Can I give you a hand? (Or 2, or 3,…)

Did you know that the skeleton of an average human hand consists of 27 bones? That´s why among other things it´s so very hard to mend them sometimes when broken.

 

Most people think, that drawing a face is difficult (which done properly surely is). But actually it´s even harder to draw a human hand.

 

Since I like to challenge myself, I portrayed my left hand in the last couple of weeks and was happy to see that my drawings improved -my first attempts were really awful, but not being a chicken, I´ll show you these as well, though at the end of this post;)

 

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The one on the left was made with biro, the one on the right with coal.

 

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Quick sketch after a Da Vinci drawing.

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Likewise after Da Vinci

 

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This I sketched after a photograph made by my dear friend Inese who´d just had her second Blog anniversary – please check out her beautiful blog Making memories!

 

And now to my (awful) first attempts:

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24 thoughts on “Can I give you a hand? (Or 2, or 3,…)

    • Hi Chris – thank you so much! It really has, hasn´t it? I was so astonished to see it myself – it´s been exactly the encouragement I needed ´cause at first I thought “this is never going to work out!”;) Cheers! Sarah:)

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  1. Yes, I really can see the development in these. I vaguely remember reading somewhere that hands are so tricky to draw, many cartoon characters tend to have only four fingers. 🙂

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  2. Well done, Sarah 🙂 Can’t put my finger on exactly why, but have tried drawing hands and know they’re difficult! These sketches are proof of your progress… gotta hand you that! 😉 ♥ ❤

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