These hands are my latest homework assignment (graded) for Drawing II. We were required to make 5 hand drawings following the procedure we were taught in class.
Step 1: Key line (lightest color—usually yellow/orange on mine)
Step 2: Draw the major masses. Basically, make sausage-like links to represent the fingers. Be careful to overlap them in order to predict the placement of the folds
Step 3: Draw the contour (the outline of the hand in the darkest color)
I only got a "B" on this project. I was pretty disappointed, but I'm moving on :)
Bippes encouraged me to explore harder poses—with more twists specifically. And I should not do as much shading... oh well, maybe next time I'll snag that "A"!