Drawing hands

Published on: 20 April 2017 Author: Sarah McIntyre

The immensely talented and down right wonderful illustrator Sarah McIntyre, who's work includes Jampires and There's a Shark in the Park, became our fifteenth Writer in Residence back in 2017. In this blog Sarah asks, do you struggle with drawing hands? Here's a handy guide!

Sarah McIntyre: Drawing hands

If you feel that you can't draw hands, you can stop worrying about this. ...OK, now if you absolutely MUST draw photorealistic hands, that's fine. But like drawing everything, there are lots of simple shortcuts!

Sometimes these simplified hands end up looking more fun and lively than their photorealistic versions. Don't stop drawing because you think you can't draw hands.

Sarah McIntyre: Drawing hands

Meet our latest Writer in Residence

Every six months, BookTrust appoints a new Writer in Residence to write blogs, run competitions and give us their own unique perspective on the world of children's books. Our current Writer in Residence is Rashmi Sirdeshpande.

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