How To Draw Anime Hands: Step-by-Step Drawing Tutorial

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With this article, we wanted to offer you a complete guide on how to draw anime and manga hands.

This Step-by-Step Drawing tutorial provides:

  • Clear steps to draw anime hands
  • 3 different Anime hand poses
  • How to draw Anime hands holding a mobile phone, a glass, and a mug

Stick with us till the end and I’m sure you’ll love it!

How to Draw Anime & Manga Hands

Step 1

Start by drawing an outline of the hand

 

drawing anime hands 1

 

Step 2

Draw a semi-curve where the fingers will be placed, then divide it into the three sections corresponding to the phalanges

 

drawing anime hands 2

 

Step 3

Then draw lines to indicate where the fingers will be placed

 

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Step 4

You can make reference circles assist you with the shape of the fingers

 

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Step 5

When drawing the fingers, remember that they are not straight, they have small curves, use the guidelines as a reference

 

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Step 6

You can erase the guidelines and draw the fingernails

 

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How To Draw Anime Hand Poses

Pose 1

Step 1

Draw a quasi-square for the palm of the hand and a semi-curve that will help us keep the hand from looking static

 

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Step 2

Draw a semi-curve where the palm connects to the fingers

 

how to draw anime hands 2

 

Step 3

Divide the shape into 3 sections that will correspond to the phalanges

 

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Step 4

Now we draw lines so that we know where to place the fingers. You can make reference circles assist you with the shapes

 

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Step 5

When drawing the fingers, remember that they are not straight, they have some curves, use the guidelines as a reference.

 

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Step 6

Erase the guidelines.

 

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Pose 2

Step 1

Start by drawing an outline of the hand using basic shapes

 

anime hands pose 1

Step 2

We draw shapes to help us position the fingers and know which way they will be pointing

 

anime hands pose 2

 

Step 3

Now we make lines to know where to locate the fingers

 

anime hands pose 3

 

Step 4

You can make reference circles assist you with the shape of the fingers

 

anime hands pose 4

Step 5

When drawing the fingers, remember that they are not straight, some bent fingers cover the palm and other do not, it will depend on your style

 

anime hands pose 5

 

Step 6

You can erase the guidelines and draw the fingernails

 

anime hands pose 6

 

Pose 3

Step 1

Start by drawing an outline of the hand using basic shapes

 

manga hands pose 1

 

Step 2

Draw a semi-curve where the fingers will be placed, then divide it into the 3 sections corresponding to the phalanges

 

manga hands pose 2

 

Step 3

Now we make lines to know where to place the fingers. In this pose, some fingers are less visible and are drawn behind the others.

 

manga hands pose 3

 

Step 4

You can make reference circles to assist you with the shape of the fingers. Since there are fingers that are almost invisible, you can skip some guide circles and just use the original guidelines.

 

manga hands pose 4

 

Step 5

When drawing the fingers, remember that they are not straight, they have small curves, use the guidelines as a reference

 

manga hands pose 5

 

Step 6

you can erase the guidelines and draw the fingernails

 

manga hands pose 6

 

How To Draw Anime Hands Holding Something

Anime hand holding a mobile phone

Step 1

We draw the hand before drawing the object. Start by drawing an outline of the hand using basic shapes.

 

How To Draw Anime Hands Holding Something 1

 

Step 2

Draw a semi-curve where the fingers will be placed

 

How To Draw Anime Hands Holding Something 2

 

Step 3

Now we make lines to know where to place the fingers. Even if there is a part of the fingers that will not be seen, it is necessary to draw it.

 

How To Draw Anime Hands Holding Something 3

 

Step 4

If you draw all the fingers you can better position the object in the hand

 

How To Draw Anime Hands Holding Something 4

 

Step 5

Draw the object with the orientation you want it to have

 

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Step 6

Erase the part of the fingers that you think will not be seen

 

How To Draw Anime Hands Holding Something 6

 

Anime hand holding a glass

Step 1

With this type of objects it is advisable to draw the object first to have a clearer idea of where to place the hand

 

How To Draw Manga Hands Holding Something 1

 

Step 2

We draw the shapes that will give us the reference position

 

How To Draw Manga Hands Holding Something 2

 

Step 3

Continue drawing following the steps you usually follow to draw a hand

 

How To Draw Manga Hands Holding Something 3

 

Step 4

Try to draw the fingers in such a way that emphasizes the fact that they are holding the glass

 

How To Draw Manga Hands Holding Something 4

 

Step 5

To give the fingers the appearance of grip make the curved part of the fingertips a little straight

 

How To Draw Manga Hands Holding Something 5

 

Step 6

Erase the guidelines

 

How To Draw Manga Hands Holding Something 6

 

Anime hand holding a mug

Step 1

With this type of objects it is advisable to draw the object first to have a clearer idea of where to place the hand

 

drawing anime and manga hands 1

 

Step 2

We draw the shapes that will give us the reference position

 

drawing anime and manga hands 2

 

Step 3

We draw the shapes that will give us the reference position

 

drawing anime and manga hands 3

 

Step 4

Continue drawing following the steps you usually follow to draw a hand

 

drawing anime and manga hands 4

 

Step 5

Try to draw the fingers in such a way that emphasizes the fact that they are holding the mug

 

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Step 6

Erase the guidelines

 

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Conclusion

Drawing Anime hands is not an easy task. There is a lot of complicated work to create stylized designs that are completely rooted in the real world.

Hands appear different from different angles and there is a lot of movement in the hands. But this is why the hands are extremely expressive and an ideal tool to communicate with viewers.

Consider what you would like to convey with a particular hand pose, (what does it say about the anime character you are drawing?) Then, find the appropriate gesture to use in your hands before completing the drawing.

While drawing anime hands isn’t easy, it can be a lot of fun. The simplification process is enjoyable – although it can be challenging at first, however, over time, it will result in a huge time saver, allowing you to communicate what matters to your target audience.

Most Anime and Manga reduce the complexity and detail that is the figure of a human being, his gesture, and his anatomy down to its most fundamental (and wonderful) components.