Saturday, March 12, 2011

Hipbone Field Guide to the Figure session #5... Hands (Expression)

I went to my 5th session of Hipbone's Field Guide to the Figure today. Jeff refreshed our memories about hands from last time and this week our mission was to include both hands and faces in our drawings. Our model did a great job ....and adding hands instantly added "emotional content" to our drawings. In two weeks I'll go to my final session..."Feet" (Structure and Expression).

(Top photo): Drawing, Celeste Bergin, Aaron #1, Charcoal on 18 x 24 paper
(Bottom photos): Drawing, Celeste Bergin, Aaron #2, Pencil on 18 x 24 paper, Drawing, Celeste Bergin, Aaron #3, Charcoal on 18 x 24 toned paper


5 comments:

Dan Kent said...

Great sketches all! Sounds like a wonderful class. Hands are difficult. Doubly difficult is including them in a portrait, and getting all the proportions right. Fine job!

AutumnLeaves said...

Nicely done, Celeste! I like the kind of intense expression that belie the relaxed state of the hands on the top sketch.

Marie Theron said...

Very good, how excellent those hands! I can surely learn from this!

Kathy said...

These sketches are marvelous! Very sensitive renderings that convey feeling. Your technical prowess is enviable!

billspaintingmn said...

Great job Celeste! The top one looks like you were 'fencing' with a stick of charcoal, slip slip slip slip.. I think hands do add expression to a picture.