In High school my girlfriends loved Nick from the Backstreet Boys. I just couldn't do it (although I talked myself into liking the band because my friends did); I just couldn't like Nick because I didn't like his hands.
I've always loved hands. They are just as difficult to draw as a face and many beginners shy away from drawing them. My theory is that is because there is as much character in hands as there is in a portrait.
I found this print from Restless Things and fell in love. In my opinion these are some of the most lovely drawings I've seen of hands in some time.
Alfred Steiglitz was obsessed with photographing his wife, Georgia O'Keeffe's hands and I can see why. Photos of her hands were so lyrical and sensual, with stories to tell and character to capture.
Egon Schiele is by far my favorite hand artist. First of all, nothing gets me more excited than his line quality alone. But his hands are such an important part of his images, skeletal and elegant, they add as much to a portrait as do the Mona Lisa's.
physical attractiveness for you?
If you draw, do you shy away from hands and feet? If you do, know that it's normal, but I challenge you to take the drawing of them head-on. Draw studies of them every day, in different poses, start with your own. Start today!