Satisfying? Not really. Last month, Twitter account @SatisfyingDaily posted a clip meant to help all of the aspiring artists out there. The video shows how to quickly draw an elegantly posed hand.
When you watch the video, it looks simple enough for almost anyone to scratch out. Which is heartening for those of us who struggle to draw anything more complex than a stick figure. I don’t know about you, but the hands I draw always end up looking like fat jellyfish. Anyway, take a look:
Inspired, some of the account’s followers decided to give it a try. It didn’t go well.
User @OrianaGallegosM just laughed (in Spanish) at her attempt.
— Kahlo. (@OrianaGallegosM) April 23, 2019
“I tried,” tweeted @halves_diogo, who then turned his mangled drawing into a bizarre — but cheerful! —creature.
I tried. pic.twitter.com/1pOZw0PtKr
— Diogo🐜 (@halves_diogo) April 26, 2019
“Nailed it,” said a sarcastic @cchharleene.
Nailed it pic.twitter.com/kspkqwtqO5
— Charleene ☀️ (@cchharleene) April 23, 2019
@YuKnwMyName tried to keep it positive, saying, “I think I did a good job.”
I think i did a good job🤣 pic.twitter.com/ilQ3BNuQL1
— YouKnowMyName🗣📣💸 (@YuKnwMyName) April 24, 2019
However, some folks — who probably know how to draw without help — did fine work. (Showoffs.)
Below, @skipskip_ added three of the doodles to his notebook, including an upside-down one.
— 👁 (@skipskip__) April 23, 2019
With a resigned, “I tried,” @itsNour218 seems disappointed in her work. It looks pretty good to me!
I tried pic.twitter.com/P03MNcjJrc
— Nour🧸 (@itsNourr218) April 24, 2019
I think this one is rather impressive. Especially since it was done by @KimberleyARoper‘s 13-year-old daughter, and in a hurry.
Here is my 13 year old’s entry to the frustration fest. Drawn in the same amount of time as the original. pic.twitter.com/SBObEWwSfX
— Kim Roper (@KimberleyARoper) April 24, 2019
Spanish user @Klud0 outdid everyone with a full-color workup.
— ⚠Mɪɴúsᴄᴜʟᴏ⚠ (@KIud0) April 25, 2019
Fine. You win, @Klud0.
Still others made the whole thing a joke. @garrettxjerome proclaimed the freaky demon hand he devised “good enough.”
Good enough pic.twitter.com/6lpJLjYxTT
— 𝙂𝘼𝙍𝙍𝙀𝙏𝙏 𝙅𝙀𝙍𝙊𝙈𝙀 𝙒𝙀𝘽𝙀𝙍 (@garrettxjerome) April 25, 2019
“I don’t think I did this right,” said @lvanhound. “Help!!!!”
…. I don’t think I did this right. Help!!!! pic.twitter.com/3LJnOXwgHg
— Zann 🌻 @Anime NEXT 2019 (@lvanhound) April 25, 2019
You know what this means now, right? I have to try this “hack” for myself.
My first attempt:
Attempt number two:
Hey! That’s more like it. I went ahead and signed this one for future collectors.
I added the ice cream cone to distract from the fact that this drawing is only slightly better than the previous take. Please, pay no attention to the totally wrecked ring finger or the very long pinky. That happened because I’m left-handed. Yep.
If you’ve got a few minutes to spare, it’s a fun little experiment. I felt like I could keep watching and trying, and probably get better every time. The second try is the most lifelike hand I’ve ever drawn in my life, so that’s something.
There is one small problem, though. A very important digit isn’t quite accounted for, according to @ghostbat68:
Where’s the thumb!?!?
— Sam Wheeler, Ph.D. (@ghostbat68) April 19, 2019