Link- How to draw the Uncle Sam pointing hand pose. This is the first in a series of videos that I will make on drawing the hand. In this video, I am going to teach you how to draw a pointing hand step by step. I have gone out of my way to make this as easy as possible and I made three resources to help you. The first resource is this video, where I will demonstrate the process for you. The second is a link to step by step directions on my website. The third resource is a printable PDF file with big pictures and text. Also, check http:merrillk.com in the coming weeks for printable PDF's for all of my videos. Alright, lets get started!
Be sure to pause the video at the end of each step and look at your reference image as much as possible.
Step 1: Make three ovals that get slightly smaller (from top to bottom).
Step 2: Put in the three connected shapes that I just added. Notice the angle that the top and bottom lines create as they slope inward towards each other.
Step 3: Observe the picture (above) and put in the four lines. Notice the direction of each of their curves.
Step 4: Put in the shape for the pointer finger. The small banana shape that you see to the left is the fingernail. Do not close the top!
Step 5: Close the shape to create the knuckles.
Step 6: Put in the triangle shape above the pointer finger.
Step 7: Close the shape at the top by connecting the top of the banana shape with the top of the triangle. Notice the creases of skin on the foreshortened finger.
Step 8: Put in the shape that sort of looks like a birds head from the side.
Step 9: Make a kite shape below the beak of the bird head shape.
Step 10: Close the shape
Now its time to shade. You will need a q-tip or blending stump for this part.