I’m quite handy.

Hands holding coffee mug

Hands, my frienemy.

Oh, how I hate to draw hands. Yesterday’s post, the Cynic, had to be redrawn because I had erased the hand so many times that I had worn through the paper. Guess what? When you draw people, you draw hands. By the end of this year, I will probably be much improved in this area.

It’s not uncommon, this problem with hands. Many artists cut them off or hide them behind their models backs. There are plenty of drawings out there showing people with their hands in their pockets.

Luckily, there are also plenty of resources out there to help people draw hands. There is also a wonderful list of these resources on a single post of the fantastic blog, “Drawn in Black: The Drawing Blog.” You could spend months digging through this list. I know I’ve spent hours there.

And, for those of you who prefer more than one cup of coffee, there’s always the danger of this:

Beware the Bean, copyright Lisa Yarost, 2011

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