do you have any tips for drawing hands?
Well! Let me give you some points of reference that have helped me.
1) Draw from life, as I’m sure you already know. It’s always the first thing people seem to say, but it really does help. “To draw a thing is to know a thing” and all that.
Here are some websites I constantly use for gesture drawing practice, and they both give you the option to focus solely on hands.
2) Tip Sheets. If you just look up hands on Pinterest, you can usually find a bunch of tip sheets that helpfully break the hand down into moving parts. Understanding how something works will always give you better results that just knowing the exterior appearance.
(Normand Lemay is just amazing. You can see more of his tips by looking up “Tuesday Tips with Griz and Norm.”)
3) Studying cartooned versions of hands. Drawing from life is wonderful, but when you’re going for a more illustrative or cartoony style, it can be hard to know the best ways to simple things. Doing quick gestures will naturally help with this, as it focuses you to only records the essential information, but! It’s always nice to study from the masters.
Milt Kahl (the great Disney animator) is probably my biggest influence when it comes to hands.
I hope that helped a little bit. Happy drawing! :)