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2.50 / 5.00

Jun 27, 2011 | 11:48 PM EDT
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Author Comments

Just finished this, and I'm pretty happy with it. Drawn with a magical tool that we call the pencil. Trying to teach myself how to draw so I can put my fractal days behind me.

I'm sure a lot of you will notice the ring finger. Honestly, while I was drawing the guidelines, my ring finger curled up a little, and when I noticed it later, I couldn't bother myself to fix it.

IN RETROSPECT: It's way too much of a curve and my shading needs to be darker.



Rated 3.5 / 5 stars

Drainage channel?

I was a little confused by the presence of what looks like a drainage channel down the centre of your palm.

Don;'t get me wrong, it's a decent looking image of the palm of your hand, but a few issues have crept in there and just detracted from the image slightly. I like the way that you've drawn it to the edge of the page, which helps with an unorthodox look, which is yet another way of allowing an artist to express their artistic talent.

The index finger looks too "uniform", as in it does not seem to taper. I know that one person's hand can look vastly different from another's when you get right down to it, but I'm not sure I've seen a finger that doesn't taper at all. Perhaps a little bulge in the knukcles would be appropriate, as that seems to be what I can see on most hands I've shaken over the years.

The curvature of the ring finger is interesting, but a little exaggerated for my liking. This is accentuated by the curvature of the pinkie going the other way. Just a small tweak would make this bearable, I feel.

Still, it's lovingly detailed

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Tateos responds:

Yeah, I know what you mean, to all of it. I think that, when I did the original sketch, I worried to much about the interior detail than the shape of the hand.


Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

Very well done

Great hand here, hands are among the hardest things to draw, along with faces. Ring finger looks a little curvy... Your shading and textures are spot on, I thought I was looking at a black and white photo when I first loaded the page.

Was this one of those "bored in class" sketches? That looks like one of the desks I used, LOL

Good job, keep it up!

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Tateos responds:

Thanks, it's actually a table at my house.


Rated 3.5 / 5 stars


I agree with Soapbubble, hands are very hard to draw, you have to get it just right, which you did. The only problem is the values, the contrast between the shading/lighting. It lacks depth because of this, and almost gives a "flat" appearance. Try making the shading darker where it is needed and this will make the lighting appear brighter. Overall very nice on the hand itself, Good job.

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Tateos responds:

I fully agree. I really need to add darker shades next time.


Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

Great drawing skills

That's a pretty nice sketch of your own hand there. Looks like someone kind of just laid down a hand and then traced it and filled it in with a whole lot of details after the fact. It looks really great though.

I like the little cuff of the shirt sleeve at the bottom of the image, at least you know it is attached to someone's body anyways and not been decapitated too. It has some great shading on it as well.

The hand itself has lines in it like a normal hand too. It just looks like you could lift it up, color it in a bit and hold out somewhere and it would look like a real hand the whole way which would also be clever I guess.

Overall, very nice detailed drawing of your hand.

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Tateos responds:

Thanks a lot.


Rated 4 / 5 stars

Well drawn

Considering how hard hands are to draw, I'd say this is pretty well drawn.

Did you trace your hand at first?

i like your shading, you could probably do with some more detail on this. Most hands have a lot of lines in them, I'd like to see more of them.

It's a very good "first" step. i'm assuming this isn't your very first drawing by pencil, but you're saying you're learning, I'd say you're well on your way.

The pinky finger seems a bit skinny, and the index finger does look a bit crooked. If you drew it by eye, I'd say it's real good.

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Tateos responds:

No, I didn't trace my hand. It was done from sight.
And yeah, I had a lot of wrinkles drawn in originally, but I was reckless when I shaded and lost a lot of that detail.