Monday, May 22, 2006

EDM Challenge #10 - Draw a hand


I found a second hand copy of a book on henna tattoos. I've long had a fascination with tattoos of all descriptions so I couldn't resist. This is one of the beautiful hand tattoos. It also happens to be an Everyday Matters Challenge! I am slowly getting some of them done. The fingers are still a bit 'banana-ish'. Once again I've used my new found friends the Faber Castell Shades of Grey Brush pens, my new disposable fountain pen and a couple of Pigma Microns. I do love love love the Shades of Grey pens! They so easily elevate a drawing from a flat line drawing to a reasonable tone drawing in a very short quick time.

9 comments:

Linda said...

What a fun way to do this challenge! I love henna hand tatoos, too! :-)

Alison said...

I'll have to try some of those pens - I love your clown painting

Sioux said...

Love it, love it, love it!!

mw said...

Great sketching. The hand instantly reminded me of an amulet project I used to do with my elementary kids. Great fun. Thanks for the memory.

Rissa said...

I love the look of henna tattoos, you did a great job capturing the feel.

starrgirl's world said...

i'd like to have a henna hand tattoo some time - I love the look. You're drawing is great and I want to try these pens! I have some gray markers, but they bleed through the moleskine pages and I can't use them in my books. sigh...

Malinda said...

They really are lots of fun if you get the right stuff to make it. Check on http://www.hennapage.com/ for more great ideas!
Your drawing is lovely! The shading and design are spot-on!!

Tricia said...

Wonderful! We have all seen a million habd drawings but yours is truly unique.It also reminded me of seeing a girl being hainted for her wedding in India by her relatives and when they finished it looked like she had lacy gloves on. T

maldoridi said...

That is so beautiful! What a clever person you are