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Drawing Hands with Steve Huston

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Steve Huston shows us how he draws dynamic and expressive hands. You can also check out my interview with him here: https://youtu.be/2Var92xzU_Y After my interview with Steve Huston (which I recommend you watch) he was kind enough to draw some hands for us. He shows how to break up the hands into basic interlocking forms and how to use cross hatching to get a 3D effect. Steve also recently published an instructional book on figure drawing. I think it’s a must have for every artist learning how to draw: http://amzn.to/2nD2AA4 Other Lessons on How to Draw Hands How to Draw Hand Bones: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rJjMiXlq9ns&list=PLtG4P3lq8RHExM4hzeEW2TRZTB88wKKYf Part 1 - Muscle Anatomy of the Hand https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7xsqbwu_nMI&index=2&list=PLtG4P3lq8RHExM4hzeEW2TRZTB88wKKYf Part 2 - Details for Realistic Hands! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a4qR2J5EL9M&list=PLtG4P3lq8RHExM4hzeEW2TRZTB88wKKYf&index=3 Part 3 - Drawing Hands from Imagination https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kV2e_v5Pqho&list=PLtG4P3lq8RHExM4hzeEW2TRZTB88wKKYf&index=9 Demos - Tips on Shading and Drawing Hands https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cx0a2H33Dfg&list=PLtG4P3lq8RHExM4hzeEW2TRZTB88wKKYf&index=8 Demos - How to Draw a Fist https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dd_1hAeQT-U&list=PLtG4P3lq8RHExM4hzeEW2TRZTB88wKKYf&index=10 Demos - How to Draw Cartoon Hands https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d-3v1HEmPOo&list=PLtG4P3lq8RHExM4hzeEW2TRZTB88wKKYf&index=11 Full Access to Premium Videos - http://www.proko.com/anatomy Don't miss new tutorials - http://www.proko.com/subscribe Course Package Deals - http://www.proko.com/package-deals Pose photo sets - http://www.proko.com/poses ----- FOLLOW PROKO: Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/prokotv Twitter - https://twitter.com/StanProkopenko Periscope - @proko Instagram - http://instagram.com/stanprokopenko Tumblr - http://stanprokopenko.tumblr.com/ Google+ - http://bit.ly/stangplus Email Newsletter- http://www.proko.com/subscribe ----- CREDITS: Host - Stan Prokopenko (http://www.stanprokopenko.com) Artist - Steve Huston (http://www.stevehustonart.com) Production Assistance - Sean Ramsey (http://www.peoplewhodrawstuff.com) Editing - Yana Popova, Sean Ramsey, Stan Prokopenko Music Used with Permission Intro - The Freak Fandango Orchestra #SteveHuston #DrawingDemo #Sketching
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Proko (1 year ago)
I’m putting together a bunch of demos for drawing the hands. I want to know what poses and variations you want to see. Reply to this comment to vote for one of these or suggest another: Holding Objects, Fists, Foreshortened Hands, Female Hands, Cartoon Hands.
The Sweet Shop (1 month ago)
Holding objects
Quarter Mile (1 year ago)
Proko legs LoL
inkDfist (1 year ago)
I things that one of the most difficult things to draw is the perspective, so I would find very helpful for everyone if you make a video just drawing hands in perspective, you know, front view of the fingers and some other possitions seen from the front. That would be amazing, please. By the way, great video, thanks
Kristinn Reinhard (1 year ago)
Imagine a mean and cranky wizard who is stretching out his crooked, gnarly hands to cast a spell on someone who annoys him. I've tried (very unsuccessfylly, I might add) to draw those hands from the wizard's pov. Thank you so much for your videos. You have taught me so much!! 😊
OrdinaryPen (1 year ago)
Proko Foreshortened hands and holding objects would be great! This is where I struggle drawing hands the most. I have to draw these every day to break them down because I'm so bad at these...
Haru Puff (6 days ago)
Steve taught my dad from private classes lol.
Doug G (21 days ago)
Repeat after me “BILLY....BADASS”
Doug G (21 days ago)
I would frame and cherish that sketch.
LunarX (28 days ago)
The second hand didn't look anything like the reference.
Tasty Sidewalk (1 month ago)
this guy is so smart what the heck
Holding Objects
Ruben Garcia (2 months ago)
He is so good I am reading his book thanks to one of your Vid thanks
Haxor Kid (3 months ago)
2:30 Never tough of that!
