I see that I am not the only one trying to do hands! what techinque do you use? Up till recently I would almost always just start from a finger, and build my way, now I try to follow more geometric rules and build a wireframe for the whole hand before going into details. It helps me place the thumb better, and the proportions get more precise.
Feet...well I figured they are ugly anyway so way bother to learn them ?
But no matter what, hands are hard andfeet!
I haven't really begun to do it myself, but I think that you should work a bit more on the female hand, and diferentiate it from the male one.
R_M - yeah, I'm a hands and feet addict, not because I find them easy but because every drawing is a real challenge.
The teacher who held that weekend seminar told us to start with rough geometric blocking of the main shapes and then work out the details. That's why my hands mostly "look" male: I tried to get the knack of the basic forms rather than achieving a natural look.
Don't regard feet as ugly! I'm very fond of feet (especially of mine ) since they carry all that weight, are comparable small and seldom complain . I feel tht normally they are neglected too much. Caress your feet and you'll discover how beautiful they can be - and how many shapes they contain.
That foot (in black ink I think) hanging over the bed is great jester. The one two after the hand holding the ball. On that particular one you really controlled your stroke and line quality very well and it emphasized and suggested the form very well. This is big body of work keep it up man.
-http://iwasink.com/- DS Illustration
There is nothing wrong with using a photo to help you see things.
No one complains about life drawing,
so take a photo.
its easy, and will improve your piece greatly."
Hey folks, thanks a lot for your comments! This is very encouraging. I've decided to take a few days off this week and hopefully will find some time to draw in the park and a playground just across the street (we've got lovely spring weather here, a bit chilly still, but sunny and dry!).
Just returned from the children's playground across the street. This was great fun, sitting in the sun and drawing children. It became an experience when I suddenly found myself surrounded by up to eight children:
"Hey, you are drawing!"
"Come here, Yanni, she's drawing you!"
"Can you draw him?"
"Can you draw her?"
"Who taught you to draw?"
"Can you draw horses as well?"
"Will you draw me???!!!"
"Go over there, Yanni, she will DRAW you!"
Here are the results:
MCM, you love pirates, too? One day we should start the Middle Class pirates thread!!!
I'll be off for a few days over Easter and probably only lurk occasionally. I'll be definitely back on Tuesday next week!