Sketching hands

I sketched a lot this week, rather than really finish much. I’m trying to get better at using hands to emphasize expressions.

Concept art for Vid:ilantes 2. I needed to draw the wyvern, since he’s kind of important, and of course any excuse to draw Jayesh is fine with me. I also wanted to try a Studio Ghibli style for the background. Landscapes in Studio Ghibli films always have

1. Puffy clouds,

2. Deep blue skies

3. Green landscapes with a complementary undercolor,

4. Flowers,

5. Often a picturesque cottage of some kind.

Well, I put in everything but the cottage, but I might try that in a later pic. This was just a speedpaint, and I left a lot of things undefined.

And now, the sketches:

I really tried to convey the sense of the scene with the hands, here. Max is saying, “She’s gone. I just can’t get past it.” And Jayesh is saying, “You have to move on, man.” The hands are instrumental in conveying their expressions, here. I’d like to finish this one up, even if all I do is ink it. Love my Destiny characters. And their hair. So much fun to draw their hair.

My husband has been getting into Warhammer: Age of Sigmar lately (I blame you, Jeff!). He’s teaching the kids to build models with the eventual intent of playing the game, but you need a ton of minis to even play a small battle. Anyway, there’s these creatures called gryph-hounds, which are like griffins, except eagle/grayhound instead of eagle/lion. I have been amused by the mental image of the warrior dudes petting their hounds and going, “Who’s a good boy?” I mean, somebody has to train these beasts and give them treats when they kill people. 😀

And that’s all for this week. It’s been really relaxing to just do quick sketches and not worry so much about finishing things, so I’m hoping to do more of that this week.

One thought on “Sketching hands

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.