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Uploaded: August 17, 2009
Artist: Dawn
Difficulty: Intermediate  Intermediate Skill Level
Steps: 5
Updated: September 26, 2010
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This should be a cool lesson on a pair of hands that are shaking. Shaking hands is something that almost everybody does. Everybody except Howie Mandel that is. I wanted to show people “how to draw shaking hands", step by step because that is something that is very useful when drawn on a few characters. The shake is just a hand jester to say hello, good-bye, welcome, and you would even shake someone’s hand if you are introducing yourself for the first time. I myself have a blasé handshake which some people would call weak, limp, or whatever. The drawing didn’t take very long the most complicated part was drawing the two hands, hand in hand. I think it came out pretty cool and I drew in sleeves and cuffs because when someone visualizes a hand shake, you automatically think to yourself, business men of some sorts right? Well anyway I figured I would give them a nice looking navy blue suit and a pair of white sleeves. Well I have to go because I have much more work to do. I will be back with more lessons so stay tuned to see what comes up next. Oh yeah if you want you can even draw regular arms instead of suit sleeves. Well see ya later guys and happy drawing!

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How to Draw Shaking Hands

how to draw shaking hands step 1

STEP 1.

Draw two oval circles and then draw the squared shape attached to the left circle for the fingers. Next draw a horizontal line on both ends of each shaking hand for the arms and or sleeves.
 
how to draw shaking hands step 2

STEP 2.

You will nos start sketching out the actual shape of the hands as you see them here. Start with the upper wrist where the thumb and wrist connect. Do this on the right hand as well. You will then draw the index finger on the left hand as well as the other side of the wrist. Lastly draw two finger tips for the right shaking hand.
 
how to draw shaking hands step 3

STEP 3.

All you have to do here is first draw out the rest of the right hands wrist and then the suit sleeve and cuff. Sketch in a thumb nail and then draw the rest of the finger lines on the left hand and then the other two fingers for the right hand.
 
how to draw shaking hands step 4

STEP 4.

For your last drawing step all you have to do is draw the other sleeve and cuff and add some definition and detail to the finger tips. Erase all the guidelines and shapes that you drew in step one.
 
how to draw shaking hands step 5

STEP 5.

Here is what your sketch should look like when you are drawing out your set of hands shaking. Color them in and you are now done with this lesson on "how to draw shaking hands step by step".