When taking on a drawing challenge, one might be surprised to discover that the things we are most familiar with can be the most challenging to draw. Ask any artist who has attempted to draw human subjects, and they will likely share horror stories about drawing hands and fingers. Getting them to look right can be incredibly difficult.
That’s why we have created this step-by-step guide on how to draw fingers. We will show you just how easy and enjoyable it can be to draw this challenging subject. So let’s get started!
Step 1: Drawing the Thumb and Pinky Finger
To begin, we will be drawing a right hand with the palm facing us. Start by drawing a curved line for the left side of the pinky finger. Then, draw another curved line for the palm, followed by a slightly straighter line for the wrist. Use curved lines to draw the thumb, dividing it into several segments. Remember to refer closely to the image provided.
Step 2: Drawing the First Two Fingers
Continuing from the previous step, finish drawing the first two fingers. Use curved lines to create the segments of the pinky finger. Leave a small curved gap before drawing the curved outline of the second finger. Add a horizontal line underneath where the second finger will connect to the third finger in the next step.
Step 3: Adding Detail to the Ring Finger
In this step, we will focus on adding detail to the ring finger. Draw horizontal lines near the top of the ring finger, starting from the right side and not quite touching the left side. These lines should divide the ring finger into segments.
Step 4: Drawing the Remaining Fingers and Palm Details
Now that you have the hang of drawing fingers, it’s time to add the middle finger, index finger, and palm details. The middle finger should be the tallest, while the index finger should be similar in length to the ring finger. Draw two lines inside each finger to represent the segments. Add slightly wavy lines near the top of the palm for some additional detailing.
Step 5: Adding Final Details and Elements
Before adding color, there are a few final details to add. Draw two lines that form a Y shape near the center of the palm. Then, add horizontal curved lines near the top of the wrist. Feel free to add your own personal touch, such as changing the positioning of the fingers or adding rings or tattoos.
Step 6: Bringing Your Drawing to Life with Color
In this final step, it’s time to bring your fingers drawing to life with color. You can follow our suggested coloring method or use your own color choices. For a personal touch, consider replicating your own hand using your preferred art tools and mediums. Get creative and experiment with different colors and techniques.
3 More Tips to Make Drawing Fingers Easy
Drawing hands can be challenging, but here are a few extra tips to make it easier:
- Simplify: If the level of detail in this drawing feels overwhelming, try adopting a more cartoonish style. Eliminating some of the finer lines will make the drawing easier and more in line with your personal preferences.
- Plan with Pencil: Use a light pencil to plan out your drawing. Start with oval shapes for the palm and each finger, gradually adding more layers of details and refining the shapes.
- Use References: Take advantage of the perfect model right at your fingertips – your own hand! Use it as a reference for drawing smaller details or for creating different hand gestures or positions. You can also take a photo of your hand to use as a reference if desired.
Your Fingers Drawing is Complete!
Drawing fingers may have initially seemed challenging, but we hope this guide has shown you that it can be both easier and more enjoyable when you know what to do. Now that you have mastered this guide, let your creativity flow and make the drawing your own. Add your personal touch with rings, tattoos, or background elements.
Remember, this guide is just the start. Visit our website for more incredible drawing guides and be sure to share your finished fingers drawing on our Facebook and Pinterest pages. We can’t wait to see your amazing creations!