Guide Comments:This drawing has a really nice feel,and importantly, it has a sense of meaning, of significance - it isn't just an exercise. I like the way you've included the dark soil in the background - as well as adding a dark, close feel to the picture, it allows the shading of the thumb and fingers to blend into the background, helping to create a three-dimensional look. Hands are particularly difficult to draw, and I think you've done a great job - the wrist of left hand (on our right) is particularly well described. You might like to try charcoal or carbone so you can get stronger blacks. Also watch your mid-range tones - you tend to jump from dark through to a light value, without much graduation in between. I look forward to seeing more of your drawings.