Margo Schwirian
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Richard Pace's Drawing Hands

Share a little about the materials, processes and techniques used to create this piece. Staedtler Karat Aquarell Colored pencil on Strathmore Drawing Premium Recycled paper. The drawing which is now on the far right (I keep rearranging these photos) is from Lesson 6. I started with the gestural drawing in green colored pencil, and then switched to the dark colored pencil. Later, I went back in on my drawing of the hand holding the ball point pen and tried to get a better idea of what the bones were doing and how accurate or inaccurate my drawing might be. Then there was the drawing of the glass that you were looking down into - part of the problem with that was the fact that the glass tapers as it goes down to the bottom. It is either held at a slight angle or else being viewed slightly to the right of center. Thus, the circular shape in the bottom of the glass is off to the right hand side rather than centered in the bottom of the glass. The glass alone made for some interesting challenges, not to mention the hand. Is the piece for sale? No What are you most proud of? I still have a good deal of practicing to do, but I am having an easier time drawing hands. What advice would you give someone starting this project? Do like Richard says and draw every hand that you get a chance to draw.

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Margo Schwirian made Richard Pace's Drawing Hands with:

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Project Description

Share a little about the materials, processes and techniques used to create this piece. Staedtler Karat Aquarell Colored pencil on Strathmore Drawing Premium Recycled paper. The drawing which is now on the far right (I keep rearranging these photos) is from Lesson 6. I started with the gestural drawing in green colored pencil, and then switched to the dark colored pencil. Later, I went back in on my drawing of the hand holding the ball point pen and tried to get a better idea of what the bones were doing and how accurate or inaccurate my drawing might be. Then there was the drawing of the glass that you were looking down into - part of the problem with that was the fact that the glass tapers as it goes down to the bottom. It is either held at a slight angle or else being viewed slightly to the right of center. Thus, the circular shape in the bottom of the glass is off to the right hand side rather than centered in the bottom of the glass. The glass alone made for some interesting challenges, not to mention the hand. Is the piece for sale? No What are you most proud of? I still have a good deal of practicing to do, but I am having an easier time drawing hands. What advice would you give someone starting this project? Do like Richard says and draw every hand that you get a chance to draw.

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