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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
Heads at an angle
Bodies at an angle
Basic Male Figure
Basic Foot
Eyes
Mouth
Nose
Landscapes (6 separate tutorials)
Materials (4 separate tutorials)
Gems and accessories
Coloring the body

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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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Burntusphur Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2014
thanks! this tut was really "handy". ey? ey? see what i did there?
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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! =)
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Unit613 Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2013
Thank you for this
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:iconfuyu-oleander:
fuyu-oleander Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is very, very helpful! Thanks so much for making it!
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NekoThunder Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Thanks for the tutorials! They will definitely help artists
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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:
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mayshing Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2012  Professional Filmographer
i have seen a lot of hands tutorial, this one is exceptional.
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Ravenhart Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
You've been featured! [link]
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Bhiggo Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This will be a huge help.
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ponykenso Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
now if only i actually gave what i drew hands...
<--- hoofed animals
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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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Jeff-H Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thanks for your support! I tend to babble a lot so the walls of text might be a bit daunting for some haha
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klydekiss Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2012   Digital Artist
Oooo great! My issue is that I cant draw hands on a body lol
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Jeff-H Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Haha, after reading your comment, I went right ahead and made my full arm-shoulder-hand tutorial. Watch out for it >:|
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klydekiss Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2012   Digital Artist
Lol! Alright =D I'll def look into that as soon as I have the chance! thanks!
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Frozen-Empire Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2012
Thanks for the help.
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Jeff-H Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks for your support
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omgitsangix3 Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
I love you.

sorry if that was too quick but this tutorial was magical
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Jeff-H Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks for your support :D
I'll respond to your love by giving you more magic :>
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omgitsangix3 Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
OMG I LOVE MAGIC 8D

and no probs <3
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clumsydemonwithfire Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2012   General Artist
this is really helpful! thank you for sharing!!!
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Jeff-H Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks, I hope to be of further help in the future~
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clumsydemonwithfire Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2012   General Artist
you're welcome! :D
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:iconzedna7:
Zedna7 Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Thanks for sharing ^^
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:iconjeff-h:
Jeff-H Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks for your support!
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Tsuna-Draken Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you so much :D
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Jeff-H Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Your welcome, glad to be of service :)
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portraitsketching Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2012
Nice! I really like the precise explanation of the proportions.
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:iconjeff-h:
Jeff-H Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks for your support :)
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GraphixS6 Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Pretty nice. Still kind of confused why it's in blenderartists' though...
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Jeff-H Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks. Every now and then I submit something to a wrong group without thinking, and it's surprisingly accepted anyways. :shrug:
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Starlikegirl Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
thank you! this will be helpful since hands are my biggest flaw
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Jeff-H Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thanks for your support :)
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Starlikegirl Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
you're welcome
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Yeonseb Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2012
Thank you so much, Is very helpful
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Jeff-H Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
glad to be of help :)
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Mamorucraft Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
nice :D that is very handy ;)
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Jeff-H Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ha! I see what you did there
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Mamorucraft Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
XD thank you
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ICanReachTheStars Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
Hello, here's your requested critique from #CritiCentrum! :)

Negatives
- Honestly I don't see ANYTHING I seriously have critique on. The explaination, the lay-out, the drawn examples, everything looks just fine; great even! One thing I'd say is that it sure is a lot of text, some people might not even bother reading it since it's so much, and go with just looking at the examples. Making the most important parts bold would be helpfull for the people who don't bother reading everything; bold text grabs the attention and so even these people will read the most important which are needed for drawing certain parts.

Positives
- To start with I was really glad to read how you used several hands to come up with these measurements, and how you also mentioned not every hand is/could be like this. People might start thinking drawing every hand goes like this so it's a good thing that you've mentioned right at the start that it's not.
- Nice, clean lay-out, the text is readable and a nice font is used. The text and pictures are placed in a nice way next to eachother, and it's clear which example belongs with which text.
- You clearly have a lot of knowledge about drawing hand and you are VERY good at drawing them aswell. This also shows in the examples and the tips and tricks on how to draw them. Especially the measurements is a great tip, most tutorials I've read don't mention much about it, while it's a quite important part.

So to sum it op, you've made a really great, good looking and very helpfull tutorial. It has a lot of text though, so making the important parts bold, underlined, etc would help to make it able to do not have to read everything. (In case a lazy person reads it haha.) I hope this was hepfull despite I couldn't give much critique ^^; Thank you for submitting to :iconcriticentrum:! :)
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Jeff-H Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I read this critique trying to hold back a really wide grin :)

Thanks for your support. I tend to ramble on my explanations so maybe I'll try using broken sentences?
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ICanReachTheStars Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
Haha I'm glad to hear so :aww:
You're welcome, and yes, I think that'd help :)
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yakkingyetis Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2012
i know how hard it is to make tutorials .. thanks so much !
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Jeff-H Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
And thank you for your support!
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sebazone Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2012
thanks a lot! ;)
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Jeff-H Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
More coming soon :) Thanks for your support!
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lamorghana Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
very good!
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Jeff-H Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks!
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Avakris Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2012
Very helpful, thank you! :D
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:iconjeff-h:
Jeff-H Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Appreciate your support :)
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