Saturday, 26 January 2013
Talking Hands - #12
Ever notice how we talk with our hands.
Many times our hands reveal what our face may conceal.
They may express our feelings without us even realizing it.
Besides our face, our hands are the most exposed part of our body.
The hand in the center is mine, drawn from life... rugged looking as an old fishermans, from years of using them rougher than I should have... probably because I never wear gloves...
(well I say never but I have learned I will wear them anytime in the future I prune Roses)
...the other hands are drawn from photographs in a book where I kept turning pages till I found a hand and immediately drew it.. some are better and some are worse but every one taught me something.
Nothing was planned, they just went on the paper where they found a spot.
Oh to someday draw hands like Leonardo and Durer...
Talking Hands, drawings of hands, 8 1/2" x 11", cross-hatch and line drawing, dip pens, india ink, watercolor wash...
center fist was drawn with a large writing nib, all surrounding hand sketches were done with a fine crow quill, in my sketchbook at Desideratum Art and Jewelry in St. Martins, New Brunswick, on the Bay of Fundy.