Posted 24th May 2006
This, as far as I can remember, is the first hand of this series to be done in charcoal.Lately, I seem to reach for the charcoal by reflex and don’t use pencil so much. I guessthat’s a sign that I’m becoming more comfortable with it. Also I think it makes fornicer drawings.
This drawing was approached like a Bargue drawing, almost all my drawings are now toa greater or lesser extent. First I put in the centre line on my drawing, then visualiseda centre line through my hand. After marking in the top and bottom points where the edges ofmy hand crossed the centre line, I put in acouple of other points within these to get some idea of the proportion, then fixed thefurthest point to the right. Once this was done, I could see where the main block shapesneeded to go and worked down in levels of detail from there. I knew it was time to stopwhen my hand started aching from holding this position.
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