Awe (3 months ago)
love Steve's view on it all and ways to reason
Arnold Mountain (3 months ago)
After listening to Mr. Houston’s interview I was curious what kind of teacher he would be. And after watching this lesson I was not let down, he is amazing. I can see why you have such a high opinion of him, I only wish that more taught with his style.
Eduardo Manente (3 months ago)
Awesome class!
lulamidgeable (4 months ago)
Those are beautiful hands.
What's that weird set-up he's using? Where's his iPad??
Dmitry (9 months ago)
https://youtu.be/TyYCkesl2PE?t=955 – wedging shapes https://youtu.be/TyYCkesl2PE?t=1343 - overlapping shapes
Michal Macko (10 months ago)
The model of the pen is WATERMAN EXPERT BLACK LACQUER GT with EXTRA FINE nib.
Ashen Deku (1 year ago)
Wow this was so helpful. I learn better from demos than anything else.
ky to (1 year ago)
Your video is very helpful in term of explaining the plane and how to utilize it in a right way! THANKS A LOT
Ringle Chao (1 year ago)
River View (1 year ago)
It feels like I'm learning from Optimus Prime. lol. I really like his voice. And I also like the philosophy that he has on his drawings. It's not like one of those Tutorials on Proko channel. It's not about just how you draw hands. Or anatomy of hand. That's what makes this vid special I guess.
Furqan Thamer (1 year ago)
This is not learn
Pillowzzz Box34 (1 year ago)
I have such an issue with hands. steve needs to write a book. art book. I'll have to also need to study your anatomy of hands. I am in the process of buying figure drawing author is hampton..something like that name.
mike haisell (1 year ago)
Did he say pit and egg when he drew the thumb?
Kaiting Chuang (1 year ago)
I could watching him doing this all day! What he's saying is quite deep, and interesting. Like there's meaning to every stroke, not just to make it pretty. Maybe it's because I'm such a beginner here.
STIMULUS (1 year ago)
Exiled Soul (1 year ago)
he sounds like Mark Crilley xD
LUCABUGA (1 year ago)
Honestly Hutton provides the best learning videos I've ever seen
Chintan Pasad (1 year ago)
make a video on leg and feet
Chilled Unicorns (1 year ago)
what type of white color pencil is that?
RUDOLF ke (1 year ago)
уходим отсюда пачаны
Art by Julia Blakita (1 year ago)
Good Job! :)
Cristian Guzmàn (1 year ago)
Great great video !! thank you so much for bringing in such an incredible master !! Thank you all of you :D
Miccoli Official (1 year ago)
Nice video, really enjoyed it. Thanks for uploading. Much Love Miccoli
L vV (1 year ago)
Love Steve Huston Videos! More please!
bzwatching (1 year ago)
Thanks for the demo. Does the direction of the hatching line matter? Mr. Huston does his from upper left to lower right. Can I do it from lower left to upper right? (on the same drawings in the demo)
Mathilda (10 months ago)
Tapa Hoover I think it's also because he's drawing with his left hand. Drawing diagonal from up left to low right is more comfortable for the wrist and arm than the diagonal up right to low left.
Tapa Hoover (1 year ago)
bzwatching For hatching, either make all your lines follows the form, or follow the light. In the first example (still watching) he goes left down right because that's the way the light is shining down as well.
OrdinaryPen (1 year ago)
I like how the fingers he draws look like actual fingers...I can't get mine to look genuine. I struggle with drawing knuckles.
Socrates (1 year ago)
I love this video
amaraojiji (1 year ago)
Absolutely amazing drawing and explanation! Please, please make more videos with him. I really love how he explains motivation behind his strokes.
Luciana (1 year ago)
Amazing video! Not an anatomy tutorial but it really helps you understand not only how hands work, but our bodies in general
TheComposerShow (1 year ago)
I enjoyed this entire video, but, strangely, the drawing theory that Steve began at 24:50 was one of my favorite snippets. In addition to that, I write exclusively with fountain pens on a daily basis, but when drawing traditional it's usually graphite, Conté Pierre Noir, a Windsor & Newton brush for inking, etc...filling up a sketchbook of just my fountain pen has always been on my artist bucket list (so to speak). This video fuels me into making that happen. Thanks Steve & Stan.
