Saturday, 23 June 2007

EDM Challenge #10 - Draw your hand or someone else's.

I'm pleased to say that, today, I managed to get another EDM challenge out of the way. My own hand was the obvious choice for me so I sat at my desk, left hand posed, and put graphite to paper with the right. I don't bite my nails but it is winter DownUnder so my nails have become quite brittle and break easily. I was tempted to give them all that beautifully manicured look with freshly painted long nails but I resisted. One day I'm going to treat myself to a professional manicure with false nails to boot! I've never had false nails before so one day I'm gonna do it! I honestly marvel at how women with exceptionally long nails manage to get things done....surely those long talons would get in the way???

Graphite in A5 Sketchbook - © Serena Lewis
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26 comments:

  1. EXCELLENT, Serena!! Shading is incredible!

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  2. Serena, I've enjoyed the comments you left on my blog, but had never visited yours. Your drawing of your hands is lovely, and I especially like the way you use shading to make the drawing pop. Hands are tricky to do convincingly; you have done well.

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  3. Nice work on this. I like what you've done with details on some spots and letting them out on other places...

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  4. Your drawing of your hand is wonderful! Great line and shading.

    Chris

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  5. Ooo! You're hand is exquisit! I'm so happy you didn't give yourself perfect nails. It's so beautiful like this.

    Oh, and btw, I love the drawing of your yellow bucket and the story that goes with it. It's such a humble object, but you've made it shine with its true stature.

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  6. I love all your artwork! You do such a nice job on shading, too. Always like to see what you have done--even the yellow bucket--hehe!
    Always, Rita

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  7. Very impressive...I have no abilities in this area whatsoever! You are very talented!

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  8. Thank you all for your wonderful comments on my latest EDM challenge. I'm so appreciative when people take the time to leave a comment.

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  9. Hey! nice work. I especially like the kookaburra! Thanks for checking out my blog too. I'm really impressed with your goal of donating 10% to the welfare of animals. Good luck with this... it's a wonderful idea.
    Bec

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  10. Thanks, Bec! :) I hope to make a difference to the welfare of animals even if it's only in a small way.

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  11. Oh Serena, you can really make a pencil sing!! - Barbara

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  12. Wonderful job on your hand! The shading and shape are just great!! And, another EDM challenge done! That feels so good doesn't it?!

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  13. Such beautiful and delicate lines! The hands I do are always overworked, but this is wonderful. Just the right amount of shading and the shadows are perfect. Well done!

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  14. What a wonderful drawing, really fantastic! I used to think fake nails were not for me, but what I really like are the acrylic nails where you don't use tips. Then I file them so that they are not too long. What I like is that they are rock hard, it's so nice because my nails used to always chip and split and break. I don't like the acrylic on top of tips though, that makes a nail that is too thick to do anything with (like open a can of pepsi). But acrylic without tips, I love that. :)

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  15. This is an amazing sketch, Serena. Great job.

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  16. Thanks everyone for your wonderful comments....much appreciated ~

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  17. beautiful work on this hand sketch! I enjoyed browsing through your other drawings on your blog too. Cute puppy!

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  18. What exquisite graphite work, Serena! your shading is perfect...so are your nails!
    Ronell

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  19. Thanks, Ronell....glad you dropped by ~ :)

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  20. You did a really nice job with this!!!
    *LOVE* the fingernails!

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  21. Thank you, stapeliad ~ :)

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  22. That's a beautiful hand and nicely drawn. The shadows help too. My hands are now showing their age - where did the wrinkles come from and the age spots!
    w.

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  23. Thanks for the lovely compliment, Wendy ~ :)

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  24. I'm having trouble with painting hands at this very moment. My first attempt at painting them, so I truly appreciate your lovely work here. I'm envious :)
    regards
    Maria from Bilo

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  25. Thanks, Maria.....I'm sure you will do very well with your first attempt at painting hands. :)

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