Friday, July 8, 2011

Visual Library

Attempting to build up my visual library... 
by drawing my own hands from life for practice.

Hands are one of the most expressive parts of the body, but are also one of the most difficult things to draw in my opinion. Observation is so important because it builds your understanding of how the real world functions, so you can then translate that into 2 dimensions however you want - realistically or stylistically.

Drawings are (c) Erin McManness 2011


  1. I agree, hands are incredibly difficult to draw- but you seem to have done a great job!

  2. Your drawings are amazing!! Hands are the hardest to draw, mine look like square blocks compared to yours! lol :) And yes, Beyonce just kills it.

  3. The shading and attention to form is great. : ) I'm getting better at getting the general shape; I've got to start looking more inwards for form, etc.

    ...I tend to draw my left hand when I can't think what else to draw.

  4. Milla - Thank you so much! They are indeed difficult - practice makes stronger work, right?

    Sabrina - Thank you my dear :) Did you get your Fashionary book yet? You'll hafta tell me how you like it! I really want one!

    pondweed - Thank you :) I really have to be patient and train myself to work generally and then detail. Still haven't gotten it all worked out yet, haha!


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