Hands — They change shape and form every living moment and cause me a good deal of headaches simply because I could not fully grasp (hur!) their logic. I got so fed up with my inability to get my basic hand shapes down that I decided to go on a drawing spree on hands, focusing on the component and shapes that make up the hand, and its logic — just how do hands work?
Using the Constructive Anatomy book by George B. Bridgman and my own hand as reference, I selected a number of hands from the book and began to draw them. I am very fond of the Bridgman anatomy books when it comes to learning how to draw the human anatomy as the book breaks down in detail the construction of the body part, in my case the hand, into simple forms and shapes that is easy to understand and rotate in my head and I highly recommend his books, its an interesting read too. In any case, I draw over the initial sketches with blue pencil crayon to refine the sketch a bit and correct major mistakes. Finally, I overlay a separate sheet of paper and draw on top of my corrections and refinement once more. By the end of the study, I find my familiarity with these grubby mitts and my confidence in drawing them have improved greatly. I still hit the snag drawing hands every now and then, especially at strange angles and weird hand poses, but at the very least my fear of them due to uncertainty have all by disappeared.
tl;dr I drew a bunch of hands cause I got pissed off, here they are!