I was wondering, what do you find to work well for practicing hands? Practice (copying refs? Draw your own? Idk >^< Cjgdxhjkjcxcv, I LOVE how you draw them! So "flowy" and fun! QAQ)
ahh, thanks!! i still h a t e drawing them tbh but im working on it ;;;
anyway, i use this site for practicing a lot– (click on “body parts” –> “hands”), it generates timed reference images, and you can adjust how long each image stays before moving on to the next one. (i like to do 30-seconds, so i dont get too caught up in the details and just focus on the shape and gesture, and just sketch for about a half hour). try to do exercises like this regularly, even daily if possible!
(and even though photo refs are great, drawing from real life is always best since you’re actually seeing in 3-dimensions rather than a flattened picture.)
i try to focus on shape and gesture when i draw hands, sometimes if i get too caught up in anatomy it gets overdetailed– since my style is more cartoon-y these days, drawing individual knuckles and fingernails can look out of place when everything else is more simplified. but, its still important to understand that anatomy and how it works, so you can draw hands from different angles even without reference eventually :o hope that helps!!