We have two excellent videos on youtube on drawings hands. Hands can be as complicated as drawing the human fugure, so its important to learn how to draw them. When I was on the review board in the studios, a portfolio would NEVER pass unless they showed they could draw hands. I would advise not to avoid them because they are hard. Sit down and study! That is what makes a professional artist successful.
With that in mind, I think the videos we have up are very helpful.
This video I made for the Acme animation website years ago. It short, but to the point.
This footage is a bit blurry because its older, but the information is still great.
The second video is much newer! We just made it a few weeks ago. This has a nice long demo of a hand drawing.
You can only find these videos on youtube.
Now, we also have a a great series of videos on hands on our website!
Video 8:Hands and Feet Part 1
Price: $19.95 (save 7% when you enter code: DRAW)
File Size: 318 MB
Video Length:58 min
Step Down at the Wrist
Bones of the Hand
Gesture of the Hand