Wednesday, 10 February 2010

Wednesday's Expressive Drawing Class~Hands


Sorry boys, no boobs today.  Our subject today was hands and our model remained fully dressed for these particular sketches.

I have been focusing on hands during my own morning sketching practices and spend approx. 1 hour at a time drawing one hand.  We had 15 minutes to draw both.

On the first one I was feeling utterly frustrated thinking I was drawing complete garbage when the instructor came along and praised the drawing.  She then gave me some pointers as she usually does with each student.
The woman in the class whos drawing I thought was the best actually didn't "cut the mustard" so to speak.  I don't know.

I suppose that mine are more painterly and less linear and flat.  They lack detail which is what is supposed to be the case with this type of drawing. 

What worries me is that how will I know if what I'm striving to achieve is correct.  I suppose that's what taking classes and experience will show me.  Maybe then I'll have a better idea about what makes art art.

Next week we return to a male model.  Probably not pseudo Kurt, but I'll keep my fingers crossed for Emma's sake;-)

5 comments:

tony said...

You Can Tell So Much From Hands (more than boobs!).I love the old tradition (sadly going out of fashion) where people greet each other by shaking hands.You can tell so much about a person (& yourself) by how someone uses the hands to introduce themselves to you.....lovely drawings.

Kurt said...

You can tell so much from boobs!

Perpetual Chocoholic said...

Especially man boobs. If a man has cleavage he's probably on blood pressure medication or having a sex change;-)

BumbleVee said...

or just out of shape and overweight....

emma said...

yummy - hands. i am a total hands woman. Certain Man's hands can make me totally go weak in the knees. i'm not sure why - but tis true.

i'm not so fond of man boobs though..just saying.

But hands! OH MY WORD!!!!