How to Draw CARTOON Hands
How To Draw CARTOON Hands 🙌
This is a handy reference guide for all character designers, animators and cartoonists.
Hands are notoriously difficult to render but are at the same time an incredibly important part of a character’s expression. This means that being able to render them from any angle and in any pose is extremely important in creating more expressive characters. So to help you achieve this, How To Draw CARTOON Hands consists of 3 parts:
1. Simplifying anatomy
The first part of the book demonstrates my 4-step method for learning to simplify the anatomy of a real hand.
2. Using basic shapes
Next, we cover the importance of breaking down the cartoon hand into simple building blocks. By doing so, you'll be able to render the hand from any angle and in any gesture.
3. Quick reference
Last is a reference library of cartoon hands, rendered in a multitude of poses and gestures. This section is organised by hand positions and intended for quickly referencing a troublesome angle!
4. BONUS - Further reading
As a bonus, I've also included my favourite resources to further your understanding of hands, anatomy and drawing for animation.
This handy little guide will become invaluable to you as a go-to reference for drawing cartoon hands. If you find it useful, please leave a review!
About Me 👋
Over the course of 6 years, I had the privilege to work as part of a BAFTA award-winning team, working with most of today's major children's TV brands including Disney, Nickelodeon, CBBC CBeebies, Boomerang and Sesame Workshop. Certainly one of the highlights of my career was creating the characters for one of the UK's best-loved children's TV shows Tee & Mo. I'm now a senior web developer, so I have nothing to hide. Becoming a proficient character designer and animator is a lifelong journey like any art. And while I have lots to learn I also have lots to share. These resources aim to share everything I learned as a professional character designer and animator.
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