Posted 7th April 2006
This drawing, although done from life in a mirror, (it’s my left hand,) is loosely based on the hand in theVan Dyck copy I did a while back, except that thehand in Van Dyck’s drawing is resting on a skull. I don’t have a skull, so mine is resting on poor Clytie’s head.
It’s an interesting viewpoint to draw a hand from though, with drastic foreshortening of the arm. Michellewasn’t too convinced that the drawing of the wrist and arm was right until I sat down, put my arm into the sameposition and showed her. Actually it is pretty close, I have thin, bony wrists.
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