Introduction: 3D Hand

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These instructions are to create a 3D hand

Step 1: Equipment

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You will need:

  1. A piece of paper- big enough to fit your hand
  2. Pencil and eraser
  3. Felt tip markers- any colours

Step 2: Starting

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Start by placing your hand on the piece of paper and draw round your hand using a pencil

Step 3: Process

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Start by drawing lines on the outside of the hand

-I used a ruler to draw the lines, but you can free hand the lines

-I personally like to use a ruler because it gives it a clean look to the picture

For extra help follow the pictures for direction.

I didn't erase the pencil it helped with the shadowing to give the 3D depth.

Step 4: Finish

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You can create this using different colours.

I like to use bright colours that match, the colours I used were random to fill it in space.

Step 5: Extra- Freehand Pictures

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This is my freehand try of this 3D hand

It looks a bit uneven but still looks ok.

In this one I erased the pencil to see if there was any difference, there was no difference but made it harder to see where the felt tip should go because I erased the pencil too soon


gogoguy (author)2016-03-21


Savvyz (author)gogoguy2016-03-23


Aubrienna (author)2016-01-04


ariannaline12345 (author)2015-12-01

REALLY COOL! I will make them as gifts for my 3 yr old brother.

mlduffy made it! (author)2015-09-18

Yo, I did these with my students and they loved it! I also did a remix of your instructable for the remix contest:

Savvyz (author)mlduffy2015-09-19

wow looks amazing, I love the rose ill have try it sometime. You can definitely count on a vote from me :)

landscaperca (author)2015-07-21

Interesting designs! Keep it up.

sportseventsg (author)2015-07-20

Wow! This 3D image of hand is looking very great.

landscapeca (author)2015-07-20

Amazing designing! Thanks for sharing.

studiopp (author)2015-07-20

Wow! This is awesome designing. I really love it.

napervilledentists (author)2015-04-24

This is really a stunning 3D hand!! I like it.

Thanks you should try it, very easy :)

sideeffect11 (author)2015-04-22


Savvyz (author)sideeffect112015-04-24

Thank you

Lord Of Flames (author)2014-12-18

WOW this is such a good illusion, at first i thought it was a photo of a 3D cast made of yarn. *O*

Luv2cook74 (author)2014-12-15

I'm going to try this and freak people out, thanx :)

paleogirl (author)2014-12-14

I'm going to do this sometime this week. I have just the thing I want to use it for. Thanks for sharing such an easy and effective technique.

SchoolboySammie (author)2014-12-05

This is a brilliant drawing! Well done.

CJA3D (author)2014-12-04

Wow, this is cool..

xxlauraxx (author)2014-12-03

I've done this before in black & white, but it looks fabulous in color. I love this trick, thank you for sharing it!

One suggestion I would make for your Instructable: maybe include info on how you got the lines so straight. Did you use a ruler, or do you just have a very steady hand? Also, did you erase the pencil marks or just color over them?

Savvyz (author)xxlauraxx2014-12-03

Thanks for your suggestion, will definitely add in more information and thanks again this will make the Instructable easier to follow :)

loompiggytutorials (author)2014-12-03

I seriously thought that it was a glove Instructable or something but this is even better! Love it=)!

peppypickle (author)2014-12-03

so neat - what a cool illusion! thanks for sharing this with us!

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Bio: Hi I'm Savvy and welcome to my instructable page.
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