Crafted By Colette

A place for me to ramble about my art and crafting exploits.

1000 Hands

As I’ve been improving my art skills, both digitally and traditionally, I’ve been drawing more and more actual humanoid figures as well as my little monsters.


And as I do more of them, I start to notice the things I struggle with most.  Eyes are okay, mostly, and I’m not too bothered with the noses.  But I really struggle with mouths, and hands.  Hands!

Like this… look at these monstrosities!


So a few weeks ago I decided that it would be a really good idea to draw 1000 hands.  I’m not sure why I decided this – I’m a bit of a looney.  But surely repetition of something would help.  Surely looking at the different ways other people draw hands would help.

I collected a few (hundred) reference images from Pinterest at varying levels of complexity, like these…


…and started drawing.

I’ve been drawing in batches mostly, occasionally following some tutorials. And so far I have 74 hands.



Just 926 to go!


2 responses to “1000 Hands”

  1. […] up is two sets of hands, included in my 1000 Hands challenge.  Also traditional.  I promise there’s some digital coming up […]


  2. […] been a while since I updated you on my self-imposed challenge to draw 1000 hands.  I haven’t been doing it regularly, but I have been doing it.  In fact I’ve very […]


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