Saturday, November 2, 2013

Day 2: Hands

Today, I took a  three and a half hour class in drawing hands at Hipbone Studio. It was a very useful class with good examples, handouts, and instruction. The instructor, Jeff Burke, pointed out landmarks on hands, even marking his own so that we could see the lines of knuckles and other bones. So much of drawing is observing and he pointed out many things to observe.

I hadn't realized how difficult it is for a model to hold a hand pose for 30 minutes at a time, but we had an excellent model.

I won't show my first attempts because they have a noodle-finger look to them. You'll just have to take my word that I improved.


Dailysketches said...

Wow Vicky!
Your hand drawings are beautiful!
I especially like the bottom one,so sensitively done.
Well,we are off to a good start!

Vicky said...

Thanks so much, Linda!
It's fun doing this challenge together.

Katharine said...

Nice hand drawings and A plus to the one on the bottom.
Sounds like a very worthwhile class. Hands are tricky to sketch.

Vicky said...

Thanks, Katharine, and thanks for the generous grade:) I still like getting 'A's and the added plus is even better.

Janene said...

Nice job on the hands! They are so hard to do and my attempts often turn out rather horridly!

Vicky said...

Janene, thank you for your very supportive comments!