Thursday, December 07, 2006

Sketching in the Galleries: Hands

I will only have one sketching in the galleries post this month due to the NCHA Futurity Sales Photography next week and the Christmas schedule the following 2 weeks. This week our instructor led us on an exploration of hands. We were to do contour/gestural drawings exploring hands.

First we found a painting with and interesting use of hands in the composition. We were to draw this hand using line.

We were then to duplicate the pose in our own hand and draw this pose. This was a particularly valuable exercise since the hands are a particularly difficult part of the anatomy to draw to proper proportions and scale, second only to the face.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Your last hand is very good, it is very difficult to sketch hands, said Vincent van Gogh and I believe him. All the best!

Jee Mes