How to Draw Cartoon Hands


Drawing cartoon hands is very simple, because they are uncomplicated versions of a human hand. Cartoon hands have no details like fingernails and wrinkles, and many times, they only have three fingers.Here is how to draw the traditional, three-fingered, gloved hand that has long been popular with the cartoonists behind Looney Tunes and Disney characters like Bugs Bunny and Mickey Mouse.

  • Draw the thumb. The thumb is wider at the tip and slowly gets smaller as it reaches the end. The top of the thumb resembles an upside-down "U." It curves around into a hook-like shape.

  • Curve the top of the thumb into the first finger. The first finger is just a longer version of the thumb. It is also slightly wider at the tip.

  • Repeat the finger two times and curve down into the hand. The hand is a wide "U" shape that connects to the thumb.

  • Finish the hand by adding a wide "C" shape to the bottom of the hand to create the cuff of the glove.

Tips & Warnings

  • Cartoon hands can be as simple or as complex as you like. Remember, there are no set rules for your illustration style.
  • Adding another finger can make your hand look too bulky. This is why many cartoonists opt for the three-finger hand.

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