I'm not sure how many of you have heard of the Ackerman Pump Pen, but in my search for a "compactible" pen to draw with I found these guys. I love dip pens nibs for the flexibility they have when moving them around the page, and the varying line width in a single stroke. But... Continue Reading →
Draw Sing Bowl
Finally, found some time to continue on with my hand study. I have added two more to the musical instrument page. If you would like to see them in more details visit this page and scroll down to Singing Bowls Apologies for the crappy imagery.
Are you ready to rock?
Creating music opens wide the doors in terms of how hands can be manipulated to play a multitude of instruments - striking, stroking, plucking, strumming, shutting, dampening, stretching... It is a very skill-orientated domain and what you can see in the hands are the technical demands (and years of practice) an instrument needs in order... Continue Reading →
more hand studies
Work has been crazy, so I haven't had a chance to do much drawing. all I have to offer are these three: This one was quite tricky because I had to completely trust what was in front of me. The forefinger looked as though it was also the finger that curls up under the thumb,... Continue Reading →
Step by step – hand on mouse
This is one of three [maybe more if I feel it is a constructive enough excercise] step by step breakdowns of drawing hands. I had some notes I wrote to accompany this, but I cant find them. So hopefully it will all come back to me. Anyway, I will be doing a series of hands... Continue Reading →
Step by Step: pen in hand
Aah! My new best friend - the pen. Sorry about the wonky dissolves – George Lucas would fire me on the spot! 😛 Some easy tips I'd like to give people on shading: 1. If you have very strong shadows on your object, especially anything spherical/cylindrical, don't shade right to the edge. You can see... Continue Reading →
Step by Step: pen resting in hand
See more Hands Study: Holding Objects
Put your hands up in the air!
SEEK PROFESSIONAL HELP My blog’s main objective is to help people draw hands – in different angles or positions, of different ages and in various forms of action. They are an endless source of visual material. Of course I’m not an expert, I just love to draw! [INSERT CORNY HAND PUN HERE] The human figure... Continue Reading →
What do I hope to achieve with this blog?
I have always illustrated for other people to suit their needs (it’s a commercial thing), but I've never had my own style. I was taught to be versatile, which is still important I guess, but these days, you can be who you want to be and it’s okay. It’s acceptable. Maybe it’s to do with... Continue Reading →
Just say no to graphite!
Pen art is the love of my life. Even as a kid I never cared to draw with pencils. They’re either too smudgy or not dark enough and the best results only appear on good quality cartridge paper. I think you also get a little too precious with a pencil - you know, start off... Continue Reading →