Jason, thanks man for the input! I tried to draw the hand from my mind without looking at it...and I failed You're totally right about everything you said about the hand. I'm going to start doing some more hand studies soon because I really struggle with them when it comes to drawing from my mind.
The painting...bleh, I'm not getting very far on that stupid thing. I'm trying to keep from getting frustrated but I can't mix colors like I see them. I spent another hour and a half on it and I think I made it even worse than it was. Although I had to change lighting because I moved.
Now about the temperature and color, I believe I understand what you mean. Pretty much because I have both my accent colors as the same exact color/temp on both sides it flattens the image out? The last question is that if my lightsource is a warm color my accent would be cool, correct? I'm trying to fix it but its not working, hopefully the next session will be better off.
Toffeeliz - Thanks for the advice and comments! I need to get to the store and buy some more colors, I'm missing alot of colors that I should have Yellow Ochre and Cobalt blue are on the list for my next trip to the art store...and this time I won't loose them