next time i get depressed and wanna quit art i'll remember the baby metaphor, lol, and keep drawing. this is a big help for me in my struggle to get over my perfectionism and improve my art, so thanks!
I did a satirical guide on my tumblr once: 24.media.tumblr.com/23e6b31aeb… But nah, I havent, I think hands are all about looking up the bone structure and doing a little bit of study. If you just spend half an hour every few days studying bones and muscle on hands you will immediatly be like: Daaamn, now I get that shiz! I get why that bends like that! That makes sense aw yeah! Then you can look at cool stylised tutorials like tobyshelton.blogspot.com.au/20… Hope that helps man, I'm no master of hands, don't give up though, you'll master it with practice!
ahhh yess, I am not sure I can teach you that. The best thing to do is look up some photos of nudey torsos and check out how the shoulders and other joints connect. Then look at the muscle underneath (pose maniacs is a good site for that www.posemaniacs.com/) then check out the actual bones. Once you know how it all works you'll be able to draw it easier.