JACorrenti (1 year ago)
Extremely helpful. I think the biggest issue I have with anatomy, and not just the hands, is the design invention of it. Too many times i go into "detail overload", drawing what I think i see and never considering what to include and not include, and how to approach my line outside of contour
Elyanora-Sofie B.R. (1 year ago)
Can you try learn us how to draw a plus size people? And can you learn us how to draw different eye shape, nose shape, faces, ears, mouth and eyebrows?
Addie Brice (1 year ago)
Is this another trick proko?
Proko (1 year ago)
+Addie Brice haha no. Steve likes to keep it real.
Leo dos Santos (1 year ago)
Thanks Proko, I appreciate so much this amazing teacher.
Clemens Kindermann (1 year ago)
Looking foward to you coming out with lessons about legs and feet. :-)
Marlon Rodriguez (1 year ago)
I like the Superman hands where you see the first from the front.
Khalid Dinar (1 year ago)
What a treat! please more of this, anything, anything anything anything related to Steve Huston is GREATLY appreciated. Lovely effort Proko, Thank you so much man!
Tin Andonovski (1 year ago)
where can I find all these hand photos?
Tin Andonovski (1 year ago)
Sean Ramsey thank you very much, i'll check the page
Sean Ramsey (1 year ago)
I believe they are in the Sekaa model pack at www.proko.com/poses
오겡끼데스까 (1 year ago)
초보가 따라하긴 힘든 방법
Alphawolfinify (1 year ago)
love this tutorial it´s so"fist"icated
Dmitry Rudenko (1 year ago)
Thank you! This is very useful! This video actually gave me a lot of tips to improve. I recommend to watch it some couple of times
Davin Saputra (1 year ago)
pls more of this man proko :>
solenial (1 year ago)
How to lay out and remember (think?) about the underlying structure of the hand and understand it so that you can draw it from any direction, position. or pose.
Sufi (1 year ago)
why am i watching this shit? bye
Davin Saputra (1 year ago)
Grenader (1 year ago)
Great video, I know Steve Huston from Masters Academy
Maggie Fratkin (1 year ago)
Foreshortened hands. Female hands. Holding objects.
Peter Jackson (1 year ago)
Anyone knows the name of the pen he used, or any similar pen for sketching ?
Abdalla Khattab (1 year ago)
he said its gonna be usefull
Jon Andrews (1 year ago)
Excellent. Lots to ponder.
S. Oliver (1 year ago)
To me it is always weird seeing somebody drawing with his or her left hand :D But it was definetly helpful! Thanks for this and for upcoming videos ^^
Siddharth Chauhan (1 year ago)
I love this video. Finally, someone addresses suggesting values via lines. Crosshatching is one of my favorite things.
AlexTehGr8 (1 year ago)
Here's the biggest tip for everyone I can offer: Block out your shapes first and look at the angles of the shape. Don't detail until it looks fantastic with only a few shapes
hTKO (1 year ago)
Awesome video. Love Steve Huston's art. He kinda reminds me of Jigsaw
Doug G (21 days ago)
Haha! He does:)
Khalid Dinar (1 year ago)
shit i won't be able to unsee that now
dias.piano (1 year ago)
hTKO loool thats so truee haha
Fishu (1 year ago)
Thank you for yet another wonderful video! It has helped me understood more on how to approach drawing hands. Would love to see how to tackle drawing fingers in a video since I am quite weak at drawing fingers and the joints..
Ivan-Lev Polezhaev (1 year ago)
yeeeah, I reaaaly liked Steve Huston last time. Now I see that he is left-handed too. Wow. What a cool man ^___^
maudjdraw art (1 year ago)
Great mam♡¤ saludos desde Venezuela▪▪
Soohoon Choi (1 year ago)
love this! so helpful
rick marshall (1 year ago)
22:32 "and its going to help me feel the, uh, *_'go-awayness'_* quality." Beautiful hands.
For those that are wondering about the "Oatmeal Paper": The paper is actually from a Scrapbook and the pages are Oatmeal color. Steve Huston likes to use Scrapbook paper because its heavy enough for gouache painting. If you saw Proko's FB page, he posted pictures of Steve's sketchbooks and some of those had figure painting in gouache. Also he uses Winsor & Newton Designers Gouache if anyone is interested.
John Park (1 year ago)
https://www.cottonwoodarts.com/ This site has some good tonal sketchbooks if anyone is interested.
Dj Ghoul TOUCH (1 year ago)
This goes in this from this and one from from. N\gga what? 😂
I liked to draw hands too, the size of the sides has been my maximum problem.
