What we will be drawing

Welcome, and thanks for checking out the how to draw a thumbs-up tutorial. Hands are always tricky, but that just means you need to practice them more. Here’s our take on the thumbs-up side view, enjoy!

How to draw a thumbs up

Step 1

The next few steps will be mapping out our underdrawing. These steps are crucial for hands, if you get them wrong our hands will look… weird. So take your time and don’t be afraid of that eraser.

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Step 2

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Step 3

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Step 4

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Step 5

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Step 6

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Step 7

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Step 8

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Step 9

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Step 10

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Step 13

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Step 14

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Step 15

If you’ve made it this far we have a good-looking thumbs up all inked and ready for colour. 👍

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Step 16

Skin colour is completely up to you.

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Step 17

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Step 18

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Step 19

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🎉 Finished Drawing 🎉

We hope you enjoyed this exercise in hand drawing practice. Hopefully, you can use what you learned to practice other hand gestures. The more you do it the easier it becomes. See you in the next one!

How to draw a thumbs up

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