Creating music opens wide the doors in terms of how hands can be manipulated to play a multitude of instruments – striking, stroking, plucking, strumming, shutting, dampening, stretching… It is a very skill-orientated domain and what you can see in the hands are the technical demands (and years of practice) an instrument needs in order for it to be played correctly. On top of that depending on the sound you want to create affects how much pressure you might apply to an instrument, or the way in which it is handled. For instance, even the largest gong can be played with tenderness. It’s all very exciting!!
If you would like to read my drawing notes (or view larger images of these drawings) go to Hand Study – Musical Instruments.