I seem to have developed a favourite pose for my hand sketches. I can’t say for sure why I keep coming back to this one. I suppose part of the reason is just because it’s a comfortable pose for me that I tend to settle into quite easily. Then after the first few times it also became one of the easiest hand poses for me to draw, just because I had more practice with it. Anyway, when I’m feeling tired or uncreative or I’m just looking for something that I know I can pull off, this is the pose I tend to settle on. Today I had a bit more fun with it by adding the shadows. That made for an interesting change.
Definitely some huge proportion issues on that one. I also couldn’t get the angles quite right. I don’t know, it all just came out wrong for some reason. It was because I was so disappointed with this one that I decided to go back to my old faithful hand pose.
I’m still glad I pushed myself to try something new. Hopefully next time around it will go a bit better. I wanted to get at least one sketch that I was happy with though. I suppose this way I get the best of both worlds. One that I’m happy with and one that’s more experimental. In the end it all worked out okay. Now I just need to succeed at getting it done earlier in the day.