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.
- Photo Credit Alina Bradford
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