Kawaii hands and feet on cloudsThe topic for Week 16 is how to draw kawaii hands and feet.

In this post I will show different ways to draw kawaii hands and to use them in action poses. I will also show examples of how to draw kawaii feet, and a fun game of drawing on photographs to practice both.

This is Week 16 of my drawing challenge to learn kawaii drawings in 6-months. Track my progress week by week at this link.

Tips for Drawing Kawaii Hands and Feet

Drawing hands and feet is not easy… I would recommend using a pencil first until you are happy with their shape and position.

Also, keep in mind these points:

  1. Kawaii hands and feet are usually super smooth and simplified, just a curved line.
  2. Sometimes kawaii hands have no fingers, or they only have a thumb.
  3. When drawing kawaii limbs, think: short, puffy, chubby, squeezable.
  4. Kawaii hands and feet are huge in size, compared to the body.

How to Draw Kawaii Hands

This week I focused on drawing many kinds of hands and placing them in different positions.

The challenge was to make the two hands match. I am left-handed, so my natural tendency is to draw the left hand first. However, it would be much easier to draw the right hand first (my non-dominant side), because then I can see the hand I already drew and can make the other hand match it.

Below are a few examples of kawaii hands.How to daw kawaii hands in 18 ways

How to Draw Kawaii Hands in Action

The next part is to actually position kawaii hands in action. I looked at many drawings of Chris Hart and PicCandle to sketched the action poses you see below.

If you find these helpful, please share them! ๐Ÿ™‚How to Draw Kawaii Hands in Action

How to Draw Kawaii Feet

As with hands, the challenge is to make the two feet match. A helpful trick is to draw one foot, then turn the paper upside-down and draw the other foot. Turning the drawing upside-down helps the brain to see the size and shape accurately.

Below are 17 different ways to draw kawaii feet.How to draw kawaii feet in 17 ways

A Fun Way to Practice Drawing

A really fun way to practice just hands and feet is to draw on photographs. You don’t have to come up with the body shape. Just draw the hands and feet, and add a kawaii face!

A few examples from the web:

Kawaii cactus by Charly Clements

Doodling on a cactus by Charly Clements

Kawaii eggs by LoveLolAB

Kawaii eggs by LoveLolAB

Real life lines from Charly Clements

More real life lines from Charly Clements

PicCandle doodles on photographs

PicCandle doodles on photographs

Drawing on photographs by Charly Clements

I am a Unicorn! Drawing on a photograph by Charly Clements

Materials I Used This Week

This week I only used a mechanical pencil and erasers, no pens. However, I switched from printer paper to bleedproof paper. It is much smoother, and it can take a lot of erasing without going fuzzy.

I think, I will use bleedproof paper, until I “graduate” to a Moleskine sketchbook. ๐Ÿ™‚ The quality of the paper is very similar to a Moleskine book, but it is MUCH cheaper. I don’t want to worry about using up expensive paper at this point, so this is my peace-of-mind solution.

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Drawing Time Diary

Monday, Feb 27: no drawing
Tuesday, Feb 28: 45 mins, 1 hr
Wednesday, March 1: 1 hr
Thursday, March 2: no drawing
Friday, March 3: 1 hr, 45 mins
Saturday, March 4: no drawing
Sunday, March 5: 45 mins

Total drawing time: 5 hr 15 mins

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What’s next? Read the details of my challenge to learn kawaii drawings in 6-months, and track my progress week by week.