Monday, September 20, 2010

Hands – The Drawing Board

Drawing fingers are tricky. You have to make close observations to where the shadows are lying – is the shadow on that finger or on the one below it?

Fingernails – to make them look their best, draw the skin around them instead of drawing the nail itself. A better representation of the nail is created this way.

I used a B pencil in the darkest darks, HB in the mid-shadows, and 2H for the mid-tone values.

Hands Shade Shading

Hands Blend


Hand Complete

Hands Complete

Next time on The Drawing Board, the shirt.


Anonymous said...

Nice explanations, Valerie.

Teresa said...

This is a wonderful drawing. Thank you for the helpful observations.... learning to "see" is something I have to continually work at.

Valerie Jones said...

Thank you, Lynn and Teresa. Drawing what you see takes time...I'm still trying to get it perfected.