Flappy Hands!

26 Apr

I carried on with the drawing I started yesterday. I left the hands to the last because they’re HARD! So I spent most of this afternoon twisting my left hand awkwardly in a mirror and trying to draw it with my right. I finally got one I’m reasonably happy with so I’m now ready to transfer it to the drawing. When it comes to hands and feet, there’s no substitute in my opinion for practice and academic study. You just got to grit your teeth and get on with it. And no matter how many years practice you put in, you’ll still get it wrong. I’m absolutely certain that all the greats, Leonardo, Michaelangelo and the rest of the Renaissance painters have loads of ‘wrong’ hands flapping about underneath the final versions 🙂

Drawn in HB pencil into an ‘Artbox’ recycled leather bound A6 sketchbook.

8 Responses to “Flappy Hands!”

  1. paperstew May 2, 2012 at 02:19 #

    I love the hands!!!!!!

  2. jhv57 April 28, 2012 at 16:02 #

    you are so right–I need to get back to a life drawing class.

  3. Hansi April 27, 2012 at 14:39 #

    I’ve been working on my hands too. They are difficult to do well, but not really if ya truly look at them. Seems like that’s what you’re doing. Ah disciple…ughhh

  4. frozenroom April 27, 2012 at 01:28 #

    A big hand for Rosie ?;^ )

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