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How to Draw a Pinky Promise

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"Pinky swear?" This question is often asked by grade school children. The promise - whether it be to fulfill a task or to keep a secret - is then sealed with a "pinky promise."

This gesture involves the linking of the pinky fingers together symbolizing that the finger could be broken or cut off if the promise isn't kept.

Pinky promises were first recorded in 1860 and seem to have developed in America. The gesture is also used in other countries, including Italy, Japan, and South Korea.

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In the Korean version, the thumbs are often touched to further "seal" the promise. In some parts of Europe, it is called a "piggy promise."

Would you like to learn how to draw a pinky promise? Such gestures are often used as symbols of friendship. Why not make your friend a card to tell him or her how much you appreciated having them as a friend?

What else can you do with your hands? You can draw, of course! You can also put your palms together in a gesture of prayer or hold someone's hand to show them how much you care. And don't forget to wash them!

If you liked this tutorial, see also the following drawing guides: Holding Hands, Praying Hands, and Hand.

Step-by-Step Instructions for Drawing a Pinky Promise

Pinky Promise drawing - step 1
How to Draw a Pinky Promise Step 01

1. Begin by drawing a series of curved lines. Use one line for the arm and wrist. Use another for the side of the hand and top of the thumb. Double it back upon itself to form the tip of the thumb.

Pinky Promise drawing - step 2
How to Draw a Pinky Promise Step 02

2. Draw a curved "V" shape line to form the space between the thumb and pointer finger. Then, outline the other side of the hand and arm using a long curved line.

Pinky Promise drawing - step 3
How to Draw a Pinky Promise Step 03

3. Begin drawing the fingers curled in upon the palm. Use a curved line for the first. For the second, draw a curved line and double it back upon itself. At its base, draw a short overlapping line to indicate the base of the pinky finger.

Pinky Promise drawing - step 4
How to Draw a Pinky Promise Step 04

4. Draw the pointer finger and complete the middle finger, using a curved line for each. Draw a curved line passing behind the fingertips to indicate the top of the palm.

Pinky Promise drawing - step 5
How to Draw a Pinky Promise Step 05

5. Contour the palm with three curved lines. They should be arranged as an inverted triangle but not connected. Then, draw two curved lines to begin the arm and wrist of the second hand.

Pinky Promise drawing - step 6
How to Draw a Pinky Promise Step 06

6. Use a curved line to outline the back of the hand and the pinky. Then, draw a curved "Y" shaped line to draw the base of the pinky and the top of the adjoining finger.

Pinky Promise drawing - step 7
How to Draw a Pinky Promise Step 07

7. Use curved lines to enclose the tip of the pinky of the first hand between the pinky and ring fingers of the second hand. Then, draw a curved "Y" shaped line to form the front of the ring finger and the top of the middle finger.

Pinky Promise drawing - step 8
How to Draw a Pinky Promise Step 08

8. Use curved lines to outline the pointer finger and the side of the hand between the finger and thumb.

Pinky Promise drawing - step 9
How to Draw a Pinky Promise Step 09

9. From the wrist, draw a long curved line to trace the side of the hand and back of the thumb. Double it back upon itself to form the front of the thumb, completely enclosing the hand. Then, draw short curved lines to contour the knuckles on the back of the hand.

Complete Pinky Promise drawing
How to Draw a Pinky Promise Step 10

Color your cartoon hands. Human skin comes in many shades. Illustrations featuring one light-toned hand and one dark-toned hand are popular, as they symbolize a unity between people of different backgrounds.

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