Friday, November 22, 2013

Sketching Hands and an Elephant





















I was very busy today so there was little time for art.  I started sketching some hands from a magazine clipping.  Then I realized both hand were missing the thumb.  So I tried adding my own thumb which was problematic to say the least.  I need to look for some better source material. I started a pinterest board on hands so that should help a little.




















Since I was so unhappy with my hands I had to do something else.  I got a newsletter from Carolyn Dube today and took her Spark of Art-spriation as a starting point. It was fast and lots of fun.

Linking to Art Every Day Month and Paint Party Friday

11 comments:

  1. Hands are always hard! Your colourful elephant is wonderful. Valerie

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  2. I can tell by the shape of the left hand that thumb is hiding underneath. It looks good!! I think it would look better without the thumbs!! Adorable colourful elephant too...lots of fun!!

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  3. i watched 2 of your videos last night, the ones on journal flips. i love your journals. 'glad you are here, too. melinda 38

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  4. Love the colorful elephant! Very fun and bright! May I offer some advice? Drawing your own hands from life is super practice. Just hold one up in different positions while the other hand draws it (tape paper down).

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  5. Hands are soooo hard!
    Love the whimsical elephant.
    Happy Friday!

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  6. hands are very difficult to get just right......that's for sure.
    The elephant looks like it's looking through a colorful jungle! I just did an elephant in my art journal. They are magical creatures.

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  7. funny I just painted an image -and her hand wasn't showing the thumb, but I left it and think I like it that way. Love your spark of inspiration-good job!

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  8. LOVE your colourful elephant!

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  9. You have a wonderful, vibrant energy in your elephant! Beautiful!

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  10. Hands are very challenging to draw. You did a great job! Your colorful elephant is really fun, too.

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