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Uploaded: January 8, 2010
Artist: Dawn
Difficulty: Intermediate  Intermediate Skill Level
Steps: 5
Updated: January 10, 2010
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This is going to be a cool lesson because it will show you in detail, "how to draw arms, step by step”. I have to say, drawing arms can be a bit complicated if you don't know what your doing, or if you're an artist that is just starting their adventures with drawing. Arms has got to be just as hard as drawing hands and feet. The reason being is because they are so detailed, and defined. As you know, the human arm comes in many different shapes, sizes, tones, and stricture. When drawing body parts like the arm, you have to draw other parts of the human body along with it. For instance, when drawing an arm, you have to first draw the shoulder, before you draw a shoulder you have to draw the collar bone. So, having said all that I have, this means that in order to have a completed sketch of an arm, you are going to have to draw a collar, shoulder, and then the arm and hand. Not only that but, you will also have to choose what type of build you want your arm to be. If you draw a girl or woman, your arm should be sketched in a feminine fashion. For a boy or man, the arm needs to be more masculine and strong looking. I like to draw anime and manga characters, a lot. The only reason why I improved with drawing body parts, is because I draw bodies everyday. You too can also be a good artist if you practice everyday, and have persistence, and discipline. Well, that does it for me. I will be back tomorrow with some more drawing fun. Have a blast with this tutorial on “how to draw arms, step by step”. Meet me back again to have some more fun. Peace peeps, and have a happy day!

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how to draw arms

How to Draw Arms

how to draw arms step 1

STEP 1.

Since you will be drawing a series of arms, you will need to draw triple the shapes and guidelines. The first thing you will need to do is draw the circle shapes for all the shoulders you see here. Next draw the guidelines for all the arms, and add the other shapes for the elbows and hands.
 
how to draw arms step 2

STEP 2.

You will now start sketching out the arm shapes. When you're done, you can move to the next step. Notice how there are both masculine and feminine shapes for the arms that you are drawing.
 
how to draw arms step 3

STEP 3.

Okay, you are almost done with this lesson and all you have to do is start sketching out the various arm shapes, and even half body poses. There is arms from the back view, side view, under view, and much more. Add some detailing to the forearms, bodies, and hands.
 
how to draw arms step 4

STEP 4.

For your last drawing step sketch in the chest, arms, and all the hands on the arms you just drew. Add some detailing and definition and then your done. Erase all the guidelines and shapes that you drew in step one to clean up your sketch.
 
how to draw arms step 5

STEP 5.

Here is how your drawing sketch should look when you're done. See, now wasn't that a fun lesson on 'how to draw arms, step by step"?. Color them in or use them on your next character drawings.