Sick Left Hands

[Sorry, Ed (author of Six Left Hands)]

Back in the times before Paris … <interlude> … you know, I follow a few great sketching sites on wordpress … and one of those are Suhita Shirodkar’s sketchaway … </interlude> well, a few days before Paris, Suhita published a blog entry with a tonal study of her left hand.
And I thought, hey, I’ve got one of those (i.e. left hand and even a blog, too). Here’s Suhita’s left hand: hand_shadows.jpg.

So I continued running a few days with 30(!) second gesture drawings of other peoples’ hands… Then Paris happened.

Yeah, well, anyway, and then Ed published his six lefties and I thought, Stuart, the time is ripe again, are your hand skills up to scratch? … do a few more quick gesture drawings and give it a try.

Today, in every free 20 minute slot, I jumped to the challenge. Lamy fountain pen in hand. Sometimes standing in front of the mirror. So some lefties look like righties. Enjoy.

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And here are some of the quick gesture sketches. You can see more of these gesture sketches in the gesture sub-menu.

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2 thoughts on “Sick Left Hands

  1. Ed Mostly Nov 29, 2015 / 11:00 pm

    Wow, great lines for form, and foreshortening! As a group they remind me of a British Sign Language book I used to have; similarly clear and expressive. Ed

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    • Stu-ttg-art Nov 29, 2015 / 11:08 pm

      Thanks, Ed! Hands can be soooo expressive. I could draw them all day long 🙂 I’m really a sucker for lines at the moment and not sure when I’ll get those watercolours out again.

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