The next two months look jam-packed with work, the kind of schedule that quickly becomes an excuse to not get out and draw. So I’m giving myself a little project to work on, something I can do in little bits through the day.
I’m drawing hands in this little book. I even drew a hand on the cover so you know I’m committed 🙂
(If you can’t read my handwriting, it says: “100 Hands is an attempt to better understand hands so I can use them more expressively and confidently in my work.”)
I’ve drawn a few in the book and I mean to keep drawing. Some hands are drawn watching my kids and using my own hand as a model, but there are two really valuable sources I’m using to learn and practice.
One is an online video, The Ultimate Guide to Drawing Hands with Richard Pace.
And the other is an online resource called Line of Action.
Will I draw a hundred hands? Will I stop at a hundred? I don’t know, I figured I’d just start without worrying too much about the end.
I’m hoping the project helps me
1) Understand hands better. Hands are super-expressive and I’d like to use them better in my work.
2) Draw a little bit everyday, no matter how busy my day is.
2) Draw even on days I can’t sketch outside.
I’ll post updates once in a while and I’ll be tagging those studies with #drawhundredhands on instagram. You can too!