Phil Dimitriadis: How To Draw Hands
Phil Dimitriadis is the illustrator for Batman and he offers you his tricks and tips on how you can draw hands the way he does to give your action heroes a more convincing look.
The artist stationary he uses in this drawing tutorial are plain xerox paper, Prismacolor blue pencil, kneaded eraser and a Staedtler eraser. To draw hands the basic elements and shapes are covered by drawing a series of 3D rectangles to help break up the hands into components, and from this you will be able to begin to form a more realistic line drawing around them.
He uses a large sheet of paper and throughout the video guides you through his pencil drawing techniques with a selection of different hand poses again all using the geometric blocking technique. On all the different hand sketches he begins with light, faint pencil work until he feels comfortable enough to draw much more established darker lines.
The entire art tutorial is excellently narrated and time lapsed in areas to offer you the viewer optimum learning. So learn to draw hands the right way with learning from the professionals!