We will start our human form project by looking at HANDS. Below are some images that show the varying properties of hands when seen from different angles. At certain angles the hand looks completely alien! We will learn some basic principles of drawing and proportion that will equip us to capture hand shapes - honestly :-) There are also some images showing different pastel styles.
|Cold palette pastel|
|A sketchbook approach|
|Foreshortening and simple line construction|
|Simple flat hand photos|
|Breaking down the hand into basic shapes|
|Hands can create an "complete" picture|
|Foreshortening with two cupped hands - shows the big outer contour nicely as eel as the main lines in the hand.|
We have looked at and tried ways to draw and paint the hand and these are more or less the same when tackling feet. There are some obvious differences in shape and proportion but how we measure and draw them is the same.
Some photos showing how the foot can be both strange to look at and how it can also be elegant and a picture in its own right.
Some paintings of feet:
Some drawings of feet: