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.


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

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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