Most beginning artists (and some seasoned artists) know how challenging drawing hands can be. Of course, like anything else it gets easier with practice. The truth of the matter is that hands are complicated forms with many very specific angles arranged in a beautiful and functional way. Continuing in the Atelier fashion we can approach the hand in the same way we approach drawing any form, i.e. starting with the notional space, envelope, dividing space into progressively smaller and smaller shapes using follow through lines that eventually become a contour. This process comes with intense observation and checking and rechecking and rechecking angles...and lots of erasing and revising. But oh my, the finished product can be so lovely that it makes it all worthwhile. This lesson on practicing drawing hands will break down the process of drawing hands into achievable steps that will result in a realistic contour drawing.