Wander back far enough into my blog and you'll see that a lot of my illustrations always have my hands or arms in them. I'm of the persuasion that next to your face and speech, nothing outs your history and personality more than your hands. In comparison to the french-esque digits of my caucasian friends, I always thought of my palms as monstrous, square and large, and my fingers short and chubby. Yet in the recent years, I find myself admiring these phalanges. I decorate them with antique rings, and vintage bangles to draw attention to them. It's shameless, I know!
'consider the how someone opens their palms and spreads their fingers to communicate joy and openness'
Consider the callouses of a factory worker, the hands of a painter or the chewed upon nails and skin surrounding it; sometimes they tell you the habits and professions, don't they? Then consider the how someone opens their palms and spreads their fingers to communicate joy and openness. Shyer people (given the situation at hand: [pun so intended]) tend to have their as close to their bodies as possible, or even entwined within themselves. Although how much they use their hands to make a point is not always an indicator of how extroverted they are or not. It isn't a particular science that I have researched, but it's the thing I always pay attention to when I first meet people, and they more or less tend to fall into the two categories that I've listed above.
'So hand language has become my main method of communication'
So which would I fall in? It's hard to say. I definitely use my hands to communicate an awful lot, actually my face and hands do the most talking. But this is because, speaking so many tongues, sometimes, I cant find the word that I need in that language, so I use my hands to gesture. I said all that to say this, I'm infinitely in love with hands and am mesmerised with how people move them. I particularly like bony hands, or arms with far to many visible veins peaking through. I always like super hairy arms, regardless of gender. I guess there's something about the ruggedness that allude to a history and is therefore very attractive to me.