Drawing of a hand in ink, ink and ink

Drawing of a hand in mixed media

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 😉

223 Skulls

See the original here Skulls and bones are quite facinating… I’d like to have some kind of object in the house that could be interresting to draw repeatedly from different angles and with different light-settings.. Not a human skull – don’t worry ! But something that has an organic interesting shape with bumps, holes, cracks … Read more

155 more hands

Hands again. See original here I’m still first on the beginning pages of this sketchbook, but i bought a new one.. With watercolour paper.. So I’m a bit in a hurry to finish this one, so i can get going with the watercolor thing… I just notices that i forgot to tone the little triangle … Read more