Drawing of a hand in ink, ink and ink

Drawing of a hand in mixed mediaHere’s my 623’th drawing since the 9th September 2014. It’s my hand. I’ve drawn my hand tons of times since i started drawing every day, but recently, it’s all been about cats and dogs – so I thought I’d try another hand drawing. Hands are really difficult – especially since I’ve gotten out of the habit of drawing them. I messed up the proportions quite a bit in this one, and while trying my best to fix them I applied the white guache quite handsomely. Since white guache is waterbased, it’s a really bad idea to apply water-based ink on top, because it’ll just turn into a muddy gray.

It looks pretty sinister, but I had fun with drawing this one. I keep hearing more experienced artists arguing against using all-black backgrounds because it gets flat and texture-less, and while I get that point, I also think that it has quite an effect on the spatiality of the hand. Anyway – the drawing wasn’t very planned – each step is pretty much an attempt to conceal an error in the previous step, but I bet I can learn a lot from working in that way.

Step a little back from your screen! It looks nicer from a distance 😉