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September 12, 2023

How to Draw a Fist

Fists are one of the most commonly used hand gestures and they can be hard to draw for beginners. This article will provide you with a simple step by step process to help you draw a fist. We will start by creating a basic outline for the fist and then we will add the details to make it look more realistic. Then we will show you how to shade the fist and create depth in your drawing. So whether you are a beginner or an experienced artist, this article will be helpful for you.

First, we will draw a basic outline for the fist using a soft pencil like a 6B or a pastel or chalk. We will also use a blending tool to create smooth transitions between the shaded and light areas of the hand.

Next, we will add the fingers to the fist. Begin with the index and middle finger. The index finger should be a small half-round shape and the middle finger should be a bigger curve point. Next, we will draw the thumb and the ring and pinky fingers. The thumb should be a triangular shape and the ring and pinky fingers should have straight lines.

Lastly, we will add the shadows to the fist and add more detail to the fingers. We will also draw in the knuckles and wrinkles on the fingers. We will finish up the shading by comparing it to the source image and adding more shadows where necessary.