Saturday, 25 April 2009

"Hand night" at life drawing class

Every week, we study a different aspect of the body or a particular method of drawing. This week's class was about drawing hands - something a lot of people find very difficult (but bizarrely, something I really like doing). We talked a lot about the anatomy of the hand and wrist (for example, the wrist and knuckles are always on the same plane, no matter which way the hand is turned). We did lots of very quick one minute sketches of the model's hands, and then a few longer drawings. It was a fantastic class.

Next week is the last class in the ten week course, and will be dealing with feet and foreshortening. Then I'll have to join the Monday class for seasoned pros. Not sure how I feel about moving away from the beginner class!

Quick warm-up sketch of my own hand


Pretty quick drawing of my classmate Anya's hand (about 5 minutes)


Final drawing of the night of the model Steve's hand - about 20 minutes

10 comments:

Alex said...

Wow! That kind of speed and that kind of result :) I must say... it's superman kind of super! ^^
Good job!

Shirley said...

Your hands are great! I'm one of the "strugglers!"

marancat said...

These are great - especially the one of Anya's hand.

Kate (Cathy Johnson) said...

VERY nice job! And yep, hands are tricky...can't believe you did so well in such a short time!

タンナ said...

wow that's really great! I have yet to try body parts on actual humans, but it seems difficult to get the proportions correct. But, you did a great job of it. ^_^

Junie and J said...

Nice job. You did a great job rendering the hand. I like the warm-ups a lot they have a lot of energy. The full drawing is very nice, it has a lot of roundness, and you can almost see the muscle structure good job.
On a side note, I love the post about the bread and Wallace and Grommit, The toast rack is so cool.

raena said...

How fun! I'm so jealous you get to attend a figure drawing class! Great sketches!

Pea said...

lovely work!he sketches are very good! You sure have mastered the hand sketch!

B said...

You'd be fine at the next level's class. Your hands are really good!

Fioleta said...

Impressive sketches of hands. Your life drawing class sounds very good. Hope you'll love the advanced one.

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