|Figure Study, oil pastel, 11" X 9", 2013|
For longer more detailed hand studies you always have a free live model. Being left handed I've done countless drawings and a few paintings of my right hand. Here are some ball point pen studies taken from a sketch book done sometime in the 1980's.
And a longer oil study from 2001.
|Hand Study, oil on linen, 9" X 11", 2001|
Using one's own hand as a model has obvious limitations. Unless you are working in a mirror you always have a looking away view. It is still a good practice tool. Much of the fear of drawing hands can be alleviated by practice. First break the fingers into planes then individual fingers.