yeah I can understand you as someone that has absolutely NO talent drawing/painting scenery and backgrounds and objects and stuff
Last time I showed my friend a dark alley in a street I made ha said: "hm...hey so what's with this tree?" when refering to the alley....ToT
maybe I should start making sceneries non stop for a while and get this.... trauma(?) out of the way and get better in it
one of the things I thought when watching some vids is that if you can make the things you want in 3D and change the perspective right you can export that to an image an use it as it is or as a base layer to draw on... there's google sketchup that's free...I just don't know how to use it right yet hahah well just a suggestion though...
but still...I really find the hands to be very pretty and really well made! congrats