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How to Draw Cartoon Hands (Comic, Cartoon, and Mickey Mouse)

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Learn all about how to draw 3 cartoon styles of hands. I’ll go over the classic Mickey Mouse glove, general cartoon hands, and comic book hands. Want to learn about the anatomy of the hand? Check out the premium course - http://proko.com/anatomy All of my hand lessons so far have covered how to draw realistic hands. I’ve broken down the anatomy and details of the hands and have shown you examples on how to invent them from imagination. But what if you only want to draw simple hands? Is there an easier method for drawing them? Well, cartoons are just exaggerations of reality. To exaggerate the hand, you have to know the hand. So while this lesson helps simplify the hands for you, it’s important for you watch the other lessons to understand the hands. PROKO STORE - http://www.proko.com/store PREVIOUS LESSONS: 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: Artist | Instructor | Producer - Stan Prokopenko (http://www.stanprokopenko.com) Script - Jesse Martel (http://jessemartel.com), Stan Prokopenko Production Assistance - Sean Ramsey (http://www.peoplewhodrawstuff.com), Brandon Storer Editing - Dzmitry Tsydzik (http://white-agency.com), Sean Ramsey, Stan Prokopenko Featured Art - Disney’s Mickey Mouse, Pinnochio, The Goofy Movie, Toby Shelton, Futurama, Kids Next Door, Sonic the Hedgehog, Tarzan, Beauty and the Beast, Glen Keane, Battle Chasers, The Emporer’s New Groove, Atlantis: The Lost Empire, Moana, Wreck it Ralph, The Sword in the Stone, Loony Tunes, The Iron Giant, How to Train your Dragon, Superman, Dragon Ball Z, Deadpool, Prez, Calvin and Hobbes, Cowboy Bebop, Akira, Fiona Staples Voice Actors - Marshall Vandruff Models - Marshall Vandruff Music Used with Permission Intro - The Freak Fandango Orchestra Sound Effects - http://www.freesfx.co.uk "Ain't No Friend of Mine" by Bryan Teoh http://sleepfacingwest.com/ A Minor Jazz by Brett Van Donsel is licensed under a Creative Commons License. "Jazzy Frenchy" by Bensound bensound.com #DrawingHands #CartoonHands #HowToDraw
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Text Comments (189)
Proko (1 year ago)
Which cartoon/comic character has the best hands?
graal.1 (3 months ago)
knuckles the echidna's hands
Dominik Černý (4 months ago)
Patrick from spongebob
Aayush Rawat (5 months ago)
Proko i am Batman
Universe Artist (7 months ago)
Proko Yzma!!
ake staaf (7 months ago)
Mickey mouse!
ツAri (26 days ago)
Lmao when I saw the thumbnail I thought this was a draw with jazz’s video. Great job making this!
LunarX (27 days ago)
I like the cartoon where the dogs talk.
Sasha The Wolf (1 month ago)
thanks it helped with my emo drawings!
matt Marshall (2 months ago)
Well with me and drawing hands lets just say I have a lot of "handy" notes HA
Murphy Mutt (2 months ago)
1st hands are my favorite.
karon minor (2 months ago)
I absolutely love the mickey mouse hands
ֆӄʏʟɛʀ. (2 months ago)
When u say ur name fast it’s sounds like bro code
Chocopotts King (4 months ago)
you should say rubber hose hands FELIX THE CAT AND OSWALD AND MINOR CHARACTERS (forgot Popeye and Bettie Boop but u get the general idea)like KOKO THE CLOWN ALSO GO INTO THAT SECTION JUST BECAUSE THEY WERENT AS SUCCESFUL DOESNT MEAN THEY SHOULD BE FORGOTTEN (also other characters like Donald duck Goofy flip the frog etc..)
Paul Fisher Media (5 months ago)
man even the simple mickey mouse hands are so hard.. getting each finger size and proportion right
Jose Gomez (5 months ago)
Does anyone know what program he's using for drawing ?
Nelida Rodriguez (5 months ago)
mickey
Tycini1 (5 months ago)
7:24 The art that was killed, and then anime took over.
RE Productions (5 months ago)
1:38 Notice how at the left side, the ✊is above the ☝️
Micah Buzan (6 months ago)
You're really good at both drawing and teaching.
Sansy (6 months ago)
thanks! I am a good drawer now!
