I’m fairly certain that I’ve done this pose before. Possibly multiple times. I seem to be very unoriginal indeed when it come to hand poses. I suppose thirty-eight weekly hand sketches in though these things are bound to start getting a bit repetitive. Anyway I think this is probably my favourite pose. It just feels so natural for me. I’m sure my hand does do other things but this is one of only about two poses that always come to mind when I’m specifically trying to come up with a pose.
Despite this technically being a life drawing, drawn from my own hand, I wasn’t entirely going for realism on this one. I wanted to take advantage of the new ink cartridge by going for nice clean lines this time. I didn’t entirely succeed with that but I think the effort led to an interesting effect. It’s interesting to see what happens when you commit to a line, regardless of whether it feels right or not.