Foturkey (1 year ago)
There are technicians, and then there are artists. Houston is both. 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻
IggyReilly (1 year ago)
Hi Stan, thanks for posting this video. I am curious about the camera set up that you have to record Steve's sketching. What do you use and how do you set it up?
Sean Ramsey (1 year ago)
It's a GoPro setup that Stan built. He used the same setup in the Stephen Silver video.
lilbluestem (1 year ago)
I saw the setup in those first shots, and I'm really curious too!
thatsnotchocolat (1 year ago)
Based Steve Huston
Haji Draws (1 year ago)
@Proko, please do more of those with him. I actually am not an artist (yet) and I never drawn anything other than frustrating doodles, but I'm finally learning and practicing it correctly and the way Steve draws, his shading process with cross hatching and the way he explained the shapes, etc was very helpful. One of the best shape and gesture breakdown I've seen so far. I mean in a broad way, not hand related.
Franki (1 year ago)
you can tell this man is an expert, and hes amazing
procrast (1 year ago)
too much shading, drawing where you at?
Šimon Hrbek (1 year ago)
Drawing is defined by its use of line. If you meant drawing with contour lines, that's not any more of a drawing, that's just drawing of a worse quality.
MrSuamps 5000 (1 year ago)
What are you talking about, he is drawing the entire video...
Sebastian Tinajero (1 year ago)
Woooooo!! I had literally just finished watching the drawing demo video by Glenn vilppu
jhgvghikh (1 year ago)
incredible pen
Gorec Vladimirovich (1 year ago)
I wish you could made a unit about legs anatomy.Proko,are you going to made legs anatomy in next times?
Esfandiyar (1 year ago)
if you want know about all of part human anatomy buy this book https://www.amazon.com/Bridgmans-Drawing-Dover-Anatomy-Artists/dp/0486227103
Sean Ramsey (1 year ago)
Yep, legs will come out after the arms are done.
Hubert Piotrowski (1 year ago)
honestly... it doesn't really helped me
Sandy Nguyen (1 year ago)
Study perspective, study how objects move in space, how things overlap. It'll help you understand why the hand looks like the way it is in different angles. Then memorize the basic shapes of the hand. After that, practice a shit ton. Try to be mindful of what you are doing.
Tiago D'Agostini (1 year ago)
Foprthat you need to understand the hand.. the best way to udnerstand the hand is to draw from a picture or live and paying attention on understanding what you are drawing.
Tis I Never Fear (1 year ago)
Hubert Piotrowski dont look for aomething easy. look for something hard. make mistakes, and learn. after a while, you wont make the same mistakes, and eventually, instead of trying to make something easy, you can draw something skillful.
general_iroh _0675 (1 year ago)
glenn vilppu helped me when I was so frustrated in drawing , so it might work for you too if you look him up ,
Hubert Piotrowski (1 year ago)
978tib I know :) and i'm still practicing my drawing skill. but i thought about something what can make hands easyer to draw. like gesture for drawings of body.
Summer Tree (1 year ago)
Thank you!!
yume (1 year ago)
thx a lot <3
Cobalto 60 (1 year ago)
I would love to just chat with Steve. He is so wise, skilled and funny. Thanks Proko for sharing this and the interview with us.
Krispy Art (1 year ago)
Oh man chatting with Steve would be a dream. Could talk not only about art but also lifting! That guy was SWOLE in his prime!
Ludmila Kosenko (1 year ago)
Very much appreciated this "show and tell!" Wonderful communicator. Learned something new. Loved Steve's gestures and his wording describing what he was doing and why. Thank you Steve! :)
tulextreme (1 year ago)
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What You See ? (1 year ago)
such a "handy" video Mr Proko, Steve is an amazing instructor! you deserved a high five for sure 🖐
Madison XYZ (1 year ago)
What You See ? I always love it when an artist lends a helping hand.
dias.piano (1 year ago)
What You See ? Well I gota hand it to you.
Neelzen (1 year ago)
What You See ? so many puns ... hands down.
What You See ? (1 year ago)
dias.piano never so many hands puns, NEVER!!
dias.piano (1 year ago)
so many puns
Xshot4Games (1 year ago)
Nice i like this
Asha Apple (1 year ago)
cutie trash (1 year ago)
this is really helpful!! :')
haters gonna hate (1 year ago)

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