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CANDLE IN THE DIVINE WIND Part 2 – hand studies

There’s a magnetic attraction that water has to golf balls – you play a lovely round, driving the ball down every fairway … until you get to the hole with the water. That ball is magnetised and dunks itself in the drink every time! It’s the same with drawing the human figure: you make a good study until you get to a hand and spoil things by managing little more than a poorly executed dead toad! And like the golf, it’s all in the mind!

There are enough tutorials in books and on line to learn the technical details of hand/finger structure but to see how technical skill is transformed into divine beauty you need go no further than the Old Masters.

The following images are the hand studies for CANDLE IN THE DIVINE WIND:

CANDLE IN THE DIVINE WIND hand graphite study 3.jpg

CANDLE IN THE DIVINE WIND hand graphite study 2.jpg

CANDLE IN THE DIVINE WIND hand graphite study 1.jpg

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Drawing …

CACTUS - graphite

… a cactus body that we brought along to the drawing group last week. The day was mostly overcast so no strong shadows to help create form. Concave trunk, rounded branches, variations in textures and a low tonal range made this a complicated subject.

DRAWING THE DRAWING GROUP DRAWING

WEDNESDAY'S P.M. GROUP

WEDNESDAY'S A.M. GROUP

 

OUR GALLERY ON THE SEA …

sbs-moonlightWelcome to our online studio where we record some of our creative work.

Please click on the tabs above to view each gallery.

We’ve just opened a land-based studio where we can work and hold drawing and watercolour classes. Our sailing studio is still very much part of our lives and is our warm and welcoming home every evening.