Hello! (Hopefully, I posted in the right forum, I wasn't sure where this topic belonged but general discussion seems to be the closest.) I've been drawing a lot of character busts lately and came across a slight problem which I hope someone here can help with, give some pointers or opinions on this. The problem I'm having is that most of the time, I have no idea what to do with the character's hands. After a couple drawings, I've noticed most of them just have their hands alongside their body, crossed on the chest or resting on hip(s). Obviously, there are a lot of other different hand positions. I've looked up various busts drawing and what they do with hands, many times I've found them to be way too awkward. Quite unrealistic too, there's no way people just strike such poses and have a conversation. Spoiler: some examples I've found https://i0.wp.com/cliqist.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/maxsbigbust2.jpg?zoom=1.25&fit=1280,720 https://i0.wp.com/cliqist.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/maxsbigbust4.jpg?resize=696,392 Spoiler: not to mention http://i.imgur.com/WpN1Mtn.png The thing is, since I'm an amateur artist, I am not very good at drawing and concepts I guess, so I can't think of much. I don't want my drawings to look weird but I don't want everyone to be in the same pose (hands-wise) either. How do you draw your character hands? What do you think is the best approach? Leave the hands resting? Or have them fly all around (dramatically and awkwardly) for the sake of variety maybe? Thank you for your help.