Thursday, June 12, 2008

EDM #10 Draw your hand or 100 hands

I thought it would be good practice to draw one hundred hands! Another thought was to buy a large book at a thrift store, gesso the pages to use as a sketchbook for acrylics or oil sketches. The pages were too thin to have the gessoed pages work. So I decided to go ahead and sketch the hands in the book! It has been good practice, I made my left hand draw my right a few time as well (its showing improvement) I'm not comfortable defacing the book-copyright issues with the author etc. Interesting where the images in the book take you. It has been fun!
This is the book that the 100 hands started in, when I realized that they were all left hands I tried a few with my left hand drawing my right. Amazing how fast lefty wore out!





17 comments:

freebird said...

I think your hands drawings are super. Using a printed book adds some automatic background for you. I don't see any copyright problem unless you plan on selling your altered book. Who hasn't gotten a coffee or tea ring on a book at some point? I don't think the police showed up to cart anyone away. You are showing your hands not the print but maybe I'm wrong here.

Pippa said...

Really great, Lyn, and truly inspiring, wow! I especially like that your hands interact with the images already in the book.

I struggle with drawing my hands these days ... think I should follow your example and draw in the book I've set aside for scribbling in, though it is a text-only novel.

Defacing? No. Such a BAD word! Simply having FUN, being FREE, colouring outside the lines (and over them)! :)

meinhild said...

What a great idea! I was thinking about practicing body-parts as well. Have to look for a old book on my shelf.
Greetings from France

Margaret Ann said...

Truly unique...and very inspiring...what a fabulous practice tool! I may have to give it a go as well at some point...:)

Nina Johansson said...

A really super idea to use an old book for this. Cool with drawings in the images of the book.

Steve said...

Very creative! Great work.

Alison said...

Beautiful sketches - I think drawing in books is just fine.

Anita Davies said...

Your hands look wonderful among all the images and I love the way you have interacted them.

Kathleen said...

love the idea & the sketches the green pepper page is one of my favorites --my library cleans their shelves regularly and sells the books for a quarter - I think I know where I will get my next sketch book

Anetka said...

your drawings look fabulous!
I love the idea of drawing in a book, some drawings and paintings inspire our images that we wouldn't be able to achieve on a plane paper.

I will give it a go soon:)

Deborah said...

Interesting approach. I like the pages with the ladies strolling along. Thanks for sharing.

Jennifer Lawson said...

Wonderful! Great creative idea. I can't wait to see more.

clare said...

Beautifully drawn hands Lyn, and all with an instant background! Great stuff. Thankyou for visiting our Moly_x_25 blog. You were our first visitor comment, WoW!

odd chick said...

This is a great idea and would would possibly help me get pass my problems with drawing hands. I really liked your lamp too - now that's very intriguing.

SCquiltaddict said...

what a great job and a terrific idea...bytw you can do anything you want to a book that you own including defacing it...selling it at a profit...its okay to tear up a book...

dddidy415 said...

this is freakin' sweet

lyn said...

I noticed I had not added 100 hands to the labels. Thought I would count and I've not completed the 100! I'm at about 60! 40 more hands and 30 more dogs! I know I can use the hands practice!