Hector Martinez Flores (6 months ago)
Cartoon Must not look like people.
Game Guardian (6 months ago)
Teach us how to draw a body in dinamic and flexible moves
Hi ImApples2006 (6 months ago)
Thanks this helped me a lot also did you really fart?
Dank - a - licious (7 months ago)
Thank you
Mr Mystery (7 months ago)
9:31 looks like 2Ds hands :>
Edupm Da Dog (8 months ago)
2:05 what's the song name?
Hugo S (6 months ago)
Edupm Da Dog braziers by mia khalifa
dragonfire810 (8 months ago)
How to draw Dragons in Disney Style?
SC4RCH (8 months ago)
Finally, this is what I need lol
stank fist (9 months ago)
Glad i found this
Cookie Master forever (9 months ago)
Omgggg the beginning is cute
Rexaley (9 months ago)
Who knew that fingers have expressions
Golden Trap (10 months ago)
Oh my god thank you
sleepy gamer (10 months ago)
thanx
ai i (10 months ago)
And *people say anime and manga isn't art.* Or that it *requires little to no skill.* Well I'm just gonna continue in the style I like. I'll do my best with anatomy. Regardless of whether people look down on it cuz it's anime-like.
Tycini1 (5 months ago)
How about you do ya thing, but deny any connections to anime and manga? Why do you want to give credit to Japan for your art?
Shotin FPSuser (8 months ago)
I like anime And manga But im PRETTY sure It is a way more simplified style. BUT that is usually The Original style of Most known. As Many artists sometimes make their characters more detailed.
Vincent 2099 (9 months ago)
ai i well y9u see. It's a good idea to study real anatomy first, then tweak it to suit your own style.
Spikes Voltage (10 months ago)
ai i It requires a good bit of skill and a lot of practice. I’ve been drawing in an anime-like style for about 2 years, and comparing my art then to where I am now, I’ve improved greatly. Heck, I’m still learning a lot of different things (which is why I’m watching this video).
fart jokes... yeah...
Tycini1 (5 months ago)
I cringed at that part
Proto Type (10 months ago)
Any body know what the character on the left is at 6:09 ?
Sean Ramsey (6 months ago)
She's from the show Kids Next Door
Boy Toy (11 months ago)
Daamn Disney is so uptight and family friendly they even took out mickey's fuck you finger...real nice disney real nice
Derpology (11 months ago)
What did you use to draw these?
Shiki Suzume (11 months ago)
I'm here just to design my cuphead oc
nut_ shell (11 months ago)
well this was handy
Bacon Cherry (11 months ago)
you really are a helping hand, plus you look handsome you know?
Bartolomé Terrizzano (5 months ago)
Oh, gotta write down those puns. They might come in handy later
Shotin FPSuser (8 months ago)
._.
Chili Dog (1 year ago)
6:46 (When you draw the hands just right)
Giho (1 year ago)
Alguien sabe porque el titulo es en español ;-;
Bartolomé Terrizzano (5 months ago)
Probablemente activaste el 'traducir está página' sin querer
Two Feathers (8 months ago)
What
Giho (1 year ago)
Oc :u
emily sencion (1 year ago)
Jack' Drawn 54 no :v
John F Willis (1 year ago)
Cartoon hands rool.
laz-lo (1 year ago)
I just realized... 3D-animated disney movies would look so much better as 2d cartoons.
Tycini1 (5 months ago)
They were like "Wake up you need to make money" when cancelling 2d animation.
The Klefki Authority (1 year ago)
I hate having to draw hands
RockaPop (1 year ago)
No I'm not gonna fucking sketch
Shotin FPSuser (8 months ago)
Cool.
Cierra Moses (1 year ago)
at 8:33 it looked like a bird from some Disney movie 😂
scotcampbellart (1 year ago)
You're so good! Love it!
Mallyoo (1 year ago)
Micky Mouse hand are the standard cartoon hands
Mercury.Nights (1 year ago)
This was really handy.
TaRoya Hollis (1 year ago)
Here's an idea Proko learning to exaggerate a cartoon torso video! Please??
Reem Camargo (1 year ago)
Hi Stan, at first hand I would like to thank you for all this videos. I have been sudyng most of your video lessons as well in various Anatomy books for artists and I havent found any detailed information about lower limbs or pelvic muscles yet. I would love to see videos that adress to that second half of the body as well as feet with all that exmples, metaphores, geometrical simplifacations, incertion points and boney landmarks tips that you give. You have helped me a lot and It would be amazing lo lern from you about this topics. Thanks
Sossy 64 (1 year ago)
This video is really handy 😂😂
Storytime For Kids (1 year ago)
Wow! that was a great video. Just found you channel.
Dramawind (1 year ago)
Does anyone else whistle along with the Proko intro every time?
Left Handers Rule (1 year ago)
Please do a video on drawing feet! I can draw from the ankles up but not the feet!!!
Gorec Vladimirovich (1 year ago)
Proko,when will you make a group of videos about legs?
Sean Ramsey (1 year ago)
After the Arm Critiques
Othmane el jacfi (1 year ago)
hello Proko, i don't know if you will read this comment or not, but maybe it will be a good idea to make short video on how to draw simple shape and some exercices to help improve very basic skills, like drawin straight line, circles etc...
Nicole P (1 year ago)
Are there any artists or cartoonists that draw in a similar style as that stylized hand drawing style?
alvin jones (1 year ago)
AWESOME!!!
محمد Mohammed (1 year ago)
you just made me draw something in two minutes I thought would take me ages to learn...... you'r the best
Imran Aanjan (1 year ago)
Sir you are amazing love you
The Satopian (1 year ago)
Q: Cartoon creators are all seem to be different? Do i need to learn all anatomy or a little bit of its knowledge is enough for drawing cartoon?
shaun lee (1 year ago)
10 years of art school and I still struggled with hands but 10 mins with this video and I've finally got it ! Thank you
Silver Son (1 year ago)
shaun lee wow that was simple
Bird Sandwich (1 year ago)
you have helped me so much ,thank you
Stevianto OS (1 year ago)
i'm glad to waiting your leg anatomy studies proko!
White Chocolate (1 year ago)
Hi
I need a hug (1 year ago)
Could you teach me to draw some mechanical thing like power armor from fallout
Whillis (1 year ago)
Wow you're amazing! +1 sub!!
House of Otaku (1 year ago)
Do you have a how to draw legs series coming soon?
Sean Ramsey (1 year ago)
Yep, after the hand critique video he'll start doing leg anatomy.
Mizo (1 year ago)
i would really like to see a tutorial for how to construct successful hands and feet gesture like the bean for torso, since drawing a good hands or feet is useless without gesture
A MORAIS (1 year ago)
Proko... you are awesome.
Darth Vader (1 year ago)
3:50 was taken from Preston Blair's book, Cartoon Animation.
김도형 (1 year ago)
Hey Proko when will you give us LEG lesson?? I wanna draw leg ㅠ.ㅠ
James Burnette (1 year ago)
Stan is that a Houdini VFX tornado at the start?
TASHA69xx (1 year ago)
Disney Mickey Mouse and studied ghibli
Xx Bird (1 year ago)
You did not teach us legs
Cloud Catcher (1 year ago)
When Proko says"If you don`t want your drawings look like this" and thn shows the picture of nonanatomical person I always think "That`s a pasterpiece, like Picasso`s drawings"
Shotin FPSuser (8 months ago)
Picasso Was way better. Cleaner. While also having An abstract look.
BearWithMe (1 year ago)
funnily enough the drawing at the end that we dont want our drawings to turn out like is what sells for 1000s in abstract gallery shows 😕
Adam Cianciola (1 year ago)
lol the butt crack of the hand, perfect balance of comedy and education! Keep it up Stan! :D
timmykwee (1 year ago)
LOLOLED at 4:57
Zoe Bataille (1 year ago)
Hy proko could you make more cartoon videos cause i love that style!!
Phuong. com (1 year ago)
Thanks you Proko
armesi (1 year ago)
Mickey Mouse hands, also known as: Cease and Desist hands
Pampd (1 year ago)
I don't know why, but I expected an animated Proko in the three different styles he was talking about.....just me? Okay. Anyhow fantastic tutorial once more, Proko! The quality just keeps rising with each new video you upload. :D
Sarah Davies (1 year ago)
Oh Lawd...."hand butts"? I'll never look at my hands the same way again. :) :). Great tutorial - thanks for sharing.
amogh sharma (1 year ago)
when will the masterpiece series start
Sean Ramsey (1 year ago)
It's coming! Lots of footage to go through first though.
Hafizh Arbi (1 year ago)
Mickey cant flip the bird
Shotin FPSuser (8 months ago)
Yeh he can. His finger is LITERALLY the middle finger. Its in the middle.
rhoharane (1 year ago)
was Marshall voicing Mickey?
Sean Ramsey (1 year ago)
Yep : )
GrinderMagee (1 year ago)
Proko, fine art tips, and butt and fart jokes, all in one place!
Celeste Thoms (1 year ago)
Thanks for this. Your anatomy courses are the best, but no one teaches how to simplify detailed anatomy into a more cartoon form. Even though this is just the hands I learned a lot I can take into other parts of the body, and I hope you do more like this in the future. Thanks again!
Kevin KU (1 year ago)
soy yo o tiene los titulo de video en español
Ricardo C. (1 year ago)
Kevin KU a mi tambien me salen en español, y no tengo idea el porque
please teach us how to draw hentai.
Deez Artist (2 months ago)
Wth ;-;
but honestly, no (3 months ago)
You mean HANDtai ?
Two Feathers (8 months ago)
Cacner58 your profile pic says it all
Grandslam58 (1 year ago)
no
Rapheache Sup (1 year ago)
iEatPusiLikeiHaveaDisease hell no
Oak (1 year ago)
Prokopenko is so fun to say ouo
Marc Hendry (1 year ago)
Another reason why cartoon characters often have 3 fingers, is that the movement can look like it's strobing if you have a full hand with the fingers spread out, waving around. Especially on twos. This is also why you'll often see the outer two fingers grouped together. Richard Williams flipped this convention on it's head in the Thief and the Cobbler, when he gave Zigzag and extra finger, and gave each finger an extra digit, and gave each digit a ring
Konrad Daroch (1 year ago)
sorry I had a bug where I didn't had button "Show more"
Marc Hendry (1 year ago)
+Kinsclick and he managed to make it work by keeping the poses neat and doing everything on ones. Although of course everything about that film was so elaborate that they didn't finish it in time
Konrad Daroch (1 year ago)
and...?
André Alessi (1 year ago)
7:25 the sword in the stone had such an amazing style. A gold mine of reference is the best way to describe it
Aisso__ (1 year ago)
The "comic book" style you showed in this video really reminds me of the Gorillaz artstyle.
Hana ????? (7 months ago)
Definitely
HLL (1 year ago)
Spongey the way Jamie Hewlett draws hands is simply unique
what is life (1 year ago)
YEAH! HE FINALLY UPLOADED A NEW VIDEO! IM SO Happy!!! Love you proko!
timowthie (1 year ago)
thanks for the HANDout. it's really handy.
Dank - a - licious (7 months ago)
WHY
ake staaf (7 months ago)
Ha ha!
Tsuiseki Bado (8 months ago)
timowthie gOd WhY
durf durffigan (1 year ago)
Proko out of curiosity what is your favorite anime/manga? if you have one that is.
LunarX (27 days ago)
He's already mentioned it in another video. His favorite anime is yuru yuri.
Malik Hansen (1 year ago)
Hej i'm an old fashion guy.
durf durffigan (1 year ago)
indeed
House (1 year ago)
Malik Hansen Dead meme.
Malik Hansen (1 year ago)
Cory in the house.
What You See ? (1 year ago)
4:57 Proko: how was that one? Camera man: oh that was a good one! for god sake Stan what you were eating? i'm so glad i'm not at that studio hahaha 😂😂😂
What You See ? (1 year ago)
Cytus yeah man it was a joke, and you just ruined it; good job, GOOD FUCKING JOB
Ian Thompson (1 year ago)
Marshal does a good Mickey voice
_qebase (1 year ago)
there a reason why using blue lines?
Celeste Thoms (1 year ago)
Queboon Red Blue and red in traditional animation is used for construction lines. That color blue is referred to as photo blue because when done traditionally you can use it for the construction, redraw with black for cleaner lines, and when photo copied the blue would not show up. All the construction lines would be gone. In addition to that, blue and red are easier to see when onion skinning your animations. People still use blue for traditional and digital drawing for construction and some artist like the blue better.
I think it´s because it´s a bright colour, and it helps to diferentiate the colours more than black does (sorry if my grammar isn´t good, English isn´t my main language)

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