Tag Archive | daily drawing



hand 4 comp palms

Last week I drew my hands.  It’s clear that drawing palms is easier for me than the backs of hands.

hand 2 comp don't lift

I did the left hand with the right hand, and then the right hand with the left hand.

hands 1 comp

I don’t think I made much progress in one week.  Above are my first drawings, below are the last.  Maybe I loosened up a bit.  I’m stumped as to how to draw the veins for one thing.

hand 5 comp last

I did do pretty well not looking at the paper though–the drawing really does resemble a hand.

hand 3 comp dont look

Obviously this subject matter is always available for future attempts.  And interestingly, my favorite is the palm drawn with my left hand (top drawings, right).  Go figure.



boots comp s

Onedrawingdaily has been encouraging us all to follow his lead and draw every day (http://onedrawingdaily.com/2015/01/29/why-dont-you-start-drawing-every-day-take-the-challenge/).  That was my intention with my new pencils and sketchbook when Nina and I began this blog (https://methodtwomadness.wordpress.com/2014/07/31/in-the-news/).  I have been drawing a lot more but–I confess–not every day.

boots 3s

I decided to try to spare at least 15 minutes each day and draw the same thing for a week.  I pulled out all my old drawing class tricks:  don’t pick the pencil up off the paper,

boots continuous s

don’t look at the paper while drawing,

boots don't look s

draw with your left (or non-dominant) hand.  That’s the drawing at the top on the right.

These are not masterpieces by any means, but I’ll repeat once again what one of my drawing teachers told me (after “draw draw draw”).  You do 100 drawings and throw 99 out–but the 100th!  So…95 to go before I start to worry.