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New Drawing: Pleading Hands

November 17, 2011

Here’s a new ink drawing, 8.5 x 11 inches on rag paper using a Uniball Gelstick. It’s taken from a series of video screen grabs I made recently of two people having a discussion about movies. Their hands were very animated, so I hope to do a few more of them.

The process involved displaying the screen grab on my computer screen in front of me, sketching the outline of the hands to size using a Prismacolor layout marker (10% grey) and then started shading, as demonstrated in the image above. I had to darken this scan some so you could see the grey lines better. This paper had a few spots of uneven sizing on the surface which causes the marks to skip and drag in an annoying manner, but I managed to get it to work. That’s a common problem with most paper stock.

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One comment

  1. The hands are absolutely beautiful David. I also liked your recent
    post of the boys with guns…it was great.



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