hands tutorial, this one is exceptional.
Ravenhart Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2012
You've been featured! [link]
Bhiggo Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This will be a huge help.
ponykenso Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
now if only i actually gave what i drew hands...
<--- hoofed animals
Mr-Black-Bird Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2012
Wow, this is a very useful and in depth- tutorial. Don't worry about being "too meticulous" when it comes to tutorials there really is no such thing. As someone who has always struggled with drawing hands I can definitely see myself looking back to this as a reference.
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