13 September 2007

margaret's hands

Strathmore drawing, 200 gsm, 12" x 18". 10 minutes.

at the start of every session with a model, i use hand poses for warm ups. it gives the model a chance to settle down and gives me a chance to wake up.

for some reason the straight finger poses are the hardest to do ... much harder than fists or flexed fingers. it's very difficult to draw the fingers and avoid the feeling that the hands are tense, or the fingers too fat or too stiff, or the hand contorted in some hard to pin down (hard to correct) way.

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