Physically complex and supremely expressive, hands are, notoriously, the most difficult element of a figural subject to portray successfully. Because of this, artists often spend a considerable amount of time sketching hands, working through the descriptive and compositional challenges this portion of the human anatomy presents before embarking upon a final image.
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