Structure and Proportion
We were asked to observe different parts of our body and make sketches in our sketch book. I focused on the hands and feet.
I sketched the hands in pencil, and then coloured with watercolour. I tried to demonstrate tone and shade.
I enjoyed doing the hand sketches, though they were challenging. I find it difficult, however, to do sketches of other people’s hands when in a life drawing situation and they are at a distance. I think I panic, and then I mess them up!
I think the watercolour works well with the pencil. I have expressed tonal graduations, but could include more detail with the paint, such as the lines themselves.
Here are the feet sketches, which I did in pencil…
Although I had to contort my legs and hips and feet a bit, I really enjoyed doing these sketches, and I actually enjoyed working in pencil for a change. I used a 2b pencil, and for the shading I used the pencil loosely, on its side. I also used pronounced lines to demarcate the outlines and lines, although I have been told that it is not good practice to use outlines. I think it worked with these feet though.
Overall, a very enjoyable exercise, and brilliant practice.