How to Draw The Creation, Creation of Adam

Artist: Dawn / February 28, 2012

Step 1.

The only thing you will be drawing is two hands. Start with two shapes of equal size, and then draw in the finger guides as well as the arm guides.

Step 2.

Here you will start drawing the bottom part of Adam's forearm as well as his thumb like so.

Step 3.

Continue to draw the arm as well as his limp looking hand as his finger tries to reach out to God, the father of creation.

Step 4.

You will finish drawing Adam's hand by sketching out the rest of the four fingers. Make sure that you add detailing to the fingers which is the creases or folds.

Step 5.

You will now start drawing God's hand starting with his thumb like so. Take your time and use the guidelines that you made in step one.

Step 6.

Next, draw the index finger which is reaching out to Adam like so. Be sure to sketch in some wrinkling and detailing on the palm of his hand.

Step 7.

Well guys you are almost done with this lesson and as you can see you can start sketching out the God's pinky, palm of his hand, and then the under part of his forearm.

Step 8.

For the last step all you have to do is draw the other two fingers, and then sketch in detailing and definition before you start erasing your mistakes.

Step 9.

Well here you have the finished drawing or sketch of The Creation. Color the hands in and show folks what you have done.

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Artist: Dawn
Date Added: February 28, 2012
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Description: It's been a few hours since I submitted my first tutorial, so after doing my Live stream and getting something to eat, I'm ready to start once again with more drawing fun. I will take a turn on the artsy side with this next submission. The idea to do this drawing came to me after I was browsing through the 'art' section under the 'Pop Culture' category. I found that I only did two lessons on replications of actual artists work called Starry Night, and Mona Lisa. Today I will be giving you something from Michelangelo. Here is "how to draw The Creation", step by step. Some know of this drawing as being 'The Creation of Adam', and it is one of the most beautiful pieces of work I have ever seen. The Creation of Adam is part of the Sistine Chapel ceiling painting which was pained in 1511. It is a depiction of the story of Adam and how God gave life into the first man to walk the earth which is the creation of man in God's image. If it confuses you a bit as to who is who, I think it's pretty obvious that God is the mane with the white beard and white cloak that covers his body. Adam is the fella in the purest of forms, naked with no coverings at all. God is seen reaching out to Adam to give him the breathe of life. There is so many symbolizes in the painting that leads people to question if in fact the hypothesis' are right. For instance, the red cloth that surrounds God is said to be in the form of a womanโ€™s uterus, and because of this it is called the 'uterine mantle'. The green loose looking cloth that is swaying beneath God is also thought to be an umbilical cord that has been cut which means Adam has been set free, or born. Anyways, I tried replicating Michelangelo's piece of art, and I think I did an okay job. I hope you enjoy drawing The Creation as much as I did making it. I will meet you guys back here in a bit so stay tuned in to see what else I submit.