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My hands are weird and double-jointed so I don't like using them to reference.
When in doubt, I use a mirror to make sure my fingers can bend that way, and also do the "pentagon" check. I try not to always follow my own hands TOO closely, especially not when drawing guys, because I have super stereotypically girly hands.
The pentagon check... I guess it's a technique I made up myself after staring at my hands too long. But it's basically this:
(where I traced in green)
At almost every angle, unless it's a complete side view, the palm and first thumb joint form a pentagon. keeps the hand looking balanced, not too skinny or flat. Remember hands are FULL of bones. Even soft-looking hands have some harder angles.
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