Full article on his blog
When I look at portfolios, I can gauge the skill of the artist rather quickly by observing the way they draw hands. Expressive hands can add tremendous impact to a pose or gesture. After the eyes and mouth, the hands are one of the main indicators an audience looks for when trying to read a character’s attitude, yet so many young artists are loathe to draw them.
But draw them you must!
This is the way I think of hands when I draw them. A wedge and cylinders.
Grouping fingers together and varying their direction can help make them look more natural.
Another article on drawing hands :