Introduction: How to Draw a Fist

About: I am an experienced designer and artist. My favourite tool for drawing is common wooden pencil. I think that simplisity is the best.

Do you want to achieve great outcomes from your drawing? If you said yes, then picturing specific parts of the body might be quite tough for you. Actually, it’s not as tough as it looks like and it’s easy to achieve if you have instructions or a guide with step-by-step tips. Now, you can discover how to draw a fist up in the air. For sure that you’ll achieve a great result and you’ll be surprised how simple it is even for beginners. In order to begin drawing, you should get ready the needed utensils. Actually, there is nothing special for this purpose. All you need is a regular pencil with a No. 2 core, good sketchbook, an eraser, and it’s also good to have a shading tool.

Step 1: Draw Contours of Thumb and Wrist

This drawing involves depicting a balled up and uplifted male hand, and you can also create a woman’s fist by adjusting the size. As a first step, you ought to start projecting the form of a thumb. Check it, as you can see it’s not angular but rounded instead. Then, divide the thumb into 3 parts by marking light lines and then begin drawing 2 parallel lines. Their ends are defined by the border of the first segment of the thumb.

That is they have to be perpendicular to the border line. Next, continue creating the other 2 segments of the thumb by duplicating the approach that was employed to create the first section of the finger. Remember that the finger is lowering down at the top. Eventually, you need to start outlining the wrist borders. And note that the fingers are placed not horizontally, and rather on a slightly stooped down line.

Step 2: Smoothing Lines

When you accomplish this you’ll have contours which don’t resemble the true shape of a finger, but don’t worry since it’s just the first few steps of the picture. That is why, the next step you need to do is to soften the lines and provide them with the realistic appearance of a wrist and a thumb.

This is not tough, too. Create more roundish lines according to the outlines and bypass any angularity. All the moves should be made on both sides of the wrist, and identically with the thumb. Moreover, don’t forget about wrinkles, notably under the thumb. Once the fleshy segments of the wrist and finger are done and look like real ones, you can get rid of the contours that are not needed any more - erase them.

Step 3: Add Index Finger and Long Finger

The next stage involves making borders of a bent finger. Apply long strokes in order to get the realistic form of a clenched hand. Thereafter, when you recognize that they resemble real fingers - you can erase the contours once again.

Step 4: Depicting Ring Finger and Little Finger

This step requires you to accomplish drawing the closed palm. Create the borders of the annular and pinkie fingers. Duplicate the way that was applied to the forefinger and second fingers: use long marks, which as a result will be the edges of the real third and little fingers. Once you finish with these fingers - remove the contours.

Step 5: Illustrating Details and Shading

Now, it’s time to make all the segments of a fist to make it more realistic. Add some details like the nail on the thumb and the wrinkles around places where the skin folds. These elements will add depth with a shading tool. The most likely area to employ them in your drawing is beneath the thumb and forefinger, as well as on wrinkles on the pad of the thumb.