As I’ve been improving my art skills, both digitally and traditionally, I’ve been drawing more and more actual humanoid figures as well as my little monsters.
And as I do more of them, I start to notice the things I struggle with most. Eyes are okay, mostly, and I’m not too bothered with the noses. But I really struggle with mouths, and hands. Hands!
Like this… look at these monstrosities!
So a few weeks ago I decided that it would be a really good idea to draw 1000 hands. I’m not sure why I decided this – I’m a bit of a looney. But surely repetition of something would help. Surely looking at the different ways other people draw hands would help.
I collected a few (hundred) reference images from Pinterest at varying levels of complexity, like these…
…and started drawing.
I’ve been drawing in batches mostly, occasionally following some tutorials. And so far I have 74 hands.
Just 926 to go!