Day 4 Anatomy Studies – Hands

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On day 4 I feel like I’m starting to get a much better grasp of how hands are formed and I’m beginning to become a little bit more in touch with the shape of fingers and how they work together, though (particularly in the top left drawing) I still need to work on foreshortening of fingers.

I took some photo references from the internet so that I could work with different types of hands, unfortunately I couldn’t find anybody to sit still long enough without complaining of cramp!

Though there is little in terms of actual improvement, I did notice that some of these drawings are a lot less sketchy, which I can only attribute to having better knowledge of the forms within and being more confident in my placement of lines.

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Day 3 Anatomy Studies – Hands

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On the third day of my week-long challenge I found myself quite inspired and even though a lot of my drawings didn’t turn out the way I wanted them to, I feel like I started to get a better grasp of finger to palm proportion and started to add some held items into the mix. I noticed that the drawings that turned out the best were the ones were it was extremely uncomfortable to hold the hand-pose. Perhaps because I was less focused on detailing and trying to draw what my mind knows to look like a hand but rather trying to block out the shapes I was seeing quickly and efficiently so that I could rest my hand again.

Day 1 Anatomy Studies – Hands

Day 1 of anatomy studies. Drawn from life (my own hand).
 
I feel like I rely quite heavily on digital medium by being able to very quickly erase, move & resize parts of my drawings to make them look right, so to make it a little harder, I didn’t make any changes to the final sketch aside from putting a neater line drawing of the original over the top and I think it really shows with some of the inaccuracies of these drawings, while I am a lot more comfortable working digitally, I do find that my actual drawing ability is much better portrayed on a traditional medium and I think this has a lot to do with how well I can control a real life pen rather than a tablet pen, I think the reason for this is due to how easy it is to make corrections digitally, so I don’t put as much focus into accuracy, I tend to just draw and fix accordingly after which is a particularly slow and inconvenient method, particularly if working in a professional environment where time is money, so my personal challenge is to draw nothing but hands for a whole week and compare the improvement from day 1. hands2602.png

Artist Research – Figure – Nunzio Paci

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This image created by Nunzio Paci is particularly interesting to me and very relevant to the topic at hand, I chose this particular piece because it combines several aspects of painting that I find very interesting, using the colours sparingly to accentuate parts of the image adds a high interest factor.

Nunzio Paci focuses on combining his subjects with nature, whether it be animals or humans. They are often depicted somewhat scientifically, with bone and muscular structure partially on display. I think that they tell the tale of life & death, particularly as his models are often quite old.

I love the way that he captured a very traditional style while still managing to seamlessly incorporate more modern techniques to create a very well-rounded, experienced painting with a large amount of detail and emotion.