oofnish: I've been lazy about using reference images for faces and else,and yes, i should start using references alot more.
Sculpting them out of a polysphere, did the main shape, then a fast retopo to get a more workable mesh. I've done three hand positions, each from scratch, because then I had to sculpt the whole hand 3 times, more practice. I was justed conserned with getting the shapes right than adding too much detail. Will do the rest of anatomy studying this way, when i've done all thinkable parts i'll do a batch with details in mind.
Hands. I'm least satisfied with the outcome of the open hand: