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 😉

384 Another drawing of my hand in pen and watercolor

There has been a lot of hand drawings floating around on the reddit these last days, so I felt like drawing hands too. I did one yesterday, and then here’s another one. Don’t forget to join the rest of the people submitting their daily drawings to the reddit /r/onedrawingdaily – You don’t strictly have to … Read more

383 Drawing of my hand

Here’s a quick and messy sketch of my hand. It’s pencil and some kind of charcoal.. (Sepia dark..? the pencil is brown, but it ends up almost black) Kirkistan among others suggested that I throw in a good old-fashioned “real life” sketch once in a while. It does feel good, I admit it!

5 observations that I’ve made about hands, sausages and chicken thighs.

In my recent post “Six things i learned from drawing 319 drawings in 4 months and 13 days” I suggested that you draw your own hand. It’s been a couple of days now, and I’ve been thinking about the subject – and come to realize, that there are in fact a lot of things that … Read more