To gain a better understanding of drawing from life we practiced some basic gesture drawing tasks which prepared us for the start of the life drawing sessions. This started with the practice of hand gestures and the different positions we could draw our hands in. Below shows a few of my studies;
To start we practiced simple and fast hand sketches ranging from 3-5 minutes on each sketch. This was helpful as a warm up and helped me to get used to the basics of a hands structure to then work on longer and larger scale drawing which ranged from 10-30 minutes.
These drawings i feel were the best hands i have ever drawn, and i feel this reflects on the importance of working from life. It gives more accurate detail and helps to see the three dimensional side of what i am